Re: Son wants to start fishing
8'-9' should be good. If a 9' isn't to heavy for him I would go with that. One reason is because he won't grow out of it until he just wants to upgrade the rod to a higher end rod. Secondly, I am thinking that extra momentum of the 9' will help him cast further, just like it would if an adult was using it. Just not as far as an adult. If you bridge fish/pier fish (make sure you have a harmless way to get the fish up to you) an 8' would be perfect for that. Just my .02.