Well, it's a late start to the summer, but I'm finally going to give the Cda river a shot. I'm taking only 2 of my 4 kids (my older boys - 12 and 10 yrs) camping for 4 days, hopefully, hopefully ... to get them "hooked on the fly rod". In years past, they were so caught up with how many snakes and frogs they could hold in their hands at one time, that the fishing was left up to me. Or of course, see if they would sleep with us in our trailer. Note to environmentalists: All snakes and frogs eventually made it out of the trailer unharmed. But I digress... This year I hope to get them intrigued with the fly rod. I used to put a cast-a-bubble on their spin rods, and let them catch fish by swinging a fly, or drifting one down a riffle. It worked, but it's past time to get them use to a fly rod. I have two 7' - 3 and 4wt rods, which if they manage to get them broken, I'm out a whole whopping $120 total. Believe me, this is not too far from that possible scenario, as they (at some point I'm sure) will re-enact the famous Light Saber battle between Luke Skywaker and Darth Vader. Wish me luck! P.S. Darth Vader won that first battle, and Luke lost his Saber right? I just want to make sure I give the "more expensive rod", to the one who eventually plays Darth.