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Let's discuss how best to take your sticks when traveling by air.

Last trip my CEO (wife) discovered that our stick case was a gun case upon checking in. ???? Now that is banned. She didn't appreciate the looks we got when carrying that through the San Francisco airport. ????

So, maybe a case for fishing rods or pool cues?
 

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Check out telescoping travel tubes on Amazon. Some will telescope 25" to 40" others to 50".should work well.
 
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Good idea - I've bought quite a few from our local Staples - $2.00 or so for 3x36" - and they also have larger sizes avail. However, MY issue is I need my cane to get on/off the airplane and have often wondered if they would allow it.

But since I'm not flying these days - nor have any future plans - I'm not too worried about it.

Yet.
 

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I have one obscenely priced telescoping case for fishing rods that I bought at Bass Pro. It is only 2 3/4 inches I.D. (about 7 cm) My straightest sticks would just fit, but if there is a bit of a crook at the grip or any bend at all, this doesn't work. In addition, I need something for two sticks, my wife's and my own. If I've invested many hours in a stick, and I've embedded some sentimental pins or other items, protecting the sticks from damage is worth an investment.

Some architectural / drafting supply businesses have map tubes made from plastic that screw together so that they can become longer. But those aren't overly durable. The gun case was perfect and inexpensive as it was on sale. But I'm banned from carrying a gun case through airports, as I mentioned previously.

There is something terribly wrong about hiking through a serene redwood forest without a proper walking stick.

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What size is a individual issue. If you have a handle on a cane then you will need something 5"s wide or more. A gun or bow case work well. If you a round cane topper or natural top a 3 inch tube will work. You can also fined gun like shipping boxes.They are about 7 " wide 3" high and very in length to about 50", heavy cardboard like a rifle comes in. When I use to travel with multiple walking-sticks I invested in 6 3/4 inch telescoping tube. I could carry 4 to 5 sticks to events safely.
 

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I'm thinking a walk through the plumbing dept.of the local big box hardware store should give you plenty of ideas..PVC pipe has a ton of fittings that bend and curve in all directions..The right kind of bend with the right straight parts you could custom build one to fit anything you needed to enclose..I'm thinking straight pipe for the shaft s and the right elbows or trap fittings will give the curve for the handles of the canes..The right cuts on the outside of the bends would give you a hinged opening to slide the cane right into..
 

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I thought about PVC, but even the schedule 40 is heavy. I'll check out the bow case option as well, if it doesn't look like a gun case to my CEO. ;-)
 

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why not make one to fit your needs from plywood and a soft wood frame.Its cheap to make and light and ply is pretty strong .

I have the same problem but people take skis on planes they have to be placed in the luggage .

I sent my grandchildren a couple of shanks with 6 interchangeable toppers by courier it worked out about 25 of your dollars , at least it saved me carrying them.
 

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My Father's Day gift to me, just in time for some summer hikes in the redwoods: Pen Writing implement Office supplies Automotive lighting Door
 

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Seems like you found your case, but if you're looking for some other options you might want to try some martial arts supply sites. There's a nice variety of cases for staffs and polearms.
 

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Good topic for me as I have just started a dog portrait stick for my daughters friend in Buffalo NY it is a great dane show dog with cemented ears,.

Packing and transport will be a nightmare so thanks to all posters for all the info certainly giving me food for thought.
 
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