My oldest girl is just about to be 6 years old. We go fishing together and she's been using a cane pole for the last 2 years. I like it because its easy and she's pretty good at catching fish with it. However, she's decided that she needs the Barbie fishing pole for her birthday, and I'm having a hard time with it. #1 She's got all kinds of Barbie stuff at the house already. Do we really need to drag that stuff along on fishing trips? #2 I don't think she's ready to graduate to the good ol spincast combo yet. #3 Cane poles are simple. A little background on me. I'm not a high maintenance bass type fisherman. I like to sit on a riverbank a drink a little beer and wait for something to bite. It's more about getting out and relaxing to me than chasing the big one. Help me out here. Last year a big fish took her cane pole to the big murky, so I need to go get something.