Orvis - Battenkill 8' 2/2 6wt - Impregnated Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is an Orvis impregnated Battenkill 8' 6wt bamboo rod. 2-piece, 2-tips, serial #82325, made in 1978. Rod is in excellent ++ condition and aside from some minor handling marks appears unused. Medium tempered cane with caramel wraps and bright hardware. Oxidized 12/64 ferrules fit perfectly and each section is serialized. Strap and ring hook keeper with bright hexagonal winding check, 6.5" cigar grip and down-locking aluminum reel seat over varnished walnut spacer. 4 1/8 oz labeled and actual weight. The original owner's name is also inked on the rod. Marked for WF6 line, but like many Orvis bamboo rods it seems to prefer 1 line weight down, in this case a WF5. Sold in original green bag and gray enamel tube with engraved hexagonal cap and 90% foil data decal.