Rated 2 out of 5 by MarkCat11 Nice Rod with Wrong Guides Sizes
I purchased the 8ft rod I was looking for a 2 piece affordable rod. It appears to be an nice rod with the exception with the oversize ring size of the guides. The guides on this rod are much too large for a 8 foot rod. I recommend that LL Bean address this with the manufacturer to downsize the guides significantly.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fashionistah This rod = a magic wand!
I gave this rod and the L.L.Bean Spinning Reel, Surf 6500 Saltwater to my brother for Christmas. He just sent me an email and here are his exact words: "I am killing it down here on the fishing. Already received compliments on my rods and reels. Haven't met a fish that your rod & reel combo can't put the brakes on." He's fishing in Orange Beach, Alabama and catching 6 to 20 lb fish. Thanks L.L.Bean!
January 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beverly67 Perfect for a 10 year old to handle
After purchasing 2 others Rods, this one which was recommended by a sales assoicate, is the best fit for a 10 year old kid, and is so comfortable to use.
August 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clouser Great nine footer
I do a lot of fishing. Needed a 2 piece so I wouldn't have to roof it.
I'll keep it short; Very well made, light, good guides, fast action,
casts 3/4 to 2oz. plugs far and near. Smart idea for a hand grip on top part for easy putting together and taking apart. And so far it catches schoolies.
Tight lines LL !
May 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by RIStripers Poor Quality
I only used the 9ft rod about ten times before it snapped when pulling in a schoolie. I did like the overall weight and feel of the rod but very disappointed in overall quality. I was willing to try the rod again but unfortunately the rod was out of stock so I was unable to get a replacement and had to go elsewhere.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndrewColley Very Nice Quality
Purchased this rod (8' 2-piece Classic Surf) for a trip to Florida. The fit and finish were outstanding. I have built rods so I know nice quality and this was a beautiful rod. The distance I got out of the 8' was what you would expect from an 8' rod. I would have liked to have purchased the 9' rod but it was backordered. This was my first purchase from LL Bean and I am delighted to add them to my list of "go-to" outdoor websites.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzeec Nice rod.
This is a nice surf fishing rod, not too heavy.
I was looking for something a little longer than the 8 foot surf rod I have now. An 8' foot rod is not long enough for me since I cast like a girl. This 10 foot rod will give me some extra reach without adding to the weight.
Seems sturdy and well made. Being able to break it down into two pieces is a plus. I was very pleased to see that it came in a cloth protective bag.
It will go well with Bean's Spinning Surf Reel.
December 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3crown 9ft 2 pc surf rod
excellent casting distance; lightweight; paired with a penn 5600L reel
August 17, 2010