The Echo Gecko is the perfect rod for younger individuals that are interested in learning to fly fish. This rod comes in a three-piece configuration, with alignment dots and a case with rod sock. The foam handle is durable, and comes in colors that your younger counterparts will dig! Another bonus - the rod is bright yellow, so if they get distracted and set the rod down and take off, it's a lot easier to find than something that blends in. We've fished and casted these rods - they're a lot of rod for the money, and they're a ton of fun to fish. This quality rod will give them the chance to learn on a great rod that won't break the bank!