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Trying to make a rod more exciting for my daughter

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My 6 1/2 year old daughter has one of those cheapo princess rods that every kid starts out with.  It is pretty bad, and I think she is ready for something a little bigger.  Looking around, I see that an ultra light 4ft 6in UglyStik GX2 exists, so I was thinking of picking up up for her.  The problem is, anytime I broach the topic of a new rod, she talks about wanting it to look princess-y or mermaids.

 

I found some rod decals that have mermaids (and surprisingly have clothes on) here: https://customrodcomponents.com/decals-stickers/specialty-decals.html?decal_type=2766

 

Those seem reasonable enough (I have never done anything with decals before).  But the I was looking at a zebco spinning reel and they are ugly, plain,and black.  Is there some way to spice up the reel?  I just can't find anything out there for that.

 

Any other suggestions are appreciated as well!

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Google "Pink Fishing Rods"  lots of options that you could spruce up with some decals.  

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4 minutes ago, TOXIC said:

Google "Pink Fishing Rods"  lots of options that you could spruce up with some decals.  

You know, I had started with pink, but I hadn't thought of it again once I thought about the decals.  Maybe a pink rod and a few decals wouldn't be terrible.  I am not sure I can find a pink rod before 5ft, but maybe that isn't as critical as I think....

 

Also, I misspoke, I wanted to get her a spin-caster.

Not as good of quality, and 5ft 6in, but for the price for a combo, it seems worth the risk to get it and a couple of decals I think:

https://www.amazon.com/Zebco-Spin-Cast-Combo-Tackle-10/dp/B003LZHJAA

 

Thanks for the reminder on the pink reel.  If someone thinks of something else I am missing, I am all ears (particularly for decorating the reel without just throwing some of her stickers on (which might be fine if I replace them each season).

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There are lots of good quality, colored blanks at a reasonable price.   You might get some ideas from this site-note the "granddaughter rod).

 

http://clients.criticalimpact.com/newsletter/newslettercontentshow1.cfm?contentid=9599&id=1069

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You could build up a Rodgeeks for her.  No sacrifices on the quality and like 27 colors to pick. Pinks, purples, blues.

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Look for arrow wraps. They have them available in kids themes.  one stringer is a brand that is very high quality 

https://onestringer.com/arrow-wraps/youth/princesses/

 

Here is the princess page for arrow wraps for you 

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