Orvis Battenkill 7'6 5-6wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 7'6" 2/2 5-6wt bamboo rod. 4 oz. Serial no. 51538. Made in 1968. The rod is in near mint condition and appears to have never been fished. All sections are full length and straight though there is a slight twist/set at the end of one tip.

The rod features the distinctive dark Bakelite impregnated cane with caramel colored wraps. Bright guides. The varnish over the script and wraps remains like new. The original owner's name is printed on the butt along with the usual rod information. The cigar grip is 6 1/2" in length with only the slightest evidence of being handled. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The blued ferrules are size 13/64 with an excellent fit. There is light wear around the shoulder of the female ferrule. The rod weighs 4.20 oz. The action is medium fast. A fine dry fly rod! Includes original grey bag and original tube with blue and gold foil label.

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