How do you go about teaching them how to cast? My older brother has 3 kids and he ALWAYS buys them little peices of plastic JUNK rods and reels that he spends more time messing with than actually fishing. My FIL also only uses closed reels, and seems like he spends more time untangling and taking his reel apart than fishing. Drives me crazy.
So when my girls ( now 7 - twins ) got bored of jigging and wanted to try casting and reeling, I went straight to the open reel, flip the bail type rods. No screwing around with closed reels and junky "kids" rods. At first it was a little frustrating for them, but they "got it" pretty quick, and are very good with the adult rods, open reels. In fact, last Thursday we all went out in the boat on Winagami Lake, and I can honestly say my seven year old Alison put on a fishing school for all of us! Probably out - fished me 4 to 1!
( proud dad alert! )
Anyway, just wanted to hear what or how you other dads out there did to teach your kids to fish. Comments?