Battenkill Reel

Control your fish by palming this classic click pawl fly reel.


Now available in well-balanced sizes IV and V for Spey rods. Simple design and flawless construction make this the perfect click-and-pawl fly reel for nearly any freshwater fishing situation. A minimalist's dream, the all-new Battenkill features a classically styled, yet technically enhanced, four-position click-and-pawl drag system that is adjusted internally and is designed to work in tandem with the palm of your hand on those sizzling, screaming runs. Constructed with a narrow spool for less line stacking on retrieve and a larger spool diameter for higher line retrieval rates. The ultra-lightweight fly reel design balances perfectly on shorter rods. Machined from heavy-duty bar-stock aluminium for added durability. Easily adjustable left- or right-hand retrieve. Highlighted by laser-engraved logos. In black nickel. Imported.

  • Battenkill I for line weights 1-3, 2.8 oz., 2¾" diameter.
  • Battenkill II for line weights 3-5, 2.9 oz., 3" diameter.
  • Battenkill III for line weights 5-7, 3.2 oz., 3¼" diameter.
  • Battenkill IV for line weights 7-9, 8.5 oz., 3¾" diameter.
  • Battenkill V for line weights 9-11, 9.5 oz., 4" diameter.

    See available fly lines.

  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 140 reviews


    134 of 140 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Great Little Reel - 8/10/2015

      Bought the Battenkill II to go with 8'6'' 4wt I own. Nice light little reel that balances the rod great. Good construction and a great deal.

    • 5/5

      Match Vintage Orvis Cane - 7/27/2015
      By: from The Hague, Netherlands

      I acquired a small old Orvis cane rod (6'6") from a friend...this Battenkill I reel is a lovely match of size, style and quality!

    • 5/5

      Why did I wait so long - 7/23/2015
      By: from Sherman CT

      Been looking at this reel for a while. Finally decided to purchase. Exactly as advertised, great value for money and extremely well made. I've used it on 10' #4 and 7' #4 rods, well balanced on both. I might just buy another:)

    • 5/5

      Battenkill reel - 7/17/2015
      By: from NC

      I purchased the Battenkill I reel for a 7 1/2 ft 3-weight TFO rod and it balances perfectly. The fit/finish of the machined Battenkill is superb.

    • 5/5

      SWEEEET - 7/15/2015
      By: from Durango, Colorado

      This is a sweet little real mounted on my Superfine 1 wt!!!

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    • 5/5

      Greatly Satisfied - 6/21/2015
      By: from Virginia

      First, I want to say that this reel feels great in my hands. It's sturdy, doesn't rattle and the drag sounds very well engineered. It pairs perfectly with my Superfine Glass and would be great on any of todays lightweight rods.

    • 5/5

      Classic - 6/20/2015
      By: from Virginia

      Wanted a classic looking reel, that still offered function and reliability for my 4 weight. This is it! Already getting comments on the looks and the smoothness of the reel. Great job on a classic by Orvis.

    • 5/5

      Second one I purchased! - 6/19/2015
      By: from Midwest
      Top 250 Contributor

      I liked the other one so well that when I needed another reel, I picked up another. It's a classic click and pawl, very light-weight, and narrow. I have some disc drag models, but those are overkill on spring creeks.

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