Sold Out $595.00 US
For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8 1/2' bamboo rod with two sections and two tips. Serial no. 75231, made in 1975. The rod is in near mint original condition appearing to have been fished very little if at all. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features darkly tempered cane with caramel brown wraps. Bright guides and blued ferrules. The script remains clean and bold with the varnish remaining intact. Oddly, the serial numbers appear lighter than all other areas of the rods. U-shaped hook keeper. Cigar-style grip 6 3/8" in length with only the lightest soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The ferrule fit is excellent. Labeled weight is 4 3/4 oz. Actual weight is 5 oz. The action is a wonderfully smooth medium-fast. Though the rod is labeled as an 8wt, a 6wt line is better suited in my opinion. Includes the original bag and tube with green and silver foil label.