Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 5 by Wvscout Excellent combo
Very well made, quality travel combo. Very pleased with it!
April 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by TwoEars Good combo deal...
Good deal for the price. I have used both with the fly rod as well as the spimnning rod. The rods are quite good for a combo kit. The reels on the other hand are quite basic. The fly reel has sharp edges which in line retrieval has the real/potential problem of making small cuts in the line. Overall, they both meet the needs of an angler who keeps their rod/s in their car for the chance opportunity to fish a stream they come across. The case is quite convenient....
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erbie Very well made. Feels and meets expectations.
Overall a nice match of fly and spin casting in a perfectly sized outfit. No issues at all.
April 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LomboFromNL Looks like a quality Product
Great quality as is usually the case with L.L.Bean . Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to actually use it yet do to weather conditions in the northeast. My only problem is that two weeks after I purchased this item, it was on sale at 20% less than what I paid for it. Wish I had known.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Qatarexpatfishing Spin-Fly Combo
This is a terrific outfit for those who travel a lot or just want to have a rod / fly rod handy in a vehicle. I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 stars only because the spin cast reel is a bit smaller than expected, however having said this, the quality and performance of the reel is very good. The fly rod is very responsive for a 6-piece. The fly reel is basic, but again, the performance and the quality is good for the price. This will certainly allow you to fish during your travels. Great case, well padded, so don't hesitate to throw it in your suit case and fly off and enjoy fishing where ever you travel...one of the better travel dual kits out there. Thanks L. L. Bean.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drizzle88 Great for impromptu fishing and beginners
This is a great kit for the fisherman or woman who may find themselves with the sudden desire to drop a line in transit. Both rods disassemble nicely and store well in the container. They also have pretty good action and are of excellent quality as per most L.L.Bean items.
I have used the spin rod to fish for sunfish, bass, perch, pike, and various other lake fish in north-central Minnesota. I am still learning to wield the fly rod in an effective manner, but so far have caught one smallmouth bass--great fun! I am moving to Idaho soon and I am very excited to get in some trout and possibly salmon fishing while I am there.
I would highly recommend this kit to anyone who does not have a lot of room to store a rod and reel in their vehicle and anyone who may be interested in getting into fishing but may not have an extensive knowledge of the sport.
The only "complaints" I have are very minimal. The travel container is of good quality, but I wish the vinyl cover would have been replaced with a canvas one. I can foresee the day when the cover breaks well before it should. The addition of an introductory "fishing manual" would make this a perfect beginner's kit, complete with a few flies and some tackle.
The biggest complaint I have is with the delivery service provider used by L.L.Bean. It took 3 weeks for my order to arrive, when it should have only taken 4-7 business days. I can only say I preferred it when a certain public entity was the primary delivery service. Needless to say, such a delay would not have happened.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oskigirl GIFT
This is exactly what I was looking for for my dad he was more than pleased to have opened this on Father's Day and continues to show everyone what he has got
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WestportRiver Spin fly combo
Ever since my trusty pack rod rolled rolled off the gunwales of my solo canoe in Minnesota's boundary waters I've veen looking for a decent combo that won't break the bank. Last weekend I got to try the fly rod in this kit on some brook trout streams and ponds in northern Maine. The fly rod has a decent action and a light, large-arbor reel, and with 6 peieces it will fit in a small tube. If you're a lefty like me the reel is reversible too.
I found the fly line had a defect about 15 feet back from the tip, and when I returned from the trip Bean's put on a new line for me no questions aksed. I live near Freeport so it was easy to go to the store, but of course they would replace the whole outfit if it was a mail order situation. Can't beat the guarantee.
The spinning rod has decent backbone for an ultralight and the reel has nice balance and smooth action.
The case has a flexible plastic zip top, so I leave it open or partly zipped for awhile if I put a rod away with wet line. The case is great for a vehicle. Keep some flies and lures in the 2 small boxes that come in the case and you'r ready to go any time. The case is too heavy and bulky for for backcounty trips, so I suggest some light PVC tubing in that situation and carry your reel in a small cloth bag.
June 20, 2014