For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill bamboo rod -- 8 1/2' 2/2 6-7wt bamboo rod. Serial #17697 made in 1955 by George Reid and Cal Skinner. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and relatively straight.
Darkly tempered cane with chestnut brown wraps. The wrap varnish, as well as the varnish over the script, are in excellent shape. The script remains clean and bold. Blued guides. U-shaped hook-keeper. Blued aluminum winding check. Cigar grip 6 1/4" in length. The grip appears to have been cleaned as there is some light ridging. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a handsome walnut spacer. The seat is void of any dents or major scratches. The blued ferrules retain a perfect fit. The action is an authoritative medium-fast. Great for large dry flies. The rod weighs in at 5.10 oz. and balances nicely in the hand. Includes the original bag and tube. The tube features a replacement reproduction label.
Don't miss out on this fantastic Battenkill ready to be a big water workhorse.