I'm flying up to Smithers instead of driving this year. Air Canada/Air Canada Express has let me carry-on spey rod tubes in the past but it's been a few years. Is that still the case? Can someone with recent experience fill me in?
If I may add on - is it still ok to take fly reels and flies in the hand luggage? Last year, flies were no problem in accordance with their regulations on hook size, but then again they surprised me by restricting the number of hand-warmers they'd allow in the hand luggage...
I suggest putting in your carry on your reels for sure and some tube flies without hooks and then you know you're ok. I have a waterproof pack that I use for something with me in the boat and it works great as a carryon. Hope this might be helpful.