Orvis Battenkill 7'6 2/2 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Battenkill" 7'6" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod with a listed weight of 3 7/8 oz. Serial #73719. Made in 1974. The rod is in excellent original+ original condition with one exception. A guide on one of the tip sections has been replaced, repair work masterfully performed by Mike Clark at South Creek Ltd. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features moderately dark impregnated cane. Chestnut brown wraps as per usual for Orvis rods. Oxidized guides and ferrules. The script remains clean and bold with the varnish in excellent condition. The cigar grip measures 6" in length with moderate soiling. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a handsome walnut spacer. There is a light scuff on the side of the spacer. The blued step-down ferrules have a perfect fit. The rod weighs 3.90 oz. The action is a great medium-fast dry-fly. A very versatile rod well suited for just about any trout situation. Includes original bag and tube with the label 85% remaining. The Battenkill was one of Orvis' most popular bamboo rods for several decades for a reason, don't miss out on this one for a great price.

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