Rated 2 out of 5 by FLangler Broke twice!
I am very disappointed with this product. I have used St Croix rods with fishing guides and they were great. I had high hopes for this rod too. The first rod broke just above the joint between the two pieces. I blamed myself because I was trying to free myself from an underwater snag. I purchased another identical rod because it casts so well. That rod suffered the same fate when I was fishing for pan fish, except this time I hooked a ~5# snapping turtle. As I was bringing it in the new rod broke in exactly the same place. I am sure that the turtle struggle was not abuse because I was VERY careful bringing it in. I can learn from my mistakes. I really think this is a manufacturing flaw. I realize that is their entry level product, nonetheless, the quality isn't there.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bassfisherman45 Light with great balance
I can't remember all the spinning rods I've had over the years. This is easily the best. Well balanced and lightweight. Great action...my #4 Mepps flies off the tip with just an easy flip. I haven't caught my anticipated 5 lb smallie yet but I'm sure it will be up to the task!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by avid1david Durable
Great rod, strong backbone but nice fast tip for hookset. Handled small trout to legal sized stripers well with good action. Oh yeah, for a graphite rod it takes a lot of abuse in and out of kayak etc. without breaking. Also it is impossible to find this rod for a lower price if you wait for the 20% off sales. free shipping and LLBean service a plus too!
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iPoosk Awesome Rod!
I got this rod in medium 6'6" and I'm incredibly impressed with it's feel and overall performance. I've been catching bass from 3" and the way up to a 14" and the rod is just a champ. Great hit transfer and a really cool finish as well. Definitely recommended
August 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by chasfishes Ultra light forheavy weights
I bought this rod to replace a ultra light 5 foot I had set up with a ultra light spinning reel for trout fishing and occasional pan fish in Iowa. I used it for 5 straight days on streams in NE Iowa with jigs in the 1/64 & 1/80 ounce range . I was more than happy with the way the rod cast and it handled the trout great including a 14 in. brown and several fiesty brookies.
Great rod and LL Bean comes through again.
August 16, 2008