For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 9' bamboo rod - serial #18524. Made in January of 1956 by Wes Jordan. The rod is in excellent condition. All sections are full length and straight. All script remains on the blank. Browntone cane with honey colored silks. Cigar grip is clean with very minor ridging in places. Aluminum down-locking reel seat, cork fighting butt with aluminum butt cap. Ferrule size 16/64, the fit is excellent. The rod weighs 6 3/8 oz. Medium fast action that is better suited for an 8wt line, though the tube recommends a 9wt. Rod comes with original brown bag and original tube with the blue and gold label. This would a great rod for steelhead, light salmon, bass, and even some saltwater species. A versatile heavy line rod.