rod for a 7 yr old

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colinc1968
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rod for a 7 yr old

Post by colinc1968 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:00 pm




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Post by rabbi2 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:52 am

I would suggest any light carp rod capable of casting 3 oz weight giving him the feel of a beach caster but without the weight of a beach caster. That was the setup I used for my young un when he started. This would build up his confidence as well as reaching a fair to middling distance.
I myself use this setup when targeting flatties because of good bite indication.
Hope this helps
Cheers
keith :D :D
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Post by pompeyjoe » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:05 pm

Both my boys started off with light 6/7ft spinning rods, anything bigger than that will be too heavy or long probably

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Post by colinc1968 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:47 pm

Thanks for the advice now to find him a new rod lol....looks like I've gained a rod happy days :D

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Post by nthendpompey » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:32 pm

some good advice already given.i would tend to go with the spinning outfit ,a 11ft carp outfit for a 7 yr old ,unless tall for their age ,would be too much.you want them to enjoy the sport.so light rod set up.
ive a 7yr old girl,cant see her handling a 11ft carp rod and being comfortable fishing a few hrs with it.
but she will learn to fish.
mick

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