Sold Out $725.00 US
For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8' 3/2 5-6wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 47090, made in October of 1967 by George Reid and Cal Skinner. The rod remains in excellent+ condition having only been fished sparingly. Although, on one of the tip sections, the serial number has been rewritten and varnished. Also, on that same tip, the ferrule is missing its moisture cap. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features browntone cane with transparent caramel colored wraps and bright guides. The script remains clean and bold as well as the varnish. U-shaped hook keeper. The cigar grip is 5 7/8" in length with mild soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The blued step-down nickel silver ferrules are size 10/64 and 16/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs 4.35 oz. The action is a smooth medium-fast dry-fly well suited for almost any trout situation. Includes original bag and tube with blue, silver, and gold foil label.