Re: Fishing gear.... on the airplane.
I had to check my poles when I took a flight a little after 9-11, I asked why and they said the fishing line could be used as a weapon to strangle someone. So I needed to check the poles or they would take them as contraband.
I would bring a nice rod holder incase they tell you one thing and when you get there tell you soemthing different. I had to rubberband my poles together and hope for the best... They arrived in 1 piece so I was happy.
But I have noticed they aren't as strict anymore.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Here's to Tight Lines, Bent Rods, and Screamin Reels.... FISH ON!