World’s Largest Fly Rod

The World’s Largest Fly Rod was the invention of a local resident and avid fly fisherman, Warner Jarvis. The idea came upon him while he was attending a tourism workshop, where he had been sketching on a paper napkin. The rod was installed May 5, 1990. Many volunteers contributed countless hours of time and effort. It is 60 feet (18.3 M) tall, weighs 800 lbs (364 kg), the reel diameter is 36 inches (90 cm) and the fly is 21 inches (53 cm). People can buy a centimeter of the rod for $5 and receive a numbered certificate, showing ownership of the specific centimeter. It is located in Steelhead Park.

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