HACK’D – How I Travel with ALL my Fishing Gear FOR FREE
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HACK’D – How I Travel with ALL my Fishing Gear FOR FREE

December 5, 2019

Howdy, partner. Today I’m going to show you guys how I travel
with all my fishing gear. Stay tuned. We have been getting a lot of questions and
a lot of comments asking us, “how do you travel with all your fishing stuff? How do you bring your rods? How do you bring your reels? How do you bring all your sinkers and tackle
and all that stuff?” and that’s a really good question. Um, and I guess it isn’t really too much common
sense in that. I figured out how to bring all my stuff on
the airplane for pretty much free. First off, fly Southwest. Southwest is great because it allows you two
checked in bags for free and it’s great and the prices for the tickets are great, you
can change the dates on those tickets that you’ve bought anytime, Southwest has always
been really good for me, so first step: fly Southwest. Second step: when you’re packing your reels, when you’re packing your babies they need to be protected, okay? So this wasn’t even very protected when I
pack my reels, I take this actual reel off so that there’s no chance of it getting damaged,
so it’s like this and then I wrap this up in a towel and put it into a big bag along
with my other reels, so in here I’ve got one, two–see, these are the pouches I’m talking
about, you can get these from Bass Pro, you can get these from online, you wrap your reels
up with them. I’ve got–that’s where this reel went–little
tiny micro reel… This isn’t even mine! Stephen, this is your mom’s reel. Anyways, when I pack my reels, I break ’em
down, I put them into individual bags, and then I put it into a bigger bag and this does
not go in checked in luggage. They like to—the TSA likes to throw my bags
around and I don’t want any chance of my very precious fishing reels to get damaged or broken
so what I do with this bag of reels is I put it in my backpack for carryon, that way I
can protect it in my, right here, okay? I keep it right here at all times and I just
kind of coddle it like this, throughout the flight, and if they start making–you know,
fussing and stuff, I just say “Chh, chh, chh, chh, chh…… Chhh, chh, chh, chh, chh…” and I kind of
rock it back and forth a little bit—- I’m just kidding, guys. You can’t take yourself too seriously. Okay, any–I’m not kidding about actually
bringing it onto the plane and holding it in front of you, um, that’s the best way to
keep your reel safe. Don’t check it in. Carry on. Okay? Next, for my actual rods and stuff, um, I
check that-I check that in, uh, but I do this with–I do this with the travel rod carrier,
and this thing, I think it runs–the price tag here says $70, something like that, close
to that, I got it from Bass Pro, I have many of these, and the way that these things work
is there’s a clip right here that you can put a lock on—elaughhh. There’s a pin, you pull the pin and this thing
will extend–oops…. and this thing will extend to whatever length you need it, then
you put your rods inside this big tube right here, maybe wrap it with a towel so that it
doesn’t swing around, and then you basically just put the pin back in and you check this
in as oversized and Southwest doesn’t charge us extra for this, um, when you go and pick
up your rods it’ll be in oversized luggage but it’s kind of—I get weird looks sometimes
because I’m walking around with what looks like– a bazooka in the airport… Now as for, like all of my fishing tackle,
what kind of tackle should I bring? You know, that’s always a struggle for me
is, “How much can I bring without being over 50lbs,” and like, “What all do I even need
to use on that trip?” So what you really need to do is think about
what kind of fishing you’re going to be doing most. the key of this is to be very compact and
selective with what you bring, um, so Southwest allows you two checked in carryons–Southwest
allows you two checked in bags, I use one of those bags just for my tackle so I have
a whole suitcase just for my tackle. Now let me show you what I pretty much pack
almost every time I go. Okay, in this bag I’ve got all my lures, okay? These are my swimbaits, I make individual
