Orvis Battenkill 8'6 5-6wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8'6" 3/2 5-6wt bamboo rod with a marked weight of 4 5/8 oz. Serial #43483 - made in 1966. Excellent+ condition. The rod received a touch up from Orvis in 2014 including rebluing the ferrules and sanding of the grip. All sections are full length and straight. 

Transparent caramel wraps over medium dark tempered cane. The ferrules are wrapped in dark molasses. U-shaped hook keeper. Blued aluminum winding check. Cigar-style grip 6" in length with only light soiling and light ridging. Aluminum down-locking reel seat with a walnut spacer. Ferrule sizes 16/64 and 10/64 with a great fit, nice and tight. The rod weighs in at 4.65 oz. on our digital scale. Medium-fast action. Though marked as a 6-7 weight rod on the butt it is suited more for a 5 or 6. Includes replacement bag and tube from Orvis.


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