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.
Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 140 reviews
134 of 140 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Little Reel -
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.
Match Vintage Orvis Cane -
By: Okneel 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!
Why did I wait so long -
By: EddieaO 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:)
Battenkill reel -
By: GKauffman 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.
By: Cuthroat4 from Durango, Colorado
This is a sweet little real mounted on my Superfine 1 wt!!!
Greatly Satisfied -
By: TroutTracker 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.
By: JB08 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.
Second one I purchased! -
By: ironwoodcountybooks 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.