For sale here is a 8' impregnated Orvis Battenkill bamboo rod - 8' 5/6wt. Two sections with two tips. Serial no. 41740. Made in November of 1965. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight. The cane is tempered to a medium dark. Characteristic chestnut brown wraps. All wraps and varnish are in beautiful condition. The guides, ferrules, winding check, and tip-tops are blued. The script on the butt is fully intact and bold, not faded or damaged. Sculpted nickel silver winding check. Cigar grip with a slender profile. The grip is somewhat soiled but in excellent condition - void of ridging or hook gouges. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a fine varnished walnut spacer. The seat and spacer are free of major scratches or dent, excellent condition. Ferrule size 13/64, the fit is very good. The rod weighs 4.45 oz. Though marked as a 6wt on the tube, it is usually best with a line size down on Orvis rods. The action is medium-fast with a nice balance of authority and delicacy - a very nice all-around trout stick. Includes original grey bag and aluminum tube with silver and green foil label.