Rated 5 out of 5
by VegasSAR Rod is not gray or high gloss
My rod and reel arrived today and it is a GEM.
My rod is all dull black but I have no problem with that.
I grabbed a few worms out of the refrigerator and using no weight,I was able to cast out 50+ feet just from the weigh of the worm.
I hooked a 3 and a half pound cat fish and he gave that rod a work out.
The tip really bent hard but it never broke.
After that I was playing with the drag setting and I let the fish tire himself out.
The reel is silky smooth and the drag works like a champ.
Shad run starts in about a month and this rod and reel combo will be what I will use.
I would recommend to any one who can cast but for younger kids I suggest a 5 foot rod.
Excellent product from China
March 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by HankNJ Worth what paid for!!
Great dependable rod and reel. I am really a fly fisherman but sometimes I want to go spin fishing. You can always depend upon LL Bean quality.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishinBeanerME Great entry level combo
I bought the 5' 6" combo for my girlfriend when she tags along on my fishing adventures and she loves it. This is definitely a quality outfit for beginners. She can cast twice as far with this rod then her previous Berkley combo which I returned after finding the Angler Spin Outfits at Bean for nearly half the price.
I myself am a strong supporter of the Discovery spin series but am thinking about picking up another one of these to stash in my truck as a backup. Regardless I'll be picking up a few extra for when family visits. Can't beat the quality at this price.
December 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jaynathan For the price...
Bought this rod & reel combo while in Maine on vacation. Felt good in the hand, bail set is positive and felt. Pre-loaded with about 200 yards of 12lb test monofilament.
Used it the very next day for some smaller stripers, No bird nests with all kinds of different lures and baits. The one thing I did notice was this two piece does have a tendency to not hold together, Multiple times is while casting I could see the upper half of the rod come loose and almost come apart. Over all, an very good rod. action and sensitivity to a light hit were great, handled the big hits with out a problem. Drag was set to just below about three quarters and was easily adjustable. I would give this an 8 to 8.5 out of 10. But for the price....can't be beat.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CajunSaltwater Outstanding for the Price
Negative reviews baffle me on this item. As with anything, you get what you pay for, and here, you are not paying for a $1,000 fishing combo. I have a couple of those, and they are outstanding. This item, however, is outstanding for what it is. You will not find a better $50 combo on the market. And as with everything else, LL Bean backs it 100% for a lifetime. They've made a believer out of me.
July 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by coachjoe Angler spin outfit
The rod on the set is ok but the reel is poor quality as the drag is weak. I hope LLB improves the quality of their reels soon.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by peggysue38 Very nice rod and reel!
We ordered this spinning rod and reel for our son's birthday. It arrived quickly, well packaged and in good order. My husband said it was well made and he like the quality.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cowboy213 Spin combo
great fishing rod for the price. well built, like how it comes with line on the spool already.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mister2152 Casting rod
For price you do get rod reel combinationfishing line
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HFC223223 Great Rod & Reel
Great Rod and Reel for the price !!
April 9, 2014