boxes like this for different adventures, so this is my swimbait adventure. It’s got all my jig heads in here, little,
smaller lures, this bag also has my swimbait stuff, leader line… pretty much always bring
the Super Salty Squid nowadays… more swimbaits, yeah, so I’ve made separate boxes and separate
bags for different adventures that I think I’m going to take. This is my swimbait bag, my lures bag, and
then I’ve got my own bait box. Terminal tackle box so I’m pretty much prepared
at any moment to throw a hi-low rig, or a Carolina rig, or a fish finder rig just by
bringing this one box. I’ve got my lures and I’ve got my rigs. Um, these boxes are really similar to the
ones in the Adventure Kits that we make right here, we developed these because it’s pretty
much exactly what I do for myself anyways, comes with a guide on um, how to fish these
different places, uh, this is a pier fishing one, comes with all the stuff that I use for
my pier fishing, this one is my surf fishing, comes with all the stuff that I use for the
surf fishing, um, and this is the jetty one, but I would bring just the boxes, I don’t
need the guide for myself i’ll bring just the boxes for separate adventures. If you want to go on one of these adventures,
the inlet, if you’re going to the inlet, or if you’re going to the surf or if you’re going
to the pier, I suggest you pick one of these up if you wanna just get on some fish right
away. It’s just, it’s got a comprehensive guide
on here that I’ve written myself on all the different advice that I’ve found to be true
in a lot of the places that I fish so hopefully this will get you on some fish, and if you’re
going on a trip soon, I always bring the super salty squid because it travels so well, uh
you don’t need to–a lot of times when I’m at a place, especially a really good fishing
location, a lot of times there’s not many bait shops around, um I like to go to more
remote areas because I find that the fishing in remote areas usually is a lot better than
somewhere where it’s very, very populated, um, and I’ve encountered this problem in Mexico,
where there were no bait shops anywhere! It was so hard to find any kind of bait shops,
that’s why I was so glad I brought myself my own Super Salty Squid, I didn’t have to
go out and scout out for bait every day. Instead, I was scouting out for bait on the
beach and using this. I put all this stuff in my backpack
and then I put it in here and whatever other fishing gear I use, minus the reels, reels
stay with me, and I check this in and then I have my regular luggage that I check in,
um, but yeah, that’s it. This is not the only way to do it, this is
the way I do it and it’s been working out for me for years and years, um, hopefully
this can help someone, inspire someone to maybe take a trip, hopefully this can help
people travel with their fishing gear with the appropriate fishing gear, I know a lot
of you guys travel to go on vacation with the family or whatever and don’t bring your
fishing stuff because you don’t think you’ll have enough or whatever, it’s very doable,
it’s very doable and if you don’t want to use, if you don’t want to use your–a big
rod tube, bring a telescopic rod. A telescopic rod will fit right in your backpack
and you can just bring it with this in your backpack, bring one of your adventure kits
and you’re good to go. I want to encourage everyone out there to
get out of their comfort zone and see what the fishing’s like around the world. That’s what we’ve been doing for the past
year and a half, two years, and it’s been really fantastic, because a lot of the skills
that we’ve learned fishing right here, it applies all over the world. So if you know how to fish in one area, you
can figure out how to fish in another area and it feels really rewarding when you actually
are able to catch fish in another country you’ve never been in before, it’s really fun. Anyways, that’s my little talk. I hope you guys enjoyed it, I hope it can
inspire you, I hope you can learn something, let me know in the comments below if you have
any more hacks that you wanna let me know about that can save me even more money. If you liked our episode, like and subscribe,
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  • Reply -gamer boy2007- September 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm


