My daughter is 10. She hasn't ever had the attention span to fly fish before this summer. It was always spin for her up till now. Chris and I took her out for a "father-daughter weekend" and Chris seemed to act as our personal film crew. These are her first casts with a fly rod! She did great and by the next day, she was giving casting lessons to us... I think this was her second cast, but first fish! All on her own. Every parent has their proud moments they want to remember. This is one of mine!