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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Air Canada Glof Bag or Snowboard Bag 4 gear

I am trying to decide on travel bag. I have been told golf bags are easier to get through check in with other items stuffed in (clothes waders boot sect)?

I think they caught on?How strict is this statement by air canada??

"Sports equipment bags and cases canít contain clothing or other personal items. They must be used only to carry sports equipment."

I was gonna shove everything(rods, boots, waders clothes etc) in golf or snowboard bag to avoid extra baggage fees.

.......... My reels case will be Handcuffed and chained to my wrist.

heres the link to the rules

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I sometimes use an Ogio straight jacket II golf bag for my spey rods and gear. I live in Canada and fly Air Canada - never have had a problem.
The bag is handy because of the wheels and I can get my long rod cases into it. Only drawback being the weight of the bag itself limits how much gear I can jam in to make 50lbs.

I think that statement might only be an issue with things like dedicated bike cases and bow and rifle cases etc.
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Just say all that clothing are sport items. problem solved. Tell 'em how much each item cost, like a drooling gearaholic, and they'll wave you right through.

They once even let me carry-on a fly rod that was gifted to me on a trip without a tube, just the sock. We've all seen Ewen McGregor throw a snake-roll single spey to disarm a terrorist, so they were glad to have me on-board that flight with the rod.
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When I have traveled on Air Canada to Terrace I have used a large duffel bag which is about 40" or 42" long and about 16" dia or so. You can google on popular auction site that is where I got mine. I then put my rods in this duffel (4 pc 12.5' Spey rods) along with my waders, boots, rain jacket, shaving kit, I will also put in fishing clothes in the bag ( these are place in a plastic shopping bag inside the duffel). I make sure the weight of the bag is below the weight threshold. I then take a carry on bag with reels, camera and additional clothes. That way only one bag is checked in and it costs me the standard bag fee for one checked bag. I do the same on other airlines when I go fishing elsewhere. I use to use a ski bag when I had 2 pcs rods but it does not work well in terms of getting wading boots in also would be charged more for oversize bag.
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We flew Air Canada from Toronto/Vancouver/Terrace and back last fall and had 5 double handed rods in a snowboard bag with no problems. All gear (waders/boots/jackets/flies and boxes/ reels and lines) was packed into suitcases. And unless it has changed (or because I was flying from Canada to the US once with fishing gear) you should check all your reels unless you are willing to take all lines and backing off them because "the line can be used to bind someone". ��
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