  • Reply hdowding 33 September 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm


  • Reply xXMjgta5xdXx :v September 7, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Hello bro

  • Reply Hey Skipper September 7, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Hey everyone! We are here answering any comments and questions you have tonight! What did you think of this episode? What are some ways that you make traveling with your gear easier?

  • Reply 『βꓝ』 AYMEN September 7, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Hi plz a second heard ??

  • Reply Dillon Yu September 7, 2018 at 11:34 pm


  • Reply eyekoper September 7, 2018 at 11:35 pm


  • Reply KH Fishing September 7, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    would you ever think of learning to fly fish?

  • Reply Marcelo Casanova September 7, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Very well organized seems to my ?

  • Reply William Campbell September 7, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    gotta take care of them babies… funny… thanks for the info and the chuckle……..

  • Reply Isaac Castro September 7, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Nice vid

  • Reply KH Fishing September 7, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    have you ever had a rod break during the flight?

  • Reply malik September 7, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Great episode do u remember senki I use to comment on all your vids

  • Reply KH Fishing September 7, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    any recommendations for a rod tube for a one piece rod that is under fifty dollars?

  • Reply David Perez Vlogs September 7, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Can i get a heart ?

  • Reply James Kinnaman September 7, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Perfect timing! I’m headed to Panama City Florida next month and have only travelled once with my gear, got some good pointers here!
    Have you guys ever fished around Panama City?

  • Reply Patrick Long September 7, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Watched one of ur Tog fishing videos u were having trouble losing rigs u should try a lemon rig google it. we use them in Texas for sheepshead in the rocks

  • Reply Dillon Yu September 7, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    What’s the most expensive reel you own

  • Reply stephen chiappetta September 7, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Smart. That babby idea though ?

  • Reply NxtLvlLuke September 7, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Just drive

  • Reply GDGUCB September 7, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Hey thanks for telling me that its free for oversized item on SouthWest. I found there's one interesting topic, which is : How to send the fish you catch back to home? How much does it take? Isn't it an interesting topic? I really want to know the answer!

  • Reply Flensburgär September 7, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Pipi and Vigina! The Best Fishing Channel i know!

  • Reply DJ M September 7, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Headed to Ireland next year and planning on fishing in Killarney. Thanks for the travel tips!

  • Reply sam September 7, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    i have that same tube for when i went to trinidad

  • Reply CHIGGS 58TH September 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    These days, when I travel to the Caribbean to fish, I only take telescopic rods. Up until about ten years ago, telescopics were pretty much garbage; however these days, some of them are better than sectioned rods. I swear by Kasting blackhawks and Rapala thundersticks.

  • Reply John Gonzales September 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    On the rod travel case, I will typically pack some of my fishing clothing in the rod case. Two birds, one stone-protect the rods and keep my fishing clothes separate from my vacation clothes.

    I’ve also packed the small tackle boxes inside the rod case around the clothes and rods.

    The key is to make sure you’re not wasting any space. And depending on where you are gonna be fishing, I’ve also premade my leaders as well.

    After tying up the leaders I’ll pack them in individual sandwich bags, and stuff into the rod case as well.

  • Reply Jeff Nguyen September 8, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Just like normal a new vidio

  • Reply Fouad tv September 8, 2018 at 12:07 am


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  • Reply hasina Sumi September 8, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Howdy Brendan ?

  • Reply Wendy Liu September 8, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Thank a lot for teach me how to bring my gear and rod your very helpful

  • Reply Wendy Liu September 8, 2018 at 12:27 am

    I wish I have some saltly squad to try ????

  • Reply Ritesh Munish Ralph September 8, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Love this channel so much

  • Reply TriniRCmodels September 8, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Awesome as always bruh

  • Reply Ricardo Torres September 8, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Thank u this is very helpful you have helped me a lot keep up the great videos thank you again

  • Reply Romero Ramtahal September 8, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Dude u hooked your biggest and best fish .erin

  • Reply Carlo Dante Villas September 8, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Hi, can you advice me on how to use my Shimano Super Aero 5000 Fishing Spinning reel without drag? I am really confused on how to properly ise a reel without a drag. I got it from a friend as a gift. Thank you.

  • Reply nelson nguyen September 8, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Stop saying uhm!!!!!!!

  • Reply Wendy Liu September 8, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Could you make a catch and cook video plz ????????

  • Reply Ifishhuntoutdoors !!! September 8, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Hi what is up man! What is the best type of squid you have? And can you highlight this plz

  • Reply Yng Ozhani September 8, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Do u like telescoo rods better or whole big rods

  • Reply Ifishhuntoutdoors !!! September 8, 2018 at 12:59 am

    OH and Can I get a heart to plz

  • Reply Daniel Na September 8, 2018 at 1:12 am

    what kind of lures do you recommend for Mexico ?

