Spincast for the Grands

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by jerry w, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. jerry w

    jerry w New Member

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    Have two grand daughters 4&7 need two good small spincast for brim and crappie, does anyone have any recomendations?
     
  2. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Jerry,

    For starting out kids with a spincast, you can't go wrong with a zebco.
    Zebco combos

    I just got my 11 daughter a zebco 33, that is purple on a purple and white rod. She wasn't interested in fishing until she found a rod/reel that was "her" color!
     

  3. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    Johnson has always made smooth easy to cast reels. Thats what my kids learned to fish with. Come to think of it if i didnt like spinning reels so much I'd probably use a couple of them for crappie.
     
  4. wneubauer

    wneubauer New Member

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    I started my kids out with an ultra light spinning combo and it has worked out fine so far. I guess I see the "character" poles as more toys. My 6 year old daughter went with me to Academy the other day, and told me she wanted a fishing pole. She has 3 older brothers so she knows about fishing. I told her not this trip. The next thing I knew, she was holding a pole she wanted, not a $20.00 Zebco "Barbie" pole, but a pink Pflueger spinning combo, about $70.00.... (on second thought, those Zebcos might be a good idea after all) :wink:
     
  5. sneezer

    sneezer New Member

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    Pick up a couple of Rhino combos. They are about $40.00 each and will last forever.
     
  6. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    get her that pink combo brother ! i'd love to have a little daughter that wanted to fish with me .
    if you get it for her and she decides she dont want to fish anymore you can always sell it to DH or WJ i hear they are plumb crazy about pink fishing gear ...........:wink: .
    seriously be proud that she picked out a nice little serious outfit and has enthusiasm for the sport .
    my sons do the same to me come walking up with a $$$$ pole or reel and cow eyes ..............:roll_eyes: hard to say no .
     
  7. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    Every try using one of those cartoon rods and reels .............youd have to be excellent at fishing to even catch a fish with one. I would seriously warn against ruining a kids outlook on fishing with these .
     
  8. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    great point rob !!

    nothing will dampen the spirits than a crappy fishin rig that contsantly messes
    up .
    i have an old johnson century that matched with a nice little pole is a great beater that ive never had a lick of problem out of it .
    ebay has em and they are worth every penny for a dependable reel that you can let a kid use and know they cant hurt it and it will not screw up on them .
     

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  9. jerry w

    jerry w New Member

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    thanks for the replies, Been there with the snoopies and such. looking for something good for the small hands I bought a small Zebco micro something loaded with 4lb. test the other day and put it on a old pistol grip berkly lightnin rod that I had and it seems to cast well and is pretty smooth. Thanks again.
     
  10. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I've got a teeny tiny Ugly Stik, and another Shakespeare micro spin. I like both, but I snapped the rod on the Shakespeare, and had to replace it with an "Uncle Somebody" crappie rod. The Ugly Stik will not break, it casts easy, and is cheap.
     
  11. wneubauer

    wneubauer New Member

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    Her birthday is in June..... She may very well end with a dad who's 70.00 bucks poorer. But you are right, if she wants to fish, she will be the best outfitted little girl you ever saw if i have anything to do with it!... The "eyes" have it!:0a1:
     
  12. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    I just picked up a couple of Abumatics for my sons. They seem like awesome spincasters.:wink:
     
  13. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I would go with the Zebco 33 combo. They are very easy for a beginner to cast and come pre-spooled with line. Great little reel for bream, crappie and small catfish. Cheap too!!:0a26: