Rated 5 out of 5
by TRUMANJR Excellent warranty
This rod was given to my son by his grandfather. He has broken the tip twice and LL Bean has replaced it no questions asked. This rod is very special to my son. Great set up for beginners to advanced fly fisherman. Nice quality and case.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DocNall Great quality intro rod for novice fly fisher
Rod was shaped quickly and arrived in time for a planned fishing trip. Lined with 5wt floating line the rod cast nicely and even though I was fishing a nymph for trout the first fish caught was a nice healthy 15 inch chain pickerel. The rod handled the fish effortlessly. As a long time user of spinning rods I am very pleased with the Quest II rod for my intro to fly fishing.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by FlyBye 34 wt
L.L. Bean has sold me an extension of my arm that looks like a fly rod. This 4 wt was as sensitive as all get out. I think I knew about the bite before the fish even did. This is a great fly rod and i am ordering a three weight after I get done here.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by UtahDesertRat As advertised
The Quest II fly rod arrived quickly and was exactly what was advertised and promised. Used it the same weekend I received it and caught some beautiful Browns.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andyflyfisher Quest II Four-Piece Fly rod 5-6 Wt.
I have fished with this fly rod for 2 weeks now. It cast superbly and smooth. It handled the three 11 inch rainbow trouts I caught with no problem. I am very happy with this product.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rkey530 Solid Rod
Just received this rod tonight. The sections fit snugly and securely together. All of the guides line up. The cork is excellent with respect to the price range. There are a few small blemishes with regard to the finish, all cosmetic, none functional, these include some bubbles in the finish, and a few separations between wraps. All nitpicky items. When compared to much more expensive entry level offerings that I have from major manufacturers this rod's finish is higher quality. Pretty reel seat. The rod has a nice "live" feel and is a bit stiffer than the buggy whip I anticipated and I believe this will work out nicely. Have decided to christen it on an upcoming trip to florida for largemouth bass and sunfish. Intend to append this review or make another after having fished the rod though having test fished previous LL Bean entry level fly rod offering in the past I wholly expect this to exceed expectations for such a product. My background: 20 years fly fishing experience trout and warmwater, taught at 2 fly fishing schools, 25+ rods from most of the major manufacturers from entry level to super premium and have test cast or fished many more. Have built rods from manufacturer's blanks.
January 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FFOMAN Good Outfit
I originally purchased the Quest one outfit, 9' 6wt. and at the time it actually had a metal reel. My first rod broke after several years of hard and frequent use but Beans has a great return policy. I got a new one as a replacement and made an upgrade of my own and purchased the Streamlight II LA reel. I noticied a significant improvement in my casting distance and the ability to reel in more line. Overall, this package is great for beginners and I feel it's a very durable and sturdy rod that's capable of some fine presentations. It's all at an affordable price too!
February 9, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by miller66 Quest II 6wt 2-piece
I purchused the Quest II 6wt 2-piece as a combo. It included rod, reel, line, case, and leader for $100. Incredible value! I'd classify myself as an accelerated beginner. This is my second outfit and see the Quest II as an upgrade. Fit and finish were excellent with exception of a small glob of resin on one of the eyes. Not a big deal as I was able to break it off.
So, how did it perform? To my surprise, the weight forward line provided was matched nicely to the rod. This rod is fine for nymph fishing, for sure. For dry flying the action is much too slow. An Adirondack guide buddy of mine pontificates the performance of Sage, Winston, etc, and allowed me to do a side by side comparison. Can a beginner notice the difference? You betcha! Am I prepared to invest in that level of performance? Not yet.
I was sheepish about displaying my 'upgrade' to my guide friend, but he was somewhat impressed with the value. In the future I plan to use this rig to introduce friends to fly fishing. I'm happy with this purchase and recommend this combo to anyone getting into the sport.
September 13, 2008