The Shimano Kidstix combos are an ideal combo for kids just starting out with fishing. They're easy to use and harder to break than most other rods and reels out there due to their tough fibreglass body and solid fibreglass tip, which allows a lot of flex before breaking.
You know what kids are like swinging things around and running them into walls, chucking them on the ground, this is the combo designed to take as much of that as is possible, all whilst keeping the cost down low.
The Kidstix combo rods come in three different sizes, a 4ft 6in rod, a 5ft 6in rod, and a 6ft rod. The smaller two sizes are basically the same rod just different lengths so if you're unsure go the bigger 5ft 6in model, it's perfect for general fishing applications and there's always time to "grow into it" and save some dollars down the track if it's a bit long right now.
The bigger 6ft rod is slightly heavier than the other two in terms of the weight the rod can handle, so you'd get this one if they were going to fish offshore out of the boat off the bottom or a shallow reef, or also if you're fishing off the beach.
The Shimano IX 2000R reels are a very easy-to-use reel for kids due to their rear drag system. The drag is located on the bottom of the reel and it can be easily twisted to suit whatever you're fighting on the other end.
The drag (if you didn't already know) is what stops the fish from swimming away with all the line, and can be tightened or loosened before and during a fight with a fish. If you're trying to reel in the fish but line just keeps getting out, you should tighten the drag by twisting the drag knob to the right (it shows you on the reel too). You don't want to do it too tight though because that can sometimes cause the hooks to rip out of the fish's mouth or the line to snap on a big one! Find the balance where the line only comes out when the fish kicks really hard, that's the sweet spot.
Shimano Kidstix 462 2-4kg 2pce Rod + Shimano IX 2000R Reel
Shimano Kidstix 562 2-4kg 2pce Rod + Shimano IX 2000R Reel
Shimano Kidstix 602 3-6kg 2pce Rod + Shimano IX 2000R Reel
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