Orvis Battenkill 8' 5-6wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8' 3/2 5-6wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 21525. Made in 1957. The rod remains in excellent condition. The mid section is regrettably short by 1 3/8" and was reset by Wes Jordan. Also, the two tips have slight sets, easily mendable. 

The rod features beautiful chocolate colored Bakelite impregnated cane with transparent caramel wraps. Blued guides. The script remains clean and bold. The varnish over the script as well as the wraps is in excellent condition. A few of the wraps appear to have received a light touch-up of varnish at some point. U-shaped hook keeper. At one time there was paint on the aluminum winding check which is now wearing off. Cigar grip 6" in length with mild soiling and very slight ridging. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The blued ferrules are size 10/64 and 16/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 4.40 oz. The rod has a fantastic medium-fast action. Includes original grey bag and original tube with green and white paper label.