Read a little of Vletas' book last night.
Gonna be an amazing trip!
I've only flown Bahamasair twice, no incidents with checked rods. Also met up with Neal Brown and Kent Jackson at Nassau coming from Deadmans' Cay via Bahamasair, didn't hear of anything missing.
I am bringing an assortment and will check the rod case, however I guess it wouldn't hurt for me to carry on the 5pc 8wt since it's such a tiny little package. I will bring at least one spare in case someone else is not as fortunate.