Orvis Battenkill 9' 8wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 9' 2/2 8wt bamboo rod. Serial #30021 made in 1961. The rod is in excellent original condition as it was cared for very well. All sections are full length and straight. 

Darkly tempered cane with transparent caramel wraps. The wrap varnish, as well as the varnish over the script, is in excellent shape. The script remains clean and bold. Bright guides. U-shaped hook-keeper. Bright aluminum winding check. Cigar grip 7" in length with light soiling. The cork is lightly ridged throughout and appears to have been cleaned. Aluminum screw lock reel seat. The seat is void of dents or major scratches. The ferrules are size 17/64 with a perfect fit. The rod weighs 6.85 oz. The action is on the faster side of medium-fast and very powerful allowing for very long casts. Perfect for steelhead or salmon. Includes original bag and aluminum tube sans label.