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Fishing gear.... on the airplane.

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Ok, so I am going to canada again this summer.... (only for 2 weekes this time but hey it's better than nothing)

anyways. it was a non issue last year with my gear becuase I just had loaded in the 'burbon that they were driving up to their place with.

But this year I have to bring my stuff in on a plane. so what are the deals with fishing gear ? I know to make sure I have the knives/multi tools out and stuff like that but... I want to try and go carry on only. ( Air canada lost my bag last time for about 2 weeks... that was fun). if I have to I guess I will go the checked bag route... but I really want to try and avoid that.

anyways I am looking for advice and all that. I will be giving air canada a call here in a bit... but getting someone on the phone there is like catching a tiger muskie.... sometimes it takes a 1000 tries.
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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.
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