Orvis Battenkill 8'6 7-8wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill -- 8'6" 3/2 7-8wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 10855, made in November of 1949 by Cal Skinner. The rod remains in excellent condition with two exceptions. The script and guide wraps have received a touch-up varnish coat which is a bit sloppy in places. Also, the midsection is short by 7/8". All sections are straight with the exception of a slight set in the mid section. 

The rod features browntone Bakelite impregnated cane with transparent caramel colored wraps (one snake guide was re-wrapped) and bright guides. The script remains clean and bold. U-shaped hook keeper. The cigar grip is 6 7/8" in length with moderate soiling though the cork remains smooth. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over an aluminum spacer/body. A bit of light wear to the seat. The blued step-down nickel silver ferrules are size 12/64 and 18/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs 5.55 oz. The action is medium-fast. A true all-around large trout rod. 

Includes replacement bag and cordura tube.