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#10913167 - 06/12/15 12:55 PM Fly Rods on a Plane - No more
Bass_Bustin_Texan Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 23513
Loc: Longview
I heard you can't carry fly rods on a plane anymore. They are considering them club like items. Even in the cases we all have.

Just be warned for you summer travelers.
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#10913423 - 06/12/15 03:10 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
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who did you hear that from?
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#10913451 - 06/12/15 03:24 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
Texjbq Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 48
Loc: San Marcos, Tx
Doesn't sound true to me. I googled "Fly Fishing Rods on Airplanes" and this was the most recent information that it pulled up. Could be the airlines getting stricter and stricter on size and shape of carry on's to save money.

http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/hunting-and-fishing-equipment

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#10914020 - 06/12/15 08:20 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
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Loc: Smithville, Texas
I have flown with rods for years on a recent trip was told i had to check my rods at $25 a piece. Going to get a 9 piece travel rod
Mike
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#10914143 - 06/12/15 09:32 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
COFF Offline
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I think there is a new TSA limit on the L x W of all carry-ons. It may just be that a 4 piece rod is too long.
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#10914465 - 06/13/15 07:11 AM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
Bass_Bustin_Texan Offline
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Buddy was flying last weekend and saw several guys with the smaller rod cases get turned down going to Colorado. It was the TSA that stopped them at the gate. Said it was "Club Like", these were small cases...trout rods. My buddy was getting the Full Monty search by TSA(they said he tested positive for explosives, even though this guy doesn't even own a gun) when the fly guys came through....while he was in the middle of his 45 minute search he witnesses the fly guys getting upset.

IMO this is a result of the TSA trying to cover their rears after they found them to fail 63 out of 67 test last month this week the ties to terrorism with their employees.

Buddy of mine is going next week to Yellowstone, he is packing his in his luggage. I told him I hope its safe.
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You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish. ~Unknown

Open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you´re living.

No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.

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#10914733 - 06/13/15 11:02 AM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
BASSIC Offline
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Registered: 05/24/09
Posts: 541
Loc: Forney TX.
I brought mine to Cancun I just place them in my check in bag because they want to charge me $25 each way!

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#10915705 - 06/13/15 09:25 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: BASSIC]
SportingClaysLA Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 23
Loc: Prosper
I flew to Key West last month, both airlines websites said check them, I asked again at the ticket counter, again same results.
Puzzling though....still seeing many peeps on the secured side with fly rod tubes.
Check out the new TFO bag with rollers that has storage capacity for fly rods on sides, might pay dividends in the long run for those who travel on the "fly".

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#10915990 - 06/14/15 03:33 AM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 2861
Loc: Sherman, TX
There was a 2 pc Zebco rod on the flight from Denver to DFW tonight.

There were several fly rod tubes spotted in the waiting area of the Denver airport.

Sounds like the typical TSA inconsistency that we've dealing with since the organization was created...
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#10916009 - 06/14/15 06:16 AM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: RexW]
Bass_Bustin_Texan Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
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Loc: Longview
Originally Posted By: RexW
There was a 2 pc Zebco rod on the flight from Denver to DFW tonight.

There were several fly rod tubes spotted in the waiting area of the Denver airport.

Sounds like the typical TSA inconsistency that we've dealing with since the organization was created...



I agree. If you have my type of luck, you know you will get the one TSA Butt.
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You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish. ~Unknown

Open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you´re living.

No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.

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#10916886 - 06/14/15 05:50 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
LoneStarCarper Offline



Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 12139
Loc: Addison
I fly weekly all over country I always travel with fly rod or rods I fact I am trying this on a delayed flight from Dallas to Indianapolis with 2 fly rods in tow AA1382
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#10916892 - 06/14/15 05:53 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
LoneStarCarper Offline



Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 12139
Loc: Addison
I have a bitch creek back park from fishpond that holds 2 rods on either side both rod tubes in rod holders on backpack
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#10920073 - 06/16/15 09:25 AM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
Golfer Jeff Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 382
Loc: DFW
I flew May 30, June 2, and June 7th with two fly rods attached to my carry-on. No problems. Not a single peep from TSA or any agents.

SOunds like an inconsistent application of a flawed policy.

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#10920373 - 06/16/15 11:31 AM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
ZachW Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/29/14
Posts: 104
Same- I flew SW on 6/5 and 6/8, DAL-DEN with no issues.

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#10926129 - 06/18/15 02:19 PM Re: Fly Rods on a Plane - No more [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
Brad Bessett Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 113
Loc: Little Elm, TX
I guess I am lucky. My 4 piece rod tubes (usually bring 1 tube with 2 rods inside) fit diagonally in my checked luggage. Try it, my luggage isn't oversized or anything.

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