Re: TSA reels and flies

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Posted by Doug Jeffries on 2013-10-28 12:39:42 in reply to TSA reels and flies posted by jbass on 2013-10-28 07:51:50

TSA's own web site is a little vague about fishing tackle.

"Tackle Equipment

Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked luggage. Like other high-value objects, you may wish to pack expensive reels or fragile tackle that does not pose a security threat (small flies) in your carry-on baggage."

The first sentence provides the basis for a judgement call by the agents. Like several others, it just isn't worth the hassle. I check flies. I usually carry at least one reel and my rods around the US and when leaving the US. But it's best to plan to check it all when returning to the US. My experience is they are more conservative on flights returning to the US.

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