When a kid is learning to fish, it is best to avoid using an adult tackle. Instead, by using the best quality kid's gear available, the design is usually better equipped for their hands and is more user-friendly.
Adult ultra-light spin casting combos are a good, durable choice for young anglers. They are easy for kids to hold and are relatively tangle free. Best of all, they make even a small perch feel like a whopper to a kid.
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