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Ryan Tucker
(BeartoothTucker) - M
Flying with Tenkara on 09/06/2011 17:18:54 MDT Print View

Is it possible to fly with a tenkara fly rod in your carry on? What about flies? etc...

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Probably not.... on 09/06/2011 17:37:38 MDT Print View

Fish hooks are a well known weapon of mass destruction, the rod sections can be used as stabbing weapons, the rod tube makes a great club, and worst of all, the twisted horsehair line makes a vicious garrote! You'll never make it past security! Put all those nasty weapons in a check-through bag!


Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Flying with a rod on 09/06/2011 18:17:54 MDT Print View

I would think you could. I've often seen anglers with fly rods carry them on. As long as they are not in their original metal tubes (the equivalent of baseball bats) they seem to be allowed. Not sure about flies and related gear; once, years ago, I got nicked trying to carry my fly fishing necklace (with nippers and forceps) in hand luggage, but in those days you couldn't carry nail clippers either. Try calling an airline to check.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Flying with rods on 09/06/2011 19:36:04 MDT Print View

Generally no problem flying with rods and reels as carry-on, even in their aluminum rod cases. I've done this many times over the last 5 years (carriers: Delta, Alaska Airlines)without a problem, as have many of my friends. Never tried to take flies though. I agree that this would not go well.