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Old 06-25-2009, 06:56 AM
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Have a question directed to me by a first timer on my annual Yellowstone trip this year. He's new to fly fishing.

His fly rod is a two piece, so the tube is at least 48 inches long. He was in a fly shop and overheard a conversation indicating that such a case is now considered excess size luggage and can cost him up to $50 to ship.

All my travel rods are now 4 piece so I never had the problem.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:45 AM
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I'd call the airline directly and see what they say.
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Hi,if I were you I'd lend one of my rods to your friend...that's an easy way to solve the problem.
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Well, I checked.

He's flying NW out of LGA. NW says oversize luggage is that above total dimensions of 62 inches. (L+W+H).

If his rod case is less than 3 inches in diameter and no more than 56 inches long he's home free.

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Get it in writing. I had trouble with mine. Also I hear that they don't like line on carry on reels..
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