Rated 1 out of 5 by flflyfisherman not so happy
I purchased this rod this summer while I was in Maine, hoping that it would be a great all around setup. The reel has worked great but unfortunately the rod has not held up. It broke once in the first 2 weeks I got it so I took it in and got it replaced for free. About 2 months later it snapped again while i was simply casting. I hope ll bean knows that because of the poor craftsmanship put in to these rods that they have lost a customer.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kknobody Quest 2 fly Rod combo
Excellent quality! Really surprised me. Fished with it several times already. Can turn over heavier Bass bugs easily. Also presents lighter flies as well. Just change the leader and tippet. The reel is actually pretty decent, better than expected. Overall I would rate this combo a 6 star if I could.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pw5470 Great value
Ordered the Quest 8wt outfit for a beach trip. I received the shipment very fast and upon opening the package, I was really impressed with the quality of everything. Rod was nicely packed in the rod tube which is very secure for transporting the rod. Reel was preloaded with line and leader and included a reel pouch.
I was used to casting a 3wt and 5wt and I'm pretty new at fly fishing so it took me a while to get used to the rod but it does cast well. The line just wants to shoot out and I was able to make some long casts. Didn't have any luck fishing but that was due to the conditions and not the rod.
May change out the line and use this for some bass fishing as well, the rod will be great for throwing some heavy poppers or flies. The rod has some great action!
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lylet Fantastic Item
This product is great
having never flyfished before I didnt want to spend a lot of cash to try my hand at it and this outfit was within my budget. The staff at the store was very helpfull in geting me all set up and ready to fish.
October 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by jroost a good fly combo.
i got the quest one fly combo a few years ago for christmas and just started using it this last spring. i got the 3wt fly rod and it came with a metal reel. i absolutly love the reel. i wish these new quest combos came with a metal reel. even though the fly rod is small, i use it to catch crappies and bluegills in the spring w/ size 12 wooly buggers. and use it in the fall for perch also with a wooly bugger. the rod is really easy to cast after a few days of practice. the l.l. bean fly fishing department was really helpful. for just starting out i had loads of questions and they answered them perfectly. they even told me a few tips to remember how to cast and they have stuck with me ever since. it's a great product. even though i wished i would have gotten a 5wt for starters like the staff told me to start out with. the burgundy rod blank is absolutely gorgeous. thanks for a wonderfull product.
September 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by skibum1988 Great Rod
I have had this rod for many years now and have accumulated a few more. However, this is my go to rod for trout and steelhead in washington. It is fantastic and I recommend it to anyone who is just starting out or wants a beautiful rod for small to medium fish!
September 24, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by InDubuque Excellent.
I set out on a two-day fly fishing excursion with over a dozen others. Most of them had fished for years. It was my first time fly-fishing. I bought this outfit for the trip, and it was outstanding. I received many compliments on it: excellent for casting, great handling when landing fish, and beautiful appearance. Many were shocked when they heard how low the price was. Thanks for a great product at an affordable price.
May 12, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeffreyfisherman Quest II 9' 8 wt. Outfit
This Quest II outfit is the best outfit money can buy! The 9' 8 wt is the perfect outfit for bass, pike, and even salmon! Thank you, L.L. Bean, for this high quality rod outfit!
March 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Backcountry Great Product
This is a fantastic outfit for the beginner. I have used it several times and I love it.
November 11, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by WetFly Quest II 8'6" 5wt. combo $99.00
This was my first fly rod. Took it to my fly fishing class and the instructor was impressed. He showed the others how well balanced it is. Since then I've bought another spool with a double tapered line. I also get comments on how good the rig looks.
May 15, 2008