It was the World’s Largest Fly Rod & Reel that caught our attention (imagine that!). The towering yellow rod points skyward, angled to hook an equally large Gulf tarpon. The 70 foot long fly rod was certified as World’s Largest in 1999 by the Guinness World Records. It is a functional fly rod made of fiberglass with a working, 4 ft. diameter reel. In fact there is a tarpon that can be seen leaping out of the water just off Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier nearby. A sign in front of the fly rod says that the operation of the fly rod would require the combined strength of two dozen strong men or one large Texan! But, first they will have to repair the fishing line and the upper portion of the rod which appears to have been neglected along the years. Still, it was something pretty unusual.
Horses on the Beach and a Wind Farm in the distance.