Can I Bring Fish Hooks on a Plane ?

You want to travel with Fishing Hooks on carry-on baggage but you wonder if it is seen by TSA as a potential security threat ?
Don’t worry because we have the answer that comes directly from TSA.

A fishing hook

NOTICE: This article is specifically for individuals traveling to or within the United States of America.
The following information is based on the guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the body that oversees the security of the traveling public in the United States. These rules apply whether you’re flying into, out of, or within the U.S.

What TSA says about traveling with a Fishing Lures & Hooks on a plane?

The dedicated page on TSA’s website regarding wheter if we can bring with us Fishing Lures and hooks, says that “YES, you can bring with you fish hooks on plane, it’s allowed on carry-on and checked baggage.

However, TSA said that sharp ones should be sheathed and packed in the checked luggage. The small flies could be posed on carry-on baggage.

So, our recommandation is to put every kind of fishing hook in checked luggage to avoid any misinterpretation from TSA agents.


Rules of TSA about traveling with “Fish Hooks” as of May 15, 2024

We have also another information that may be interesting for some : Someone asked on Twitter whether they could pass through security with a hat that contains a small fishing hook. The response was that it was allowed. Here is the tweet in question

Here’s the tweet :

What about the rules for your destination?

While TSA guidelines are clear, it’s also crucial to check the regulations of your destination country. Some countries might have specific restrictions or guidelines about sporting equipment or items that could be used for climbing. To stay informed, consider:

You can also get additional information about your destinaton : Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations by visiting the IATA Travel Center

Stay Updated on TSA Travel Rules

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