Orvis Battenkill 7'6 2/2 4-5wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Battenkill" 7'6" 2/2 4-5wt bamboo rod. Serial #20370. Made in 1956. The rod is in excellent original condition with two exceptions. Both tips need to have the bottom guide re-wrapped. The original guides are included. All sections are full length and straight with slight sets in the tip sections.

The rod features dark impregnated cane. Chestnut brown wraps as per usual for Orvis rods. Oxidized guides and ferrules. The script remains clean and bold with the varnish in excellent condition. The cigar grip measures 6" with moderate soiling and a few light scrapes. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a handsome walnut spacer. Ferrules are size 12/64 with a perfect fit. The rod weighs 3.60 oz. The action is a great medium-fast dry-fly. Includes original bag and tube with the label 85% remaining. The Battenkill was one of Orvis' most popular bamboo rods for several decades for a reason, don't miss out on this one for a great price.