Re: Best bang for the buck.
LL Bean has a Quest II outfit, 8wt, for $139. One of my friends brought it along to salmon camp as a backup. Four of us, fairly seasoned anglers, played with it on the lawn and were awestruck. We all cast the entire line on the second or third cast. It is a heck of an outfit, and comes complete with rod, reel, line, backing and even a leader...all already assembled for you. I have a feeling this is one of the best (and least known) fly fishing deals out there. I bet many (including me) would pass right over it because of its extremely low price. Trust me, this is a gem of an outfit.