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Hey, everyone! I hope this question works in this section, so if not, please forgive me.

 

Anyway, I'm going back to Alaska this summer fishing and prefer to carry my own rods on the plane with me. Last year I used the rod tube Tackle Warehouse used to send me a rod. The tube worked great until it got crushed on the last flight (rods were ok). I'm in the market for a rod case/tube for the flights. The longest rod I plan on carrying will be a one-piece at a little over 7' long. Do y'all have any suggestions on what rod case/tube will be good? I'd like to keep it under $100. I thought about building one out of PVC pipe, too, but would prefer a case made for it.

 

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Bullet proof and collapses for stowing when not in use.

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Depending on where you go in AK, I would rethink 7+ ft. Even telescoping flipping sticks collapsed to 6 foot 7 inches uses on lakers and pike can be tight on some planes. AK and the NW Territories are 2 piece rod country, even the natives use 7 1/2 ft. 2 piece rods.

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21 minutes ago, spoonplugger1 said:

Depending on where you go in AK, I would rethink 7+ ft. Even telescoping flipping sticks collapsed to 6 foot 7 inches uses on lakers and pike can be tight on some planes. AK and the NW Territories are 2 piece rod country, even the natives use 7 1/2 ft. 2 piece rods.

Took a 7'1" rod up last year in an almost 9' tube and it was perfect. The float plane company we use has no problem tying it to the steps on the pontoons :) 

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Float plane trips are my minority plane rides, about twice the amount as skies. Ballon tire gravel bar, meadow, unimproved strips are far more likely, but I stand corrected though, we did lose some rods and almost the canoe on one lake fly in, one gentleman used my 3 piece back up rod all week because of it. But this is also something that happens fly fishing also when many come unprepared for being hundreds of miles from the nearest rod shop. After spending all the time and money many don't get the right rods and reels are just a dime on the dollar in comparison, but it's a great way to get a camp cook.

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I have a 30 year old Bazuka tube.  still going strong.  I have not traveled with it on a plane for a long time, but I did strap it to a pack mule recently.  the mule hated it until we stuffed it with some t-shirts to stifle the noise from the rods bouncing about.  

 

now, I am over it.  I will buy great travel rods.  

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If "Delta" means you will be flying Delta Airlines, you most likely will have to check the rods as luggage.  won't fit in overhead compartments, and may not fit in the closet at the front of the plane.  I would check with Delta for their policy.

 

I just flew Delta, and it depended on the agent how many pieces I could take onto the plane, even though sizes were small.

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4 hours ago, MickD said:

If "Delta" means you will be flying Delta Airlines, you most likely will have to check the rods as luggage.  won't fit in overhead compartments, and may not fit in the closet at the front of the plane.  I would check with Delta for their policy.

 

I just flew Delta, and it depended on the agent how many pieces I could take onto the plane, even though sizes were small.

I'm preparing to check the rods - according to Delta's website, it should check as a regular piece of luggage since it's shorter than 110". Last year Atlanta let me go right through but Anchorage gave me some trouble and when I showed them the website and that the website literally says fishing poles less than 110", they waived fees like Atlanta.

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2 hours ago, Ryanralston07 said:

I'm preparing to check the rods - according to Delta's website, it should check as a regular piece of luggage since it's shorter than 110". Last year Atlanta let me go right through but Anchorage gave me some trouble and when I showed them the website and that the website literally says fishing poles less than 110", they waived fees like Atlanta.

When I travel, I carry my rods, all travel rods so no longer case than about 36 inches, my reels/lures/etc, or at least part of them onto the plane so I can fish if my luggage doesn't make it.  I might stink, but I'll fish.

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