Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Earth, Sol System
From the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Website FAQ:
Is fishing equipment permitted in carry-on baggage?
Fishing rods or poles (without hooks) are permitted as carry-on baggage, while fishing rods or poles with hooks must be carried as checked baggage. Fishing tackle (e.g. reels, lines, flies, and pliers) should always be packed in your checked baggage.
Contact your air carrier for more information on size, weight and quantity limits for carry-on and checked baggage.