Trade In Notice: May 21, 2012
Battenkill Reels - Right-Handed Version
In designing the Battenkill Reel (7H9P, 7H9R, 7H9T), we originally we thought that a pawl on one side only could be used in this reel, and that for right-hand wind the pawl could be flipped over. However, after getting more reels in the field we found that we needed to add mounts for a pawl and spring on the opposite side for optimum right-hand-wind drag. We’ve made this modification and will have reels with pawl and spring mounts on both sides available after June 15, 2013.
If you have purchased a Battenkill Reel and you wind with your right hand, we recommend that you return your reel to us after June 15, 2013 and we’ll replace it with an updated model of the Battenkill Reel. This exchange offer is good for the next 12 months. Please contact Orvis Customer Service at 1-800-635-7635 for instructions on how to return your Battenkill Reel for an exchange.
The following image shows the difference between the original model of the Battenkill Reel, and the updated model available after June 15, 2013.
Note: This is not a total recall. Those anglers who wind with their left hand should have no issues using the original model of this reel. There may also be some anglers who wind with their right hand who are satisfied with the action of the original model.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 1-800-635-7635.