  • Reply Basic_Fishing September 8, 2018 at 1:13 am

    awesome video. usually wenever i go fishing, i usually make sure that i only take the stuff i need and not overdo myself which sometimes is easier said than done XD

  • Reply Cary Wong September 8, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Don't use towels to wrap rods in the tube. Towels can bunch up and get heavy. Go to the hardware store and buy enough foam pipe insulation to fill the tube. They're cheap and wrap right around the rods perfectly. Cut it longer than the rod to protect the tip and cut some slits for the guides.

  • Reply Allen Reigel September 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

    I am going to topsail island nc in a week made bait cannon

  • Reply jomar Paul September 8, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Can i get a bass fishing reel for blue fish

  • Reply matthew mitchell September 8, 2018 at 3:02 am

    For free I feel so honored and privileged

  • Reply Adventures with Frodo September 8, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I check my reels and carry on my rods.

  • Reply The Finja September 8, 2018 at 3:38 am

    I need to find a backpack that would allow me to carry all my fishing lures and terminal tackle plus all my camera gear lol

  • Reply Robert Cochran September 8, 2018 at 3:38 am

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW BEFORE I ORDER THE SUPER SALTY SQUID….. can I use them to catch catfish, perch, panfish, spot croaker, etc basically any fish in brackish water? Please let me know ASAP so I can place my order. Thanks

  • Reply Shield Spear September 8, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Honestly you inspire me im a a really young fisherman I don't want to reveal my age for privacy purposes but you inspire me

  • Reply MrLAWAIA September 8, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Shimano reel bag is a good investment

  • Reply Praktical Outdoor Adventures September 8, 2018 at 3:50 am

    That's a handle you took off the reel. Not a reel off the reel lol.

  • Reply abdul irfa September 8, 2018 at 4:36 am

    I.m from Pakistan

  • Reply Phillip Fontanoza September 8, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Have you ever gone on a cruise ship and brought fishing gear ?

  • Reply Rodney's Fishing Adventure September 8, 2018 at 4:49 am

    love it!

  • Reply Kayak Fishing SoCal September 8, 2018 at 4:58 am

    You don’t have issues with the lines? TSA didn’t allow me to have lines on the reel if it’s a carry on.

    This is a gray area so be aware.

  • Reply Mario Rodriguez September 8, 2018 at 4:58 am

    I love this video great information and tips can you guys make a fishing video catch and cook hope to see more of you and Erin& Brandon fishing together see who catch’s the biggest fishing

  • Reply Teacher Sikhumbuzo Moyo September 8, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Hey what do you do if there no bits?

  • Reply Chandan Ghosh September 8, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Helpful Vedios Thank you bro??????

  • Reply Carl Keller September 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I miss Senko Skipper videos with actual fishing…

  • Reply Alex O September 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Hey Brendon and Erin! It’s Alex. I was wondering how your business was going! When I went to PA to see my dad, I also saw one of my really good friends. Turns out that they’ve been watching you for a while! Anyway, good luck. Me and my mom miss you guys! Also, did you ever get your YouTube Play Button?

  • Reply Suellen Gonçalves - Pesca Esportiva September 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Good Morning!
    Congratulations, very cool video.
    Have a great week of great success and good fishing.
    I also love fishing.

  • Reply Yuval Gertman September 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Whay you uploud it right naw?im in greece for 4 days naw

  • Reply tracy bradshaw September 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    LOL! Good to know info

  • Reply Phong Nguyen September 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    i want to try eating that salty squid hahha…. hey do a cook and eating the salty squid hmmm. betcha it tastes great grilled lol

  • Reply Jose P September 8, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Great job broo
    Where can I get the catalog to fishing

  • Reply Marktuyet September 8, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Get on the plane with no gear , get to your destination, go to Walmart , buy a 40.00 Berkeley combo , give it to a kid before you leave for home .

