Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt219 Great Caster!
Smooth casting reel, easy for the kids to use and easy to maintain. Great starter combo for the little ones!
September 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nick good for the money
Very good for the money should give directions how to set up pole for someone who doesn't know that well
August 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JLPagsn Broken within minutes
My granddaughter broke hers within minutes of taking out of the package. When we opened everything up to repair it we noticed the pour quality of the materials and construction. It really isn't made to last. Especially considering it's made for a child.
August 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by A-bot It's a toy, not a rod.
Bought this to entertain my 5 yr. old during a camping trip. Lasted 2hrs. before it broke.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GMOM1213 GREAT ITEM!
My 3 year old granddaughter loves fishing, ALREADY! This little item has been her favorite TOY since she's had it! It's light-weight but strong enough to hold a good-sized fish! She's leaned how to CAST a nice throw. It's provided a lot of one-on-one time with Daddy, too!
July 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Vincemack This product is still a toy
I purchased this pole along with others so that I can get the kids into outdoor activities the real button when casting is cheap an no longer works after several cast in the same day .... Still a great toy kids love it but I don't like it since it can't be used for the right reasons I purchased .
June 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Voodoobunny Absolute junk!
Do not buy this!
I bought this Barbie set for my 4-year-old daughter and the related Spiderman one for my 2-year-old son. My son barely got to use his; my daughter practiced her casting for about half an hour at the beach the first day before both the included plugs tore and fell off the line (so no more practicing). The next morning when we tried to use it again the reel completely seized up and was useless. Returned it as soon as we got back from our trip.
Be aware that if you're buying this for saltwater use, you're buying it as a disposable (use it once, throw it away).
June 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ToolMedic Caught a 13in Rockfish (Striped Bass)...
Honestly, you can only expect so much from a kids fishing pole. But Shakespeare has been in the business for many years. So my assumption is they know a thing or two about rod construction and durability. To the point to where this surprisingly small setup has landed my 4yo a 13in Striped Bass, a 2.5lb Red Drum, and a 14in Flounder. Now I know for a couple of first fish many of you will end up taking your kid out to a pond or lake, but bear in mind if this rod combo can catch these three saltwater species with no problems. Chances are it can handle most medium-sized freshwater species.
September 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AJOhio Works good with kids
Easy enough that my 5yr old can use it (to some extent). Comes with line, a box and casting weight; so I needed to get all the tackle to go with it. I don't know about changing the fishing line, might be hard or not, I haven't crossed that bridge yet. No complaints so far, which for those who know me, is unusual.
August 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rhonda The worst fishing pole ever!!!
If I could give this product zero stars I would! We purchased and returned 5 of these poles!!!!! 1 of the 5 poles got a few hours of fishing (after repairs) 4 of the 5 poles were unusable. 2 were tangled and completely unable to get the line to release. When returning those 2, we had to test out several before finding 2 that were not broken Only to have one line snap on its first cast and the other to jam and never get a cast! Sad faces!!! Such junk!!!
August 5, 2012