Above Photo: Canada’s Largest Fly Rod which is located in the Steelhead Park in Houston, British Columbia. Thousands upon thousands of folks have stopped and had their pictures taken along side the fly rod.
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The below write up on the fly rod comes from the plaque which is located at the base of the fly rod.
200 pound Steelhead ?
At six times the length of an average fly fishing rod, “Canada’s Largest Fly Rod” could theoretically catch a "chromer" that big.
It would require more than a dozen fishermen working in unison to maneuver the 800 pound rod, and a river boxcars wide to cast upon.
And, of course, you would need a 200 pound “Steely”.
Though local catches run in the 8 – 10 pound range, the occasional enthusiast has been overheard describing fish big enough to snap this rod’s 300 pound test tip. But, for one reason or another, these monsters are always “the ones that got away”.
Over 270 hours of donated labor and 470 hours of donated equipment and shop time went into the construction of Canada’s Largest Fly rod.
Originally the idea of local resident and avid fly fishermen, Warner Jarvis, the project eventually enlisted the help of dozens of Houston residents and 41 local companies.
For information on things to do in and around Houston, British Columbia, please contact the Houston and District Chamber Of Commerce/Visitors Centre. Links below.
Also, I hope you enjoy the photos that I have taken around our beautiful town.
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