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#11551658 - 04/19/16 02:09 AM What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter
Fly chef Offline
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Registered: 02/21/13
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Loc: Temple Tx
I am giving my three-year-old daughter into fishing just want your opinion on what the best way to go about it is

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#11551681 - 04/19/16 05:37 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Zebco
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#11551703 - 04/19/16 06:15 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 1291
Loc: NW Houston
Unless you've got a seriously dexterous three year old I'd stick with a push button Zebco. My daughter just turned three and she's almost self sufficient with one. Her casting is still a bit rough, but she has no problem cranking in a fish. A spinning rod is going to add a fair amount of complexity (including heavy use of a non dominate hand). I just don't see working out well for one that young.
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#11551725 - 04/19/16 06:40 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Yep...a good old Zero Hour Bomb Company spincast reel.

Wonder how many of them have been made in all these years?



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#11551734 - 04/19/16 06:47 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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I read that wrong. I missed the "casting" part.
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#11551737 - 04/19/16 06:48 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
Jdunn12 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Oklahoma
Kids Casters tangle free pole! I have bought a few of the smaller poles for my 2 1/2 year old son and the Kids Casters was by far the best. The only problem I have noticed is that I have to watch him so he doesn't drag the tip when he walks because it seems to pinch the line and cut easier. They have saved a lot of time fixing his pole when we go out though.
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#11551756 - 04/19/16 07:10 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Snoopy Rod n Reel
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#11551865 - 04/19/16 08:14 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 135
Loc: whitesboro texas
Amazon has some cheap nice ones, I think I bought my ex a shakes. Wasn't really liking the idea she only liked my $600 dollar setups lol!

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#11551899 - 04/19/16 08:36 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2212
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Lots of questions here, need more info;
What techniques will the rod be used for
What weight will you be throwing
Heavy cover or open water
A rod that will handle any bait type or size effectively and efficiently. How many 2 ounce swimbaits does she plan on throwing on it? Does she throw 1/16 ounce jigs with it? Drop shot? What one line will she be using? Find me a rod I can pull a 25 foot diving crank, retie, and throw a weightless finesse worm on. Should I use 16 lb mono or, 8 lb fluoro, or 60 lb braid on it cause you may want to flip and pitch with it too. As you can see these are just some basic questions, there is no right answer for her. My advise would be to get a G Loomis NRX 893c jwr and match it up with a Shimano Metanium XG MGL, this will get her in the right ballpark, YMMV...

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#11551915 - 04/19/16 08:41 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 135
Loc: whitesboro texas
Hopefully he just throws a Spinner bait on there for her! Knowing little kids they just like to reel and look around! Lol

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#11552035 - 04/19/16 09:26 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: reeltexan]
BigTxBassMan Offline
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Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 31
+1

Then move up to a Zebco 33 combo when she's about 5 or 6

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#11552036 - 04/19/16 09:27 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
BigTxBassMan Offline
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Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 31
I was trying to +1 on the Snoopy rig

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#11552225 - 04/19/16 10:34 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Shakespeare Combo

Give one of these a try! It has everything your 3 year old daughter will need to be a successful angler!
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#11552277 - 04/19/16 10:56 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
Starkfishes Offline
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Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 317
At three years old I would get the cheapest one you can as there is a good chance that it will end up at the bottom of whatever lake / pond you take her to. Awesome job getting her involved in the sport early. Fishing with my daughters is one of the greatest pleasures in my life.

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#11552328 - 04/19/16 11:25 AM Re: What is the Best spin casting rod and reel combo for my three-year-old daughter [Re: Fly chef]
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Loc: fort worth,texas
+1 on any Disney/marvel Rod out there. Change the line out for something a little Better.
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