Orvis Battenkill 7'6 5wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an older impregnated Orvis "Battenkill" 7'6" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial #10507. Made in 1949 by George Reid. The rod is in excellent original condition with one exception. It appears one of the tip-tops has been replaced. The upper hook keeper wrap is beginning to come unraveled and will require attention at some point. All sections are full length though both tips have sets.

The rod features darkly tempered cane that highlights the grain of the bamboo nicely. Chestnut brown wraps as per usual for Orvis rods. Oxidized guides and ferrules. The script has almost completely worn off except for the serial numbers. Cigar grip with a slender nose 6" in length. The grip is soiled and has a few small indentations but is in otherwise fine shape.  Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a handsome walnut spacer. Ferrule size 12/64, the fit is great. The rod weighs 3.60 oz. The action is medium-fast. A great trout stick. Includes original bag and tube sans label. There is a small hole in the bottom of the bag that is currently taped. The Battenkill is one of the most popular rods to come from the Orvis shop, grab this one for a great price!