Orvis Battenkill 8 1/2' 7-8wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8 1/2' 3/2 7-8wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 14023. Made in February 1953 by George Reid and Cal Skinner and remaining in excellent overall condition.

Chestnut brown wraps over medium-dark tempered cane. The script remains as clean and bold as the day it was written. Cigar style grip 7" in length with only mild soiling. There are a few small dents in the cork likely from the guides during storage. All aluminum down-locking reel seat. There is some light wear to the rim of the butt cap. The blued step-down ferrules have an excellent fit. The rod may have received a light varnish touch-up over the wraps and the stripping guide has been re-wrapped with slightly darker silks. The rod weighs 6.30 oz. Medium-fast action. Original bag and tube.