For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 9' 7-8wt bamboo rod. Three sections with one of the two original tip sections. Serial #7561 made in 1950 by John Rosencrantz. The rod is in excellent original condition. Darkly tempered cane with chestnut brown wraps. The wrap varnish as well as the varnish over the script are in fine shape. The script remains clean and bold. Blued guides. U-shaped hook-keeper. Bright aluminum winding check. Cigar grip 7" in length. The grip shows little soiling and is very slightly ridged in places. Aluminum screw lock reel seat. The seat is void of dents or major scratches. The blued ferrules are size 18/64 and 12/64, the fit is good. The action is medium-fast and with more feel and finesse than would expect from a rod this size. A terrific dry-fly light salmon or summer steelhead rod. Weight: 6 1/8 oz. Includes replacement bag and replacement aluminum tube.
The rod photos show some polish residue that will easily wipe off with a light cloth.