The no-tangle fishing rods from L'il Anglers are a great way for kids to master basic fishing techniques without the frustration of knotted lines. The unique design of the rod encases the six pound fishing line within a plastic tube. Kids can practice casting, and the set includes training bait that expands into a sponge fish, a safety hook for connecting practice bait, and a snap swivel that makes snapping on play bait or real hooks and bait easy and prevents line tangling. We were pretty impressed by the balance of the rod and the grown-up feel of the casting. If the line does break, there are easy instructions on the back for rethreading the line.
For young kids who want to learn to fish, the no-tangle design makes it easy and frustration free. The weights and sponge fish make it fun to practice casting on dry land and engage in fishing play.
This is designed for kids ages 4 and up. It will appeal to kids who want to learn to fish and who will be engaged in practicing with the toy bait and sponge fish.
If you do use these for actual fishing, you'll probably want to go after relatively small fish (though pay attention to local regulations and rules).
Kids should always be supervised when fishing.
Other versions include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants fishing rods.
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