Rated 5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by IPABard Great Starter Combo
I have been a casual fly fisherman for the last thirty years in which time I had used my father's old rods and reels. We don't live in the perfect fly fishing area so I am limited to some fishing on small streams and on lakes from my kayak for crappie, blue gill and the occasional bass. Last year my two rods both gave up the ghost so I thought it was time to move up to a modern outfit. Since LLBean is known for quality products, I decided to trust the name and give them a try. After a bit of research I decided on the Quest II four-piece fly rod outfit and couldn't be more pleased. From my first time out I found the rod responsive and accurate for tight spots on the near tree-lined banks. The rod is long enough that I can cast from the edge of a pond over reeds without the fly catching up. The four-piece design and carrying case makes it convenient to transport. The reel comes fully loaded and has a very sensitive drag adjustment ? something I never experienced with my old reels! For the money, the 9'?5wt combo from LLBean is a versatile rod for the beginner to intermediate fly fisherman and lives up to the claim that the LLBeam outfits will provide "a smooth, consistent cast every time." Thanks LLBean!
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheriff Quest
I purchased two Quest II, one for my 8 year old and one for my 10 year old. Excellent quality for the price and excellent customer service provided by LL Bean.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TDJP Impressive
I have other rods from Bean but wanted to try this rod out as a little rod for panfish. I am impressed! It is fun and easy to cast but it still casts surprisingly far and accurately. Most impressive of all though is the new reel for this year. It is aluminum instead of resin and is so high quality for the money that together with the rod it could easily be the best deal in fly fishing today. Last year's reel had a little wiggle in it and while trying one out I even managed to get the line stuck in between the spool and the rest of the reel. This year's reel, in contrast, feels very solid and precisely manufactured. It also has a smooth drag and drag adjust nob - all improvements. Add the great service you always get from Bean and, like I said, you probably have the best deal out there.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by weekenderINva A great outfit for a novice
Ok, so I knew absolutely nothing about fly fishing and had a work trip coming up that was going to require me to fly fish with some colleagues. This was by far the best deal out there and so I figured I would try it out. It arrived in a great carrying case and when I arrived at the fishing cabin all the guys that had been fly fishing for years were really amazed at the quality of the outfit. Needless to say I caught several fish my first time out. I'll be keeping this rod around for a while.
November 12, 2012