getting gear to canada

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getting gear to canada

yugrac
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yugrac
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Joined: Dec 15 2012, 11:49 PM

Dec 22 2017, 02:46 AM #1

OK with the Canada fly in for my son and I getting closer every month, [June 4,5,6,7] I was wondering if any of you guys who ever have done this had opinions. My son and I were discussing ideas about rod and lure transport. We both have good rod cases that are big enough that we could put our rods and fishing lures both in the case. The TSA is very unclear on what you can bring on board, as carry on, as far as lures with hooks on them. I dont know if a guy should trust the airline with high end rods, lost luggage is not un-heard of. We were considering packing all we could in our rod tubes and UPSing them to Canada, a few weeks before the trip, and then bringing them back as checked luggage on the trip back. Does this even sound like a good idea? Any opinions helpful, or someone with experience with this. 
PS, still have not figured out how to post pics,, my screen on my PC never looks like any of the ones I see other people trying to explain how to do it.
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jimvision
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Joined: Sep 12 2009, 10:24 PM

Dec 24 2017, 09:16 PM #2

yugrac, click Full Editor & Preview. It should be underneath this reply box, next to Submit button.(after clicking) Then underneath this reply box you should see Add files underneath the word Attachments. Click add files and your photo library should come up for you to choose from. When done, click Submit.

I was 10 on my last Canada trip and Uncle Larry took care of everything lol.
However, my last 2 WA trips, I usps (US Mail) out my long rods, reels, waders, fillet knives and some tackle. It made travel easier and was cheaper than checking as a second bag (i checked a cooler full of frozen salmon as my 2nd bag--cheaper than ups or fed ex on way home). I also mailed home all that i mailed out plus new tackle of course. 
I'm curious to hear someone's Canada experience regarding this also, just in case I ever get lucky enough to go.
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FishinDutchman
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Joined: Feb 8 2011, 10:15 PM

Dec 29 2017, 02:44 PM #3

I've been on lots of fly-in trips to Canada and have never heard of anyone sending their gear like this.  On all but one trip, we drove into Canada from Indy and then got a flight from there to our lake.  Usually the airports in Canada were super small & we flew fairly small airplanes - so you can keep an eye on your luggage the whole time (not like a major hub where you give your luggage to the front desk person & just hope that it gets on the right plane with you).  However, if you're flying from home, that may be a different story.

If you have a hard case for your rods, you should be fine... if you can fit your other gear all into one bag, that would work nicely.  Use some duct tape on tackle boxes to make sure they don't open during flight.
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basseyepike
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Joined: Jan 28 2011, 01:13 PM

Jan 8 2018, 01:54 PM #4

yugrac wrote: OK with the Canada fly in for my son and I getting closer every month, [June 4,5,6,7] I was wondering if any of you guys who ever have done this had opinions. My son and I were discussing ideas about rod and lure transport. We both have good rod cases that are big enough that we could put our rods and fishing lures both in the case. The TSA is very unclear on what you can bring on board, as carry on, as far as lures with hooks on them. I dont know if a guy should trust the airline with high end rods, lost luggage is not un-heard of. We were considering packing all we could in our rod tubes and UPSing them to Canada, a few weeks before the trip, and then bringing them back as checked luggage on the trip back. Does this even sound like a good idea? Any opinions helpful, or someone with experience with this. 
PS, still have not figured out how to post pics,, my screen on my PC never looks like any of the ones I see other people trying to explain how to do it.
I have made 17 fly-in trips to Canada.  If you are flying commercial I would suggest following TSA rules.  Here is what I found! http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_resul ... ng%20lures

The rod tubes are a pain not only on commercial flights but on float plane trip as well.  We drive to the base and load the plan.  I have one canvas rod bag and one homemade bag from old curtain.  Rod tubes in a float plane end up between the heads of back seat passengers and take up valuable weight if you have a weight restriction.

Our catch on the lake we fly in to numbers about 1000 walleye and 400 pike.  Walleye lures I take are 1/4 and 3/8th oz. jigs with shank to hold plastic white, orange, white, or other bright twister tails. We top them with leeches, minnows, or gulp minnows.  Pike lures are Dardevele spoons 1 oz. Red and White, Five of Diamonds, and Chrome and Orange work for us.  You can use crankbaits, spinner baits, and lindy rigs but I have not found them to be better than the jig or spoon setup.
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