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Thread: Rod/Reel combo for my 9 yr old?

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    Default Rod/Reel combo for my 9 yr old?

    Being quite the newbie myself, I could use a bit of help with this one. My son will be 10 soon. He's about 4 foot tall and 55 lbs soaking wet. Any suggestions, recommendations, special considerations, etc. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Norm

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    I actually started my young son on a rod I built from the tip portion of an old fiberglass 9' flyrod....worked OK and actually caught fish....I think a shorter rod would be easier for him to learn on....LLBean sells a QuestII outfit that is a 6'6" rod with a reel and 3wt line for $69....not a bad way to start....might want to give this a look.

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    Thanks for the input Rog 1. I'll check it out.

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    LRO has the Cortland youth outfits with a 7.5ft 5wt rod, reel, line, flybox for $100. All he really needs to get out on a pond or small river to learn and you won't be to worried about breaking expensive equipment. LRO will probably get it all rigged and ready to fish also. Pick up a few Walt's poppers and some tippet and a leader and your ready to go.

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    Duh....... Don't know how I missed that. If it had been a snake......

    Thanks for posting,

    Norm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutman View Post
    LRO has the Cortland youth outfits with a 7.5ft 5wt rod, reel, line, flybox for $100. All he really needs to get out on a pond or small river to learn and you won't be to worried about breaking expensive equipment. LRO will probably get it all rigged and ready to fish also. Pick up a few Walt's poppers and some tippet and a leader and your ready to go.
    I actually bought one of these for a nephew about 10 years ago and liked it enough that I never did give it to him. I still use it fishing some of the smaller smallie waters I get on.

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