Rated 5 out of 5 by OneShot Two are Better than One
I like this reel so much that I bought another one. I use the reels
primarily for surf-fishing. The casting range is phenomenal, even
with just two ounces of weight.
Very smooth retrieval.
September 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Acadian2015 Work fine until now...
...after request L.L Bean is looking for a spare Spool for me....
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThreeHorses spinning reel
Great purchase! Smooth, smooth, smooth! What a pleasure for anyone who uses this reel. You won't be disappointed!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nrvdoc Another Winner
This reel is a replacement that LL Bean sent me for my original Rod N Reel that were damaged beyond repair in a fishing trip accident. I have been using this Rod and Reel combo 2-3 times per week for 2 months fishing for largemouth bass. I love the equipment. The action of the gears and bearings are so smooth and the drag is powerful. I recommend this rig to anyone from beginner to expert angler. You can't go wrong!
June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Sixx Giant Trevally and striped bass
This reel worked flawlessly for striped bass and giant trevally. I replaced the line with 20 lb. Ande.
January 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fishonfool Looks good. Heavier than I thought.
I have not tried this reel yet, but I will say that it has a solid feel to it, but is a little bit heavier and larger than I was expecting. This should be really good for heavier fish, but I was looking for something a little lighter. I have not decided whether to return it or not.
February 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rheath51 Not for saltwater
Last year I bought 2 saltwater reels- a Penn Slammer and an LL Bean 6500. I fished with both in the same conditions (surf mostly), treated both the same, soaked overnight in fresh water) and the Slammer is still going strong; the LL Bean, unfortunately, froze up within a week. There is a reason why Penns are expensive and LL Beans are not. I am very disappointed to see that Bean is still marketing the reel as "surf, saltwater"- not up to the usual Bean standards.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Mukilteo Excellent Quality
The price with line included was so low I thought this reel would be a piece of junk-- if it wasn't any good I wouldn't be out much. It's been great! Easy to cast, drag is good, no problems at all. If only it came with fish. (I bought a second).
June 24, 2012