My 6 year old son uses the Redington Minnow combo for his pond hopping adventures. He has caught panfish and largemouth bass using this package. He doesn't want to use any other rod when we head out to our favorite fishing spots. He always asks me, "Make sure you have my Redington Dad." When I load up for a trip. I have to admit that I enjoyed fishing with this youth combo as well for large mouth bass when my little guy wasn't paying attention. It handled everything from small nymphs up to some weighted streamers tied on size 4 hooks without any problems or noticable rod kick. This is a fantastic package for someone looking to go fishing with their children or a back-up rod. I must admit that I have reached for it as a primary rod for pond hopping on several occassions simply because of its versatility and reliability. This is a great product Redington. Well done!