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  1. #1
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    Default What rod for 5/6 year old?

    What rod should I buy for my 5/6 year old. Anything I see seems gimmicky. Internet suggests ugly stick and zebco dock demon but the zebco is only 2ft6 and they say the reel is rubbish on the ugly stick and both seem very hard to get, seems more of an American thing. We will be fishing for brown trout in a small River with worms and maybe move up to reservoir with spinner.
    I don't want cheap dirt, hopefully something that lasts. I'm guessing something like a 4ft6 or 5ft rod but very light and I take it it's a spinning rod I need.
    I'm from northern Ireland.

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    Abu Garcia 5.5ft Devil Spin, currently £23 on Amazon.

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    Thank you, just ordered it their now. What reel would you recommend for it?

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    Size 1000 fits small hands nicely. How much do you want to spend?

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    Would £25 buy anything. What ever it takes to not be rubbish

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    Even the cheapo reels from the far east are fine in my opinion, certainly a lot better than the reels i used as a kid. This is what we were using last year, cost a tenner at the time.

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    They're £12.97 now. LeaningTech EF1000-7000 Series 10BB Ball Bearing Saltwater/ Freshwater Fishing Spinning Reel 5.5:1: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors

    £25 will get you something with a better clutch.

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    if you what to teach him to control a float he will need a longer rod if you cant control a float with it he wont

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    Default Re: What rod for 5/6 year old?

    I just used whatever my dad had as a spare when I started, (think it was an excuse for him to buy new tackle). As above really, if your fishing the same method you could do with a similar setup.

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