Traveling with a fishing rod
  • ThymThym
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    The last time i got on a plane i was carrying a 3ft long wooden spoon. This time i will be traveling with a 6ft single piece fishing rod... apparently i like getting strange looks and questions at the airport.

    This time it wont be carry-on though, so i made this.

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    i might put a handle on it and i'll probably put a label on it with my name.
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  • C_BC_B
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    You should definitely label that. And maybe put a giant sticker on it that says "ROD CASE". Right now it looks like a pipe bomb and strange looks are the least of your worries after the TSA lays eyes on that prize.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Don't forget the biohazard and radioactive warning stickers either ....
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    ceannt said:

    Don't forget the biohazard and radioactive warning stickers either ....



    just one sticker that says "lead lined" should do the job.

    i just like that its black too.
  • ThymThym
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    You should definitely label that. And maybe put a giant sticker on it that says "ROD CASE". Right now it looks like a pipe bomb and strange looks are the least of your worries after the TSA lays eyes on that prize.


    Yup. By far the largest pipe bomb ever. 6ft long. As I was building it I considered putting a string through a hole in the end, just for the effect.
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  • ThymThym
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    ceannt said:

    Don't forget the biohazard and radioactive warning stickers either ....


    Yeah, some cool stickers like that will go awesome with the sticker that's says "the Bomb fishing rod case"
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  • C_BC_B
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    i just like that its black too.


    HA!
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  • ThymThym
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    Southwest accepted the rod in the giant abs pipe no problems. No charge for oversize or anything. Nothing but awesome.
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  • ThymThym
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    Walked up. Guy asked if it was a fishing pole. I said yes, its a fishing rod. Asked if i had a handle on the tube for the sticker. I said nope and he said ok.

    Fwiw if yojre gonna make one its worth puting a nylon strap handle on ot so they dont have to put the sticker on the fantastic paint job. I'll be adding a handle when i get back home. Just need to decide how to attach it. Pop rivets would be easy but would leave a big lug inside the tube to scratch the rod so thats out.
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  • LothosLothos
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    how about a screen door handle and 2 hose clamps
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  • ThymThym
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    Lothos said:

    how about a screen door handle and 2 hose clamps



    Its not a bad idea. Maybe something like an epoxy coated string wrapping so it looks nice. Actually that would be a fitting look since it is a rod holder...
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  • JerryJerry
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    I was thinking about it. The best way I could come up with was to drill two holes near the middle and "fish" a wire though, then use that to pull some rope though. PITA, but possible.
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  • JerryJerry
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    hose clams are excessive.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i say put a pistol grip on the lower side and carry it on your shoulder. a fake scope would be fun as well.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    fish like a man!
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  • ThymThym
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    I actually have a set of pistol grips on a different device made from ABS pipe...
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

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    I actually have a set of pistol grips on a different device made from ABS pipe...


    Pistol grip spud gun? I hope so, that would be fun!
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  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

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    I actually have a set of pistol grips on a different device made from ABS pipe...


    Pistol grip spud gun? I hope so, that would be fun!


    It actually shoots foam tipped rockets using compressed air. Pretty fun really.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny