I prefer an open face reel for myself but I'm looking to get some new rods and reels for the grandkids and since they were using some garage sale specials I'd like some advice. The kids are 11, 7 and 4, should I get the younger ones closed reels and shorter kids rods or standard rods and open face reels? Most of our fishing is from shore or off docks. I guess it will depend on how long I expect them to use their particular gear, huh? Is it better to use a kid friendly setup or get them accustomed to what I prefer?