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Go to sports authority and see if they have any small spinners. usually they are Shakespeare or pflueger.
 

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Teach him how to use a spinner

I started my boy with a small uglystik combo at 5yrs. Rod was probably 2' with a spinning reel. 20 bucks I think. Once he got the reel action down I let him use my cheaper stuff 6' . He's 9 now and out fishes most adults. He can put a bucktail or metal right where he wants.:thumbsup:
 

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There will learn to use what ever you get them. What is the easiest for you to untangle. keep drags set lite.
 

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5 Foot Ugly Stick & amatching shakespeare reel :thumbsup: thats what I got all 3 of my kids at about 5 or 6, my daughter was up set that it wasn't pink :eek: & that I called the stick ugly :p. My 2 boys loved them :cool: & still use them :thumbsup:
 

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I'm looking for similar setups for my 4yo daughter and 6yo son. I think I'll be buying 5' Ugly sticks and put my old Shimano corsairs on them. I just need to set the reel up so that it doesn't quite freespool.
 

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Rhino rods or ugly sticks. unless you step on the guides, take tremendous abuse. Speaking of guides... no single foot guides for kids!!!
 

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The first 2 combos I owned were a rhino rod paired with a zebco .357 silver bullet spincaster and the Shimano FX combo with the FX200 reel. Still have both of them too....

Anywho.....Try out a spincast combo in the 5 foot range. Like a rhino or uglystik (as others suggested). Once he masters that move him into a spinning combo. My Shimano combo is still holding strong even after almost 20 years. Now a days I'd be a little more partial to those uglystik spinning combos for the youngsters.
 
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