The World's Largest (Most Menacing) Fly Rod

January 18, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Move over, 14-weights. Houston, British Columbia, lays claim to the largest fly fishing rod in the world, which, according to the Travel British Columbia Web site, “sits menacingly between the Chamber of Commerce building and Steelhead Park.” “The rod is 60-feet long and made entirely of aluminum (aluminium for you readers outside of North America). To date, the rod has never caught a fish – nor has anyone been Herculean enough to even use it – but tales from local fishermen of valiant struggles and harrowing escapes from titanic monsters of the sea indicate that the rod will eventually be brought into action.” (Which PR agency wrote that copy?)
Here’s a better picture.