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spey rod tubes/airplanes?

Hi everyone,
ill be flying into PDX in a few weeks, and wondered what folks have been doing w/thier rods for the flight? Carry on? Checking them in? Thanks so much in advance! Peace,Chris
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Hi everyone,
ill be flying into PDX in a few weeks, and wondered what folks have been doing w/thier rods for the flight? Carry on? Checking them in? Thanks so much in advance! Peace,Chris
I fly YYC to SFO about once every other month on Air Canada carrying my tube on board, no issues. I have also done it with United to and from LAX. The only issue is where the equipment I am flying in is too small like a tiny CRJ where the overheads are not long enough. You can always ask them to stow it with the jackets, I have never been told no on that.
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I just returned from a Seattle..Dallas...Buenes Aries...Ushuaia flight with spey rods of max size of 4 pc 13'6".Bought a large Simms duffel[44" long].Went to Home Depot and bought 4" plastc water tube.Put 4 rods in it and put the long rod in a single tube and paled them in bottom og bag and then added waders,boots packs ,flies,etc., etc.That way I did not waste use of a checked rod tube for one of my two pieces of luggage. I used my carryon and my "purse" allocation for camera gear[substantial] , Hardy and Dingley reels,and computer.If I was going somewhere on shorter trip and less in way of rods[i.e. PDX=2rods],I could get away with just that one bag.

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I just returned from a Seattle..Dallas...Buenes Aries...Ushuaia flight with spey rods of max size of 4 pc 13'6".Bought a large Simms duffel[44" long].Went to Home Depot and bought 4" plastc water tube.Put 4 rods in it and put the long rod in a single tube and paled them in bottom og bag and then added waders,boots packs ,flies,etc., etc.That way I did not waste use of a checked rod tube for one of my two pieces of luggage. I used my carryon and my "purse" allocation for camera gear[substantial] , Hardy and Dingley reels,and computer.If I was going somewhere on shorter trip and less in way of rods[i.e. PDX=2rods],I could get away with just that one bag.

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I like the sound of that. I've always managed to get single handers into my duffel and enjoy the anonymity that provides expensive rods. My current bag won't take 4-piece DH rods tho' and I've not long returned from TDF on an equally convoluted route (Rio Grande-Buenos Aires-Frankfurt-Edinburgh) with my rods in a near indestructible KIS Skitube that I got off ebay for not too much.

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I traveled to Alaska via Alaska Air, and carried a 14foot 4piece rod as carry on with no problem. I packed all my other gear in the stowed luggage.


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I've changed to a

travel golf bag for all of my spey fishing travel. They're padded, have wheels and made of ballistic nylon without being too heavy. The specific model I use is the Orio Straight Jacket http://www.ogio.com/product.php?product=177

Boots, jackets, fleece, tackle, waders; everything fishing related goes in there with room to spare and I can keep it to around 30 pounds. A small, light carry-on for camera, change of clothes, HPmini and reading material.

In the past I did the duffel bag setup like Beau but I wanted to get something with a little more structure and wheels without adding too much weight.

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Leaving PDX last fall I was forced to check my spey rod (a 13' 4 piece). On prior trips to and from PDX I had no problems. I fly Delta and it seems to be 'luck of the draw' as to what mood they happen to be in on any given day.
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