If you go to our (USA) TSA web site, they actually hava a page dedicated to fishing tackle regulations and RECOMEND bringing "expensive" rods reel and flies on board as carry on. I have printed this page out and carry it in an external pocket of my water repelent box which contains my cameras, reels and fly boxes. This is my carry on bag. My "personal item" is the 6" diameter rod carrier that can incase up to 8 4pc., 9' rods in their cloth sleeves. Of course this is US not UK regulations so thank you for bringing this potential problem to our attention on these shores. I will tell you that, though the Bahamas is a favorite airplane destination for me, I have traveled via aircraft from northern Canada to Tiera del Fuego without a fly tackle security issue.
Kalik, When recently returning via Nassau, I did pack my line-loaded reels in checked baggage as we have been doing. Is permission to carry these valuables as carry on an officially sanctioned privilage by Bahamian customs?
Last edited by sweet+salt; 05-01-2012 at 09:26 AM..