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#10990914 - 07/21/15 10:16 AM Flying with flies?
Steven S. Offline
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Registered: 04/30/14
Posts: 53
Loc: Dallas
Has anyone tried to fly with flies before, particularly saltwater flies? I'm heading to Florida on Thursday and I've tied a bunch of Grassett's Snook Minnows, but didn't even think that Uncle TSA might try to capture them. Any advice or thoughts? I really don't want to check any luggage...

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#10991001 - 07/21/15 10:48 AM Re: Flying with flies? [Re: Steven S.]
Golfer Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 412
Loc: DFW
I have never had a problem with large streamers for trout. I just make sure they are in a box, in a jacket, in my waders, in the carry-on.

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#10991122 - 07/21/15 11:41 AM Re: Flying with flies? [Re: Steven S.]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3048
Loc: East Texas
You might want to check with your airline first.

I always put my fly boxes in checked luggage, myself, and have never had a single problem all over the World.

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#10991329 - 07/21/15 01:03 PM Re: Flying with flies? [Re: Steven S.]
wwest Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 468
Loc: San Antonio, TX, Midland, TX, ...
Personally, I don't trust the TSA's judgment on anything. You might consider overnighting them to yourself C/O your hotel, guide, or whomever you're staying with and call ahead and tell them it's coming. Just my thoughts. cool
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