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Flying with a rod

Started by Clemsontygerfan, August 09, 2013, 14:07:47 PM

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Anyone carried one on a domestic flight lately?


International Falls -> Minneapolis/St Paul
Minn/St Paul -> Knoxville.

Was allowed to put a 4-piece tube in the overhead compartment both times, in addition to my carry on.

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Most, if not all overheads have an opening in the back that connects two adjacent compartments, allowing longer tubes to fit. At least that's what I experienced the last time I flew to Montana. Well most likely take a 3 piece, a 4 piece, but I'm seriously thinking about carrying a 2 piece boo rod,  in its four foot tube!

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!


I flew all over last summer and fall with a two piece 8' - 6" and a four piece. Always put them in overhead, never a problem.


Right on!  Thanks for the input.  I'm heading up to New Hampshire / Maine for work (flying into Logan) and possibly bringing back a 2-piece. 


Flown with a 4 piece multiple times in the last couple years and never had a problem.


Flew to CO twice last year with a two piece 9' rod, so did Socks. They either let you leave it up front near the door or they'll let you hold onto it in your seat. I fly US Airways all the time since a buddy's wife works for them (stand by seats) and usually get 1st class. I am not sure of other airlines allow this flexibility...


They don't call it a fly rod for nothin.