Took my 7 year old nephew out for his first day fishing. He had a great time. We ended up catching 50 or more bluegill. He learned how to bait his hook & cast a spinning rod. He was casting like a pro by the end of the day. He caught several fish on his own. Casted it out waited for the bite, set the hook & reeled 'em in. They were in shallow hitting a 1/32 oz tube. I had a great day as well. Gave him the rod & reel combo he was using. When you have 20 or more combo's you don't miss one. Can't wait to take him out again.