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Flying with Fishing Poles

New Arrival

I am travling with 3 fishing rods. I have read the SWA policy which states, "Fishing rod containers may measure up to three inches in diameter and 91 inches in length." However, I'm having a hard time finding one that is only 3 inches in diameter. Most are 4-5. Would a 5 inch be acceptable, or is 3 inches a hard and fast rule? My other issue is that my 3 rods will not fit into a 3 inch container, so I'm sturggling there too. Any advice appreciated! Thanks!