Rules and options.
Yes, l aggree with the last post, if you are going to take a good amount of tackle ship it to your destination via, Fed ex or UPS.
I know of a number or persons who have lost equipment during the internal bagage checks, for one reason or the other. And under those circumstances you do not have much chance with the airline co for coverage of your loss. Worse of course, is that you do not have it when you arrive at your destination.