Orvis Battenkill Bamboo Rod - 7'6 5wt

For sale here is an Orvis Impregnated Battenkill 7'6" 2/1 bamboo rod - serial #70364 made in July of 1973. 3 7/8 oz. Originally a two-tip rod, only one tip remains. The rod is in excellent+ condition. All sections are straight and full-length. The rod features darkly tempered cane. Cigar grip. Classic Orvis aluminum down-locking reel seat with walnut spacer appears to have never had a reel mounted on it. Blued ferrules, size 12/64. The fit is excellent. Rated for a 6wt rod but casts best with a 5wt. Medium fast dry fly action. Rod comes with original green rod bag, replacement tube, and black and red striped tube cover. This rod has been in the original owner's possession for the last 43 years. Truly a great fishing rod ready for another 43 years of service.