New Arrival - 06/11

Orvis Battenkill Bamboo Fly Rod 7'6" 3/2 #6 [SALE PENDING]


An Orvis Battenkill bamboo fly rod, 7'6", 3-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #6 line. Impregnated model. The rod weighs 4.1 ounces on my scale. Serial #12564 which dates it to 1952, though the rod was later refinished in 1997 as noted on the inside of the tube cap. Medium fast action, and the rod is nice and straight. Excellent refinished condition, it does not appear to have been used much (if at all) post-refinish. Darker cane done in a three up node pattern. Wrapped in dark red throughout with spiral wraps that transition to gold tipping. The keeper, guides, and tip tops are all gold anodized and the stripping guide has a gold anodized insert on it. The step ferrules are oxidized with nearly all of the oxidation intact save for a tiny area at the base of the welt on the two females. The grip is just shy of 6 1/2" and is shaped to a western profile. The front cork check has been ovewrapped with the dark red and gold color combination. The reel seat features an aluminum downlocking slide band over a lightly varnished walnut spacer. The rod packs into a grey cloth bag and a black frost coated aluminum tube with brass fittings and the Orvis data sticker affixed to it. 

Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.