First off, let me say that I’m sure patience and understanding will be the key. O.K. that being said, I’m sure there are some proud fathers out there who could maybe lend a little advise to a guy who hopes that some day his son (and eventually 3yr old daughter) will have the same love and respect for this sport/ lifestyle as we all do. Is it to early for lessons? I’ve been at it for around 15yrs and could probably use a few myself. Any recommendations for starter gear that can withstand a little punishment? Anything at all would be useful. I honestly believe that fishing and the love of the outdoors is what kept me out of trouble as I grew up and in this day and age kids need all the help they can get. One more thing…..what about wives?