No need to rush to a high-end fishing store, Walmart fishing poles are great starters for kids.
I can honestly say I got my first fishing pole from Walmart. I'm from a small town in East Texas where some surrounding towns don't even have a Walmart. No surprise we didn't have any major outdoor & sporting goods stores near us.
It wasn't a big deal because that's the great part of learning a new hobby as a kid. You don't need to go and find a store specialized in fishing gear to learn. Here's three beginner fishing poles for your future anglers that you can order from Walmart.
1. Spawn Series Kids Spincast Fishing Pole & Tackle Set
The rod-and-reel combo comes with three hooks, three sinkers, one bobber float, and a practice cast weight. Giving the kids a chance to get some casting practice so they can get a feel for it. After all, they've only watched you fish. It's their turn to get out there. The fiberglass rod is 4 feet, 2 inches, which is perfect for kids. There's an easy push button so they can cast easily. The fishing rod weighs just over a pound, and has a textured pistol-style handle for a secure grip.
2. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Youth Spinning Reel and Fishing Rod Combo
The two-piece rod is a great starter kit for youth fishing. It weighs about a pound, and has a medium rod power.
3. Abu Garcia Ike Dude Youth Spinning Reel and Fishing Rod Combo
This fishing kit is a bit more expensive than the two above, but I can see why. It has a stainless steel guide, and a medium and fast-action rod. I think this would work for youth anglers with a more aggressive cast.