Can You Fly With a Fishing Pole?

In short, the answer is yes.

However, there are certain guidelines and restrictions that must be followed.

When it comes to flying with a fishing pole, airlines will generally allow you to take your fishing pole as a carry-on item. However, they may require that the rod is placed in a hard case or other protective covering.

Airlines also may limit the number of poles that can be carried on board the aircraft. So if you are taking multiple rods with you on your trip, you should check with your airline prior to boarding to ensure there will be enough room for them.

In addition to carrying your rod as a carry-on item, some airlines also allow passengers to check their fishing poles as baggage, provided they are properly packaged. To do this, make sure the rod is placed in a hard case and secured with strong straps or duct tape.

It’s also important to note that many airlines have size restrictions when it comes to fishing poles. Some may require rods to be shorter than 60 inches in order to be accepted as checked baggage.


In conclusion, it is possible to fly with a fishing pole as long as all airline guidelines and restrictions are followed. Make sure the rod is properly packaged and within size restrictions before attempting to fly with it.

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Daniel Bennet