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Flying with Rods

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After a quick glance searching through goggle I couldn't find anything about restrictions on rods being a carry on item. Those of you that fly out and bring your gear with you, how do you normally do it? Ksong said he took a rod on as carry on and no one bothered him. I'll check with my airline when I can but just wanted to get some input from you guys first.
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For a budget case the plano airliner can be had for $50.
it will hold 4 2pc rods in socks easily.

forget about a lock as it must be ready for inspection.

do put your contact info on inside of tube as well as outside.
There is no point in locking. tsa or another customs will cut it off if they want to. The hassle is will your rod case keep up with your luggage. It is oversized and handled differently.
Does the rod case come out on the round motorized thing (?) the bags are on when you arrive?

No, you will be claiming your rod tube at oversized luggage. Do have i.d. on inside of rod case as well as outside. tsa advised not to lock at j.f.k. as even after check in it could be reinspected. I can tell you that some of my luggage was reinspected as they leave card in luggage telling you so. You will know if you are in airport with hightend security as they will search gear bags at xray.
In Dubai the security person pulled a nagasima long jig out of redfisha's gear bag held it up like a sword and started shouting in arabic! It took a little explaining....
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