April 25, 2012
Secret Service Dismantles Angler's Faux Rocket-Tipped Rod Carrier
By Kirk Deeter
Here's one from the "Don't Try This at Home" file: If you make a fly rod carrier for your SUV and then decorate the tip sections of the long tubes to look like rockets, it might not be the best idea to park your vehicle near an airport. Especially near Washington, D.C. Unless you want the Secret Service to question your wife and dismantle your project.
This was the lesson apparently learned by Robert Kerlin, an avid fly fisherman and a commercial pilot, who shared his story on the Trout Unlimited blog.
Two questions come to my mind: 1) What was he thinking, parking that thing pointed at a runway in this day and age? and 2) Where I can get a rod carrier like that for my vehicle?