Orvis Battenkill 8' 5wt Bamboo Rod


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For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8' 3/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial #23667, made in 1958. 

The rod features moderately tempered browntone cane that highlights the grain of the bamboo nicely. Chestnut brown wraps as per usual for Orvis rods. Oxidized guides and ferrules. The script remains clean and bold. Bright U-shaped hook keeper and an oxidized nickel silver winding check. The cigar grip is 5 7/8" in length with mild soiling and some light ridging. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a handsome walnut spacer.

The rod is in excellent condition with some very minor repairs throughout its life. The rod was touched up by Orvis in 2014 having the ferrules reblued and one guide re-wrapped as well as the grip sanded. Recently also one tip-tip was reset as well as one snake guide re-wrapped.

Ferrule fit is excellent. The rod weighs 4.50 oz. The action is medium-fast. Includes a replacement bag and replacement tube from Orvis with the correct blue and silver foil label. A terrific 5-weight Battenkill for the price!