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12 minutes ago, slonezp said:

What about needlenose pliers and weights? I'm not checking bags so it would be carry on.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/small-fishing-lures

I'd just plan on checking a bag to be safe.

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You are at the mercy of the person who screens your stuff. While trying to fly into Canada, they didn’t want to allow the fishing line on our reels in our carry on. This was several years ago and I don’t know how strict they are about following the rules to the letter today

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Yeah, pointy stabby items in checked baggage. You're better off buying hooks when you get there if you're not doing checked baggage. 

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5 minutes ago, Tennessee Boy said:

I realize this is a serious topic but I'm cracking up thinking about it.  I'm imagining a high jacker saying "I've got 4/0 Gamakatsu here and I'm not afraid to use it"

I just dont want to dick  around.

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Get plastic hooks and tape them to the inside of your thighs....:ok-wink:

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1 hour ago, MAN said:

I have never had a problem..even as little as a month ago. 

 

 

Just because you didn't have a problem doesn't mean the next guy won't. 

 

From the TSA website

 

Fishing pole

 
  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Fishing rods are permitted in carry-on and checked bags; however, passengers should check with the airline to confirm that the fishing rod fits within size limitations for carry-on items.

Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked bags. Like other high-value objects, you may wish to pack expensive reels or fragile tackle that does not pose a security threat (small flies) in your carry-on bags.

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23 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Just because you didn't have a problem doesn't mean the next guy won't. 

 

From the TSA website

 

Fishing pole

 
  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Fishing rods are permitted in carry-on and checked bags; however, passengers should check with the airline to confirm that the fishing rod fits within size limitations for carry-on items.

Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked bags. Like other high-value objects, you may wish to pack expensive reels or fragile tackle that does not pose a security threat (small flies) in your carry-on bags.

understood

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I routinely fly with fishing gear - both within the US, and back/forth to Canada.  Do it a few times every year.  I fly Delta and Air Canada.

 

My experience over the last 5 years, travelling with gear has been as follows.

 

Small hook packages and a few lures with singles and trebles: carrying a few in carry on has never posed an issue.  Have never been questioned about them.  Mostly I did not intend to carry on.

 

Tackle bag, included in checked bag: no problems.

 

Travel rods in cylinders: carry on, no problems.

 

2-pc ugly stick or similar rod: carried on as-is and put in overhead compartment, never any questions or issues.

 

However, your experience and the actual rules may vary.

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I just flew from West Palm Beach to Atlanta to Mexico City to Los Mochis Mexico. Had a carry on suitcase & carry on rod case 33" long. No problems until going through security leaving Los Mochis on the return leg. I was informed that their airport policy did not allow any fishing rods to be carried on only checked. Had to return to the check in desk & pay $55 USD to check my carry on rod case. Security did the same thing to another angler leaving on the same flight. I had flown out of Los Mochis one other time with my carry on rod case with no problem. It all depends on the individual running TSA security or foreign security as what the procedure is for that particular day. Leaving a foreign country gives you no choice but to comply with their wishes. 

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On 11/19/2019 at 11:46 AM, Tennessee Boy said:

I realize this is a serious topic but I'm cracking up thinking about it.  I'm imagining a high jacker saying "I've got 4/0 Gamakatsu here and I'm not afraid to use it"

I had a flight attendant once say to me "I cannot believe they let you on the plane with that". I was not sure what she was talking about and she pointed to the hook clip on my hat. I'm like "ya I'm sure gonna do alot of damage with that" and shook my head.

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On 11/19/2019 at 8:46 AM, Tennessee Boy said:

I realize this is a serious topic but I'm cracking up thinking about it.  I'm imagining a high jacker saying "I've got 4/0 Gamakatsu here and I'm not afraid to use it"

It's ridiculous.

 

ETA: One guy tries to blow up a plane with his shoes and 20 years later we still have to take ours off to get on a plane. 

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1 hour ago, schplurg said:

It's ridiculous.

 

ETA: One guy tries to blow up a plane with his shoes and 20 years later we still have to take ours off to get on a plane. 

Which was a dud anyway cause the fuse was too wet to ignite.

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7 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Which was a dud anyway cause the fuse was too wet to ignite.

I believe they call that a “damp squigg.” Also what my boss calls checking empty traps 

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