|Yea, I applaud the young mans ambition, but, everything in its own time! ofcourse, Im not suggesting a Ken/Barbie pole, but a nice 5 1/2 or 6ft ugly stick with either a zebco 33 or a mid-range spinning reel would work for the first years anyhow. Trout, bluegill, blackbass, crappie ect. There is a learning curve that we all have had to go through, you don't want to "rob" him of that! More important than the tackle part, is the mentor part, who's gonna take him out and teach'em the knots, the set-ups,n you know all the rest. A mentor such as yourself would be like a perfect world, I don't know, maybe Im talking outta a hole in the side of my neck, but there it is anyway...mutt.
Tight lines to all, and to all a good FIGHT!!!