Battenkill Reel

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

Details

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.

    See available fly lines.

  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 92 reviews

    5-star:
    73
    4-star:
    13
    3-star:
    1
    2-star:
    4
    1-star:
    1

    87 of 92 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      9/29/2014
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    • 5/5

      Solid Simple reel - 8/29/2014
      By:

      I've used a Battenkill II reel for several years, so I bought another one for my new 5 weight rod. I like the simplicity and classic design. Nothing more is needed in a fly reel.

    • 5/5

      Classic Elegance & Simplicity - 8/26/2014
      By: from Southport, CT

      The new Battenkill Reels are one of the best recent fly fishing offerings from Orvis. A classic click/pawl reel, with the added performance of a fully machined aluminum bar stock frame and spool, with a simple and ingenious internal drag adjustment (set it on Max, and forget it). The III's capacity is most versatile, and the III is plenty light. The I and II would match well with 3 and 4 weight lines and shorter rods. The new Battenkill III an excellent value, and all one needs in a fly reel for all but the largest trout. Keep it simple, and enjoy palming the spool if you are so fortunate. A new Classic, and a great trip back to the future. Well done Orvis.

    • 5/5

      Great Reel - 8/24/2014
      By: from Kellogg, ID

      I bought this reel for my wife because she really hated the clearwater she had been using. This is a fantastic reel, very smooth operation, a huge improvement over the old Battenkill design. Would definitely recommend.

    • 5/5

      8/15/2014
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    • 5/5

      8/6/2014
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    • 5/5

      Excellence in simplicity - 7/28/2014
      By:

      Very nice classic design and well built. The reel sounds great with a running trout taking line. This reel adds good balance to my rod making all day casting a joy, just the right weight.

    • 5/5

      7/28/2014
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    • 5/5

      Battonkill 111 - 7/15/2014
      By: from MA.

      Great reel. Perfect for my Clearwater 765. Should last me a lifetime.

    • 5/5

      Just right - 7/5/2014
      By: from Santa Cruz, CA

      I purchased the Battenkill I reel and a 2 wt. Superfine Trout line for use with my 2 weight small creek rod. The reel came handed for left hand and backed and loaded with line. This setup is perfect for my little 2 wt rod, casts for distance and touch and is a great color for clear water situations and floats high. I am completely satisfied with my purchase.

    Backing Chart

    Battenkill Reel: Backing Capacities

    Backing capacities based on using 20-lb Dacron.

    Model
    Line
    Reel Capacity in Yards
    Dia.
    Weight
    BK I
    1-3
    WF1:
    100 yds.
    WF2:
    75 yds.
    WF3:
    50 yds.
    2 3/4"
    2.81 oz

    Model
    Line
    Reel Capacity in Yards
    Dia.
    Weight
    BK II 3-5
    WF3:
    100 yds.
    WF4:
    75 yds.
    WF5:
    50 yds.
    3"
    2.92 oz

    Model
    Line
    Reel Capacity in Yards
    Dia.
    Weight
    BK III 5-7
    WF5:
    125 yds.
    WF6:
    100 yds.
    WF7:
    75 yds.
    3 1/4"
    3.21 oz

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    • Battenkill Reel $98.00
    • Battenkill Reel - Extra Spool $59.00
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