I am considering putting a trip together to panama and was looking for some recommendations as far as itinerary. I will be flying from Dulles (IAD) and flying to panama city. it looks like COPA has a direct flight that departs 6ish and arrived 10ish. all other flights have layovers and don’t arrive until later in the evening. since trips of this nature typically require another jumper air flight or long ground transport the COPA flight seems ideal as I would be able to get to a resort all in the same day. The COPA flight is typically only 20-30 bucks more which would more than cover a overnight stay in panama city. However, I have heard there may be baggage problems with COPA pertaining to Rods and tackle. Their web site states a maximum of 62 inches which would limit everything besides fly rods. I have also heard other horror stories about line being taken off spools which were carried on so that as well concerns me. Any information that would help me plan this trip from those of you who have been fortunate enough to take a trip like this already would be greatly appreciated.