Stella Bling

Stella Bling

Taking some insurance photos before I go to Bugatti next week. Anyone got any tips for traveling with expensive gear?

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Sat, 2009-07-11 21:59

don't? aha,


lots and lots of bubble wrap or put them in your hand luggage



happy fishing

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Sat, 2009-07-11 22:00

Make sure your insurance cover is for accidental dameage not defined events. Also ensure they are covered outside the home and have been specified if worth more than the limit for your policy, take into consideration any upgrades / braid etc for the replacement cost. Get them noted individualy on your policy if this is the case, photos are a good idea - make sure that the make / model is visable. Please be aware many policies will not cover sporting goods when in use.

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Oh Yeah

Sat, 2009-07-11 22:01

Have a brillant trip mate!

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Sat, 2009-07-11 22:05

Hand luggage would be the go but I think Qantas are frowning on reels with line on the spool being carried on as hand luggage.

Rosco had some hassles recently.



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OOOO Jay make sure you wash

Sat, 2009-07-11 22:35

OOOO Jay make sure you wash them off, No need for fail....

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Yep most airlines won't

Sat, 2009-07-11 22:48

Yep most airlines won't permit reels with line, so that means removing the spools if you want to take them on as hand luggage. I don't really see the point though, if I lose the spool in my checked baggage and I only have the reel that's no good to me...

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don't ever expect to deal with intelligent personal.....

Sat, 2009-07-11 22:53

all my years of travelling and finally found what happened to the so called extinct neanderthals........

check in staff are horendous.....

good luck jay

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hand luggage for sure

Sat, 2009-07-11 23:43

imagine rocking up at your fishing destination with lost baggage including all your reels!



Gooooone Fishin!

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i work for virgin freight

Sun, 2009-07-12 10:13

i work for virgin freight and my advice would be individual steel box's padded with foam lol. qantas are horrible none of them care and everything gets thrown around.

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no can do..

Sun, 2009-07-12 10:18

no can do..

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I have a handle very similar

Fri, 2009-07-17 10:38

I have a handle very similar but smaller on my 2500 stella

looks mad:)

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Lucky bugger

Sat, 2009-07-18 08:21

Hope you have been pumping some iron prior to going Jay- just googled it, looks bloody awesome- the Stella's will surely get a solid workout.


Are you going on Nomad charters?