I’m often asked about starting kids in flyfishing. What is the best age to start them, understanding that casting can be a tricky test of coordination, as is wading in rivers? Certainly, you want to avoid the frustration factor and keep things safe at all times. I guess the only answer I can give is that it depends on the kid. Some 6-year-olds, for example, can throw and catch a baseball like a champ… for others, it takes a few more years. I started flyfishing at age 11. We have a family tradition now of making the 10th birthday present the first fly rod, though the kids certainly dabble with flyfishing well before that.