Travails of the Flying Fly Fisher

October 9, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“And I was once told by an airline employee that my fishing reel was considered a weapon because the fly line or backing could be used as a garrote — which in the movies is usually a thin strand of piano wire used by the mafia or a ham-handed spy from Eastern Europe to strangle someone.” Mark Benbow delivers the humor in this piece about what can and cannot be carried onto airplanes and jets. In the Everett, Washington Daily Herald.