For sale here is an Orvis Battenkill impregnated 8'6" 3/2 - 4 5/8 oz. bamboo rod. Serial #13872. The rod was made in 1952 by George Reid and Cal Skinner. Excellent condition. All wraps are sound, the rod is full length and straight. Chestnut brown wraps over medium dark tempered cane. Cigar/western style grip is comfortable in the hand. The cork is very clean. Aluminum down-locking reel seat with walnut spacer. Ferrule sizes 16/64 and 10/64 with a great fit. Medium-fast action. Described as a 7wt on the tube but would do best a line size down as with most older Orvis rods. Actual rod weight is 4 3/4 oz. Rod comes with original gray bag and original Orvis tube with blue and gold foil label.
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