Rated 5 out of 5áby Traveldude Great for traveling
Purchased for our upcoming European sojourn, but couldn't wait to try it out. The spinning outfit worked wonderfully. Went together easily and seems very sturdy,although the fish sensed that their days were numbered and chose not to come out to play. Have yet to try the fly setup but it too looks well built and sturdy. Case fits fine in my rolling duffle. This will definitely fit the bill for my days when the wife wants to hang in and read, but the fish keep taunting me......
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby ODonnell I come to bury this rod, not to praise it
This is as much a eulogy as a review: after many happy years of using this fly/spinning rod combo, I just today broke the tip off the spinning rod. It was all user error -- rolled up the window not realizing the rod was sticking out. It was just 4 hours ago, and I already miss it. The kit is great for pocket water: two very nice rods; two very good reels; a very compact, easy to tote case. Not fancy, but very, very functional and fun. I have three fly rods and 5-6 spinning rods, but, for several years, I picked up this little kit more than all my other rods combined. For smaller water, it just can't be beat -- especially for the price.
If only I could buy a replacement for the rod tip....
Farewell old friend.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby CaptKJ Very good quality outfit
Haven't used it yet but it appears very well made and up to the standards one expects from LL Bean. Good to carry in car or boat for those occasional unexpected fishing opportunities.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Downtown35 Fantastic Set
I love this fishing set. Both the spinning and fly fishing sets are great quality and it's so handy to be able to carry both in one convenient compact case. I had an issue with the spring on the fly reel and LL Bean replaced the entire set for me - fabulous customer service as always. Highly recommend this set for yourself or as a gift for the fisher-person in your life.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby OldFlyNoob Outstanding Value
I purchased this combo outfit last month. I was immediately impressed with the quality of the outfit. When I opened the included fly box, I was floored. The fly box included threaders (like a needle threaders) to type on my flies. I'm pushing my seventh decade and the designer's forethought with knowing we start having trouble seeing to tie the fly on is without equal! Beyond that, the first time out, I tied on a Copper John nymph on the 5 weight fly line, and hooked four fish. Didn't land any cause as a noob, I didn't set the hook correctly (I crush the barbs). Then I tried out the spinning rod. I tied on a Mepps No. 3, 1/12 oz spinner and made a cast. I immediately hooked and landed a 14" pickerel.
Although it's illogical, I believe my luck is because of the quality of the outfit. I've caught more fish with this outfit than I have in the past 35 years.
Get this kit if you want a convenient way to fish (I put the box in the panniers of my bike, and rode 8 miles to my fishing spot).
I gave this four stars only because there is too much backing or flyline on the reel and the leader-to-flyline nail knot gets stuck under the bar of the reel. I'll have to strip off about 15-20 yards of backing to get the correct depth.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby JimAZ Fly/Spin Combo
Really pleased with the price and performance- caught fish on each rig the first time out- I use to backpack to remote ponds in Maine and it fits well in my pack and each casts well,
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeaner123456789 Great Combo so Far
While I have not tried out the fly rod yet, the spinning gear has brought in about 18 bass, biggest being 13-14 inches. I think the rod could easily stand up to a 2 - 3 pound bass without much concern, anything bigger would test my skills. I have always primarily used light to ultralight gear for bass fishing and this rod is as good or better than my one piece rods. The reel is good as well, equivalent to the other gear I use regularly. The case is light and sturdy, making it really portable. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good travel set. The line on the reel did take about 15 minutes to lose its memory effectively, and in the process I got a knot that cost me about 20 feet of line, but it still casts quite well, so no complaints. Definitely not enough of an issue that I will go out and buy new line for it. Though I expect a good low memory line would get me bit more casting distance.
August 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby RGinVT Pretty cool
The case could use a stronger top/cover as that's the only part I'm worried about. The rest of the case and rods are very nice. The case will fit into an HD saddle bag. The size and weight make it very convenient to carry in a pack or by hand to fishing holes. Already got a good half dozen trout with this kit and looking forward to many more.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Wvscout Excellent combo
Very well made, quality travel combo. Very pleased with it!
April 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Geoshoe Ready to fish
This is a very compact Spin/Fly Combo. I can throw this in the back and be ready for all kinds of fishing conditions, as long as it is light. I was rather surprised at the lightness of this outfit. When I buy LL Bean I expect heavy duty equipment, but this is surprisingly light weight. Should be loads of fun to chase freshwater bass.
April 24, 2015