For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8' 2/2 6wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 22490. Made in November of 1957. The rod is in excellent+ condition. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features the distinctive dark Bakelite impregnated cane with caramel colored wraps. Blued guides. The varnish over the script and wraps remains like new. The cigar grip is 6" in length with only light soiling. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. Light wear on the butt cap. The blued ferrules are size 13/64 with a perfect fit. There is some minor bluing loss on the male ferrules. The rod weighs 4.45 oz. The action is medium-fast. A terrific rod for big dries, streamers, and dry-droppers. Includes original bag and original tube with green and white paper label intact.
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