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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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I had the very recent experience of having the Halifax TSA deny the carry on of my flies. (My rods, reels and lines were permitted) I haven't had this trouble anywhere else. I couldn't check the flies to my final destination because I was flying through IAD (DC) to SF but had learned of a death in the family just the day before and found that my best option was to skip the SF flight and rent a car from DC and Drive to NC for the funeral (thereby making it impossible to check baggage) Considering that the instructions indicate no sharp objects or sissors more than four inches in length I wonder does the Canadian TSA do this everywhere or was I the victim of a couple of random knuckleheads?

My flies are still in Nova Scotia.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 02:00 PM
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Sorry to hear about the incident GD.

I live in Toronto and was aware of the flies issue so typically put them in my checked luggage.

Last year on route to the Bulkley I put my tackle bag with reels in my carry on and upon inspection the agents found a couple random hooks in the bag. I apologised and they let me keep them in the carry on.

So...I guess it's formally against the rules but at the end of the day the individual agent can make a judgement call...and I guess you got one that wasn't so nice...
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Don,

First...apologies for not responding to your PM. I have been on holiday with the family for the past 2 weeks with no computer access (it was awesome)...no TV either.

Unfortunate, as the water levels for our province are like October, and the angling is terrific.

I have had the same issues with flies and travel, and now carry-on only rods and reels. Why they allow reels spooled with potential chokers, and rods that could be snapped and used as spears is beyond logic...but if we point that out, then all will have to be checked.

If you get me a contact in Chester, I'll make sure your flies get home safely.

Shoot me an email at [email protected]

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Chris:
There is a good chance that a friend of mine will be headed back in September so I will be able to retrieve my flies then. Good news is I have most of my steelhead flies here in California so I won't miss the summer run due to a fly shortage. (All my best small mouth flies are there in Chester however) Thanks for the offer!
BTW: the sea run brookie fishing was pretty cool! And the sailing was excellent.

DH

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Your flies are history. I always print up several copies of the tsa list which allows for the carry-on of flies.

I had two numbnuts try the same scam on me in the airport in deer lake Newfoundland. I raised my voice and got really animated and shoved a copy of the tsa list at both of them. They turned sheepish and shut up. They knew they were pulling a scam and didn't want to get caught.

Never trust those dirty Canucks.
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You had better be joking. If not, well, I guess you're probably par for the course.

You cannot carry on flies in Canada. Just check them. It's not really an intelligent rule, but it is a rule. Being an arrogant jerkoff at the security lineup and assuming the clerks are out to steal your GBSkunks, well. That's a discussion more suitable to have with a psychiatrist.

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Your flies are history. I always print up several copies of the tsa list which allows for the carry-on of flies.

I had two numbnuts try the same scam on me in the airport in deer lake Newfoundland. I raised my voice and got really animated and shoved a copy of the tsa list at both of them. They turned sheepish and shut up. They knew they were pulling a scam and didn't want to get caught.

Never trust those dirty Canucks.
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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.
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Never had a problem with reels/lines as carry on in van, edmonton, whitehorse or calgary. Yellowknife gave me some grief. When air canada broke my hardy featherweight, I started carrying my reels on instead of checking...
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Flies are permitted on the US tsa list and were permitted when I flew through Canada. I had both the us and Canadian copies.

Those guys looked at the flies and tried to confiscate them. It was my last check point on the way home.

And yes a stupid rule. I had my stethoscope (of all things) stolen out of my checked bags on air canada. It was there at customs then gone at final destination.
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