  • Reply The Fishing Family September 8, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Brendon you’re so crazy rocking the baby reels! ?
    I break mine down too but I do a ghetto version wrapping them in bounty & ziplock bags.
    That rod case is ????!
    This is a great video; super helpful.

  • Reply javier Villa very September 8, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    I put my reels in a sock

  • Reply Ingrid Matthews September 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    So, I bought some Senko Salty Squid and a Knot Tying PDF and IT'S GOING TO RAIN HERE ALL WEEK with a hurricane possible for Thursday. Why do the fishing Gods hate me so much, Skipper? ~~cries~~ My son is back in school, I want to go fishing!

  • Reply Meowww September 9, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Gtfo lol “howdy partner”

  • Reply Nelda Chambers September 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

    love the video!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply James Hart September 10, 2018 at 5:28 am

    I carry my reels in plastic boxes. Either the cheap ones from Ziploc or Hefty. If I need a bigger box I will get a Rubbermaid box. Then I can pack them in my suit case. As for tackle I use what the locals use. So I carry very little.

  • Reply Nakia Minors September 12, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Going to BERMUDA Oct 1st

  • Reply Charlie Bowens September 13, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I met you on the bridge by harbor like a year and half ago not knowing you was at the time we had a nice little 10-15 min convo

  • Reply Mike H September 15, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    i drive so u can stop for a day or two in each state or spot. pick up a quick out of state fishing permit. have fun and keep goin.

  • Reply RicoSuave33 September 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I'm definitely inspired to do some travel fishing… ????

  • Reply Sony Sugiharto September 27, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Great info with the funny way you're explaining. ??

  • Reply Bern Dog November 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Costa Rica in January! Going to be my first ever surf fishing trip. Thanks for all the great advice
    Awesome videos!

  • Reply Rangdajied Kharumnuid January 8, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Is there any easier way to mount fishing rods on a motorcycle? I travel on my motorcycle for fishing and most of the times my rods get damaged when I go off-road or when I mount them.

  • Reply felipo Gonzalez January 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    How much did you pay to travel with your fishing pole

  • Reply Chris the boz bozinovich January 20, 2019 at 5:10 am

    lures are allowed as carry on?! I don't have really have big hooks I mainly have lures for bass. I'm glad I found this video! that means I can bring my fishing gear! I know Certain hooks are allowed on carry-on.

  • Reply Huy Newwen January 25, 2019 at 2:54 am

    i feel overboard now…i use a pelican case for a $20 2500 reel

  • Reply Dakotah Leick February 20, 2019 at 3:33 am

    How do you bring fishing hooks on a plane? Can you just keep it in your boxes?

  • Reply Huy Newwen March 29, 2019 at 4:27 am

    You ever have any experience with bringing lures in your carry-on?

  • Reply Ivan Escobar April 15, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Can you fit an 8 foot mojo surf rod in that case

  • Reply NDezzy6700 April 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    hey man just wanted to say you videos are crazy helpful. I'm travelling to Barbados next month . im gonna try saltwater fishing for my first time. You videos have been the most help. Tight linez

  • Reply ekond7 April 26, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    compact and selective and you are carrying a bazooka

  • Reply mac davis May 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Great video! Has Southwest ever charged you $75 for the rod tube being oversized?

  • Reply Dean Mark Polendey May 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    My dad gave me a reel bag with his nice hand me down fishing reels he wasn’t using anymore. It had 6 reels in it but can hold up 8 reels depending on the size of the reels.

  • Reply RocknAngler June 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Lmao Bazuka!

  • Reply Renita Magnuson July 31, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I'm going to the east coast

  • Reply Luh sri September 25, 2019 at 4:14 am

    i will travelling international in november from nashville to bali indonesia.i have 3 reels,any one have any idea should i put on carry on luggage or check in luggage?please help ????

  • Reply The Detective October 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I wrap my reels in bubble packaging and secure it will rubber bands.

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