Orvis Battenkill Deluxe 6'6 4wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill Deluxe 6'6" 2/2 4wt. Serial #18721, built in 1956 by George Reid and Cal Skinner during the Wes Jordan era. The rod is in excellent condition. The script on the butt section has received a light varnish overcoat for some reason, but the rest of the rod remains 100% original. All sections are full length with slight sets in both tips.

The rod features darkly tempered cane often seen on older Orvis rods with transparent deep rust colored wraps. The wraps and varnish over them remain in excellent condition. Blued guides and ferrules. the script remains clean and bold though the serial number on the butt is half worn off. The serial numbers on the tips remain free from defects. Very petite cigar grip 3 7/8" in length with some slight ridging. There is also a small hole caused by lesser quality cork. Dual aluminum sliding band reel seat over a cork spacer. The cork is a bit worn from use. The ferrules are size 11/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs 2.15 oz. The action is on the faster side of medium-fast as is usual with the shorter rods. Includes the original rare plaid rod bag and original black aluminum tube with brass fittings.

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