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Least Expensive and Shortest Outfit recommendations

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for my 5 year old son.

Have heard Eagle Claw but if there are any other recs and where to order much appreciated. Want to get him on the water with me this spring and summer.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Least Expensive and Shortest Outfit recommendations

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this is my plan for our two(2 and 4 years), you can prob get all the stuff to build it for around $50 maybe less. but i figure a 6'6" 2wt would be small light and perfect for sunnies and gills...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281097684790

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Is a 5 yr old is too young for a fly rod?

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RC .. I'm gonna give it a shot and hope he just catches some fish which he should. Last year I took him spin fishing BUT considering I never picked up any type of rod since last year ... really wasn't a smart move on my part.

Might as well start him off with what I know.

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7-7.5' 4wt eagle claw, and a medalist. Medalist won't break, and the eagle claw is more than servicable for $20 from Walmart. I wouln't start my kid with a 2-3 wt. Tought to cast those lighter line weights any distance. Get something that even if he's sloppy, he can get the line out.

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Cabelas has 6 combos under $100. Good place to start.

don't forget to look on CL. I found this .....

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/spo/3663093024.html

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Quote:

DJBerg wrote:
this is my plan for our two(2 and 4 years), you can prob get all the stuff to build it for around $50 maybe less. but i figure a 6'6" 2wt would be small light and perfect for sunnies and gills...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281097684790


A 2wt is probably not a great plan for a 2-4 year old. Most adults can't cast a light line like that very well, how is a young child going to do well with it?

Do your kids a favor and get them at least a 4wt IMO.

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Penn , personally my thoughts were short, light rod weight wise, and the ony thing it would be catching is blue gills and sunnies. Right here in the lake at home. No stream fishing type scensrois. The other odd obe to that rod specifically why the 4 piece?

Oh and the other thought was cheap and replaceable, yet if it didnt get killed great little family hereloom.

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Ya but the kid has still got to cast the thing and if you go with say a 7' or 7' 6" 4wt the rod is going to fish a lot easier even if it is heavier.

I don't think anyone should start with a 2wt whether they are 5 or 50. It's just going to be endless frustration.

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I think my first rod was a 7'6" 8 weight. At one time, that was considered a trout rod. +1 to kev's suggestion. Heavier line will be easier to cast and allow them opinions when it goes to fly choices. 2wt + #10 wooly bugger = kid that won't enjoy fly fishing.

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Here's an article on the subject from Fly Fisherman Magazine:

Teach A Kid To Fly Fish

And here's an 8 page PDF by Joan Wulff:


Teaching Your Six-Year-Old to Fly Cast

Only the first 3 pages cover the topic.

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"First, start your kids early—and don’t start with fly fishing. The idea is to first get them interested in the fish. How they catch them is not important here, so don’t be a purist with four- and five-year-old kids. A carton of worms and a bobber is a fine way to get started fishing—that’s how most of us started anyway, right?"

That's right. Start them out with with bluegills and worms.


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I agree with troutbert b/c I can see a 5 yr old getting frustrated.

But, some people are writing about starting fly fishing with 5 and 6 yr olds so I guess people are doing it.

Redington has an outfit for 6 to 12 yr olds for $100.

Redington Minnow

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Quote:
7-7.5' 4wt eagle claw, and a medalist. Medalist won't break, and the eagle claw is more than servicable for $20 from Walmart.

+1 ..... and it will not break easily !

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Thank you for all the input gents.

I get that FF isn't the most optimal way to get a 5 year old 'interested' but I never spin-fished. I agree 110% .. no trout fishing and I will go with bluegills and other 'stupid' ww species. I figure, no matter what direction I went, spin or fly, I will be helping him cast when we go out so I might as well go with what I 'know'.

Think I'm gonna go with inexpensive eagle claw (short) to get him started. Very small investment for a lifetime of memories!

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