I really don't think having your rods in clear bags will solve your problem. The screeners will still take them out and screw around with the sections as common sense isn't always prevelent in those places.
The american airline users are being treated as common criminals at the behest and with the blessing of the Feds in the name of the "war on terror". The only thing that will change this is a major loss in revenue by the airlines some of whom are already in trouble. Stop giving them your money. I have.
How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB