Thursday, I pulled out my lightweight pole. threw a dummy weight on the brand new bait caster reel; and tried to get a good feel for the mechanics of the reel before going out to the water to inevitably display the largest bird nest the lake has ever seen. ( I think I heard the birds laughing at me..) Anyhow, I'm out in the yard, casting out, reeling back. Cast out, reel back, you know the routine. I happen to look over my shoulder, and I see this big sloppy tongue licking the window of my home.. and my son behind the dog laughing, and yelling at me. "Well", I thought, "This is a good a time as any." So I let my 2 year old son out into the yard, and I let him watch me cast out a few times. I got to maybe 3 cast's, and he comes up yelling, "fishy, fishy, my fishy..". "Alrighty!" was my thought. In the picture I have as an avatar.. He was reeling in the dummy weight. The minute after this picture.. he decided he wanted to cast the pole too.. I was just out of reach of this wild pitch, but that gave me proof that this boy will be a dang good catfisher in the future years. Now, I have to get him away from teasing the dog with the fishing pole. Apparently, my dog loves to chase the dummy lure just as much as I like to throw it..I will have to get a video of that one for you guy's later. Just a quick question before I post this.. would you guys have any suggestions as far as teaching a young angler how to fish? I was thinking of grabbing a SPONGE BOB pole at the local redneck store ( Wal-Mart), and letting him cast out some weight in the yard before taking him out to the water? I don't want him to get hurt, and more importantly, I don't want to get hit by any run away weights.. Any help would be appreciated. Omer.