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