I get to start with a clean slate starting my grandson's fishing experience and i would like some advice. I can start him off on either casting or trigger-spin gear. I, almost exclusively, use spinning gear so the idea of trigger spin would be more natural to me but i want to do what's best for HIM. He will be 5 later this year so i need to adjust my thinking to that of the average size and attention span of a 5 year old. i am thinking of a 4'-6" medium/light spinning rod and possibly a Pfluger trigger spin reel. The Pfluger seems to be a decent quality reel that we can move over to at least a couple of rods as he grows.
Any and all suggestions will be helpful, Thanks everyone.
Yes, attention spans at that age are pretty short so don't push it. Short trips with plenty of snacks some bait under a bobber will keep them busy. Any easy to cast push button reel is fine for starters.
I said OK but can still fish and I was told well I'm 6 years old.