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Consider their age. Most children don't have the coor-

dination to cast a rod of any kind before about 4-years-old.
At that age, they can hold it and watch a bobber. By 6 or
7, most can cast a spinning rod by themselves, reel in and
cast again. By 8, they might begin handling a fly rod with enough
coordination to hook a fish.
Lily is a case in point. Her dad's spinning rod was too much for
her to handle. In addition to her young age, it was her first time.
Those few kindergarteners who can cast a spinning rod likely started
fishing younger than that with easier tackle, then progressed through
experience and mentoring. Practicing casting before you get on the
water can help to reduce learning time and increase time fishing.

Jack Ballard teaches his 8-year-old
daughter, Zoe, to cast a fly rod. Kids
younger than that are more likely
to have success with a spinning rod.
(Photo by Dominic Ballard)

		

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March 2021

Cover
From the Director
In this issue
A couple pennies
Mailbag
Opening shot
News
Ask Game and Fish
Project profiles
Case files
In the field
Tracking the rarest carnivores
Seeking the slam
A family matter
Getting kids outside
Wild country dispatch
Backpage
March 2021 - Cover
March 2021 - From the Director
March 2021 - In this issue
March 2021 - A couple pennies
March 2021 - Mailbag
March 2021 - Opening shot
March 2021 - 7
March 2021 - News
March 2021 - 9
March 2021 - 10
March 2021 - 11
March 2021 - Ask Game and Fish
March 2021 - Project profiles
March 2021 - Case files
March 2021 - 15
March 2021 - In the field
March 2021 - 17
March 2021 - Tracking the rarest carnivores
March 2021 - 19
March 2021 - 20
March 2021 - 21
March 2021 - 22
March 2021 - 23
March 2021 - 24
March 2021 - 25
March 2021 - Seeking the slam
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March 2021 - 28
March 2021 - 29
March 2021 - 30
March 2021 - 31
March 2021 - A family matter
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March 2021 - 36
March 2021 - 37
March 2021 - Getting kids outside
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March 2021 - Wild country dispatch
March 2021 - 47
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