Orvis Battenkill 7 1/2' 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill -- 7'6" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 22150, made in 1957. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features darkly tempered, impregnated cane with caramel colored wraps, a hallmark of Orvis rods of this era. All wraps are sound as is the varnish, there are no loose guides or cracks. Bright guides. U-shaped hook keeper. Classic, cigar grip 5 7/8" in length with moderate soiling with some light wear and ridging. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat and a walnut spacer. The ferrule fit is perfect, nice and tight. The rod weighs in at an even 4 oz. The rod has a terrific dry fly action on the faster side of medium-fast. Swift with an authoritative butt and a good amount of backbone. The tips allow for finesse and tippet protection. A great western trout rod. 

Two minor condition exceptions. First, there is a small varnish crack under the top guide on one of the tips. This is only superficial and no cause for concern. Second, the tip-top on the other tip is ever so slightly bent out of shape. Again, only an aesthetic issue. 

Includes the original green bag and fine leather tube that is more often seen with the Wes Jordan model. Don't miss out on this classic rod from the most well-known names in fly fishing.

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