Rated 5 out of 5 by Royaltrude1 Easily a 5 star rating
I purchased the 4 wt combo. I bought the 4 wt 9' rod to fish a larger river here in CT, the Housatonic. Also to throw small streamers. I was a little concerned that the silver ghost reel that I received with the rod was rated for 5 wt line. No concern now though, it balances perfectly with the rod ! Rod and reel are comprised of high quality components. I've fished the rod a lot this past year and I love it. It's matched with great line too. What a fly fishing bargain for the price. Would rank it right up there with higher priced rods. Thank you LL Bean.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Markum Excellent Rod
6 weight: Powerful enough to cast the big rivers on a windy day, yet so delicate, you can present a midge to the most sensitive trout. It handles both floating and sink-tip line with grace. I own many fly rods, both foreign and domestic, this is one of my favorites. Go for it, you'll be happy you did
January 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMRFlyfishing excellent action
I own many fly rods of different companies/builders including bamboo.
The Silver Ghost competes with the best in action and quality.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by flyfisherdoc silver ghost 9ft 5 wt 2 years of use
I like to review products after really using them in a variety of circumstances and conditions well now the job is complete. I have used this rod in Montana on the
Clark Fork,Rock Creek Bitteroot, Black Foot. In Pennsylvania on the Upper Delaware river system.
This rod is unbelievable it casts well in the wind throwing big streamers and throwing small size 22 tricos. It has held up well and I have only lost fish that broke off on the terminal tackle( bad Knots). On a number of occasions my guides have casted the rod and were surprised at the quality of this rod. So if you not sure about the Ghost let me tell you it is a sweet rod at a great price. It also travels well as it is a 4 piece.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BradleyB the best
I have been fly fishing for nearly 30 years and this rod and reel combo are the best I have owned. The rods casts effortlessly. I did have a prolbem where I snagged something and the rod broke in two places. LL Bean truly knows what customer service means...and sent a replacement same day before even seeing my broken rod. I hope to have many years of fun using this combo.
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasBeanFrequentFlyer Great Fly Rod
This is an excellent rod. Throws like a dream with little to no vibration as the rod unloads. I also have the Orion in a 5wt which I truly love. My new Ghost may end up my favorite rod. It is a lighter rod than the Orion and seems to have at least the same ease of casting if not more. I own several different rods of different brands but the Bean rods are my favorite. The new Ghost is a great rod at a great value.
December 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by brian546d This rod is a machine..
I bought this new outfit... the 9 foot... 6 weight.. This is a fantastic rod. The reel is absolutely awesome. Bean really put the time and effort into this!
January 18, 2010