Published Aug 28. 2020 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 28. 2020

Teaching a kid to fly fish

Fly fishing with kids can be difficult, especially young kids. My boy is 6 years old, and for many people this is too young to take fly fishing. But I really want him to learn, and he wants to learn. It does take a large amount of patients, and a lesson in some frustration, but I think its very rewarding to teach your kids to cast a fly rod as soon as you can.

We had a good day also, and this type of setting is kinda the perfect place. A small pond, that is easy to catch fish is great. Even small fish is fine for a kid. Probably preferred anyway. They are happy no matter the size, and smaller fish give them the opportunity to bring in fish on their own. Make sure you bring a rod you don't mind breaking also. Something maybe with a good warranty like rods would be perfect because if they do break it, it will be replaced for very little money. And the original cost of the rod is not too high. I recommend a small 2wt or 3wt rod for them. We caught quite a few fish on this 2wt, like bass and sunfish. However we hooked a nice bass that ended up pealing some line and got off.

Make sure and use my discount "McFly" at checkout when shopping at for 15% off of everything on their site.


Log in or register to pre-fill name on comments, add videos, user pictures and more.
Read more about why you should register.

Please notice that some of the links in the video descriptions may be affiliate, which means that they can link to web shops, which pay the video producer a commission (also known as "affiliate revenue") when a viewer clicks a link and buys a product.
The Global FlyFisher does NOT make any money from these links or purchases!
You can support the Global FlyFisher directly here, if you feel like it.

Since you got this far …

The GFF money box

… I have a small favor to ask.

Long story short

Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal.

Long story longer

The Global FlyFisher has been online since the mid-90's and has been free to access for everybody since day one – and will stay free for as long as I run it.
But that doesn't mean that it's free to run.
It costs money to drive a large site like this.

See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post.