This classic Orvis fly reel delivers improved, modern technology at an entry-level price.

5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: Fly Reel
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$189   -  $198
Item #2J7H
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  • NEW generation of Battenkill Spey Disc Reels!
  • NEW mid-arbor design
  • Technically superior sealed-drag based on the Hydros
  • Ported jewel finish
  • Battle-tested performance, remarkably accessible price

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Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

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$89
Item #2J7H_2
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • NEW generation of Battenkill Spey Disc Reels!
  • NEW mid-arbor design
  • Technically superior sealed-drag based on the Hydros
  • Ported jewel finish
  • Battle-tested performance, remarkably accessible price
  • In sizes IV, V
  • Battenkill Disc IV Spey for line weights 7-9, 8.9 oz., 3¾" diameter
  • Battenkill Disc V Spey for line weights 9-11, 9.9 oz., 4" diameter

See available fly lines.

Download Your Reel Manual

Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

Reel Manuals


Reel Repair & Cleaning

Your reel is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. Damaged reels can be repaired on an individual basis and we also offer reel cleaning and conditioning.

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The Story

There has been a long and historically successful line of Battenkill reels through Orvis history. Simple, trouble free, and easily accessible in price-the ultimate in function and simplicity throughout the years. Welcome to the powerful, technologically advanced, and yet still accessible new generation of Battenkill reels. This latest Battenkill Disc version is true to its heritage in looks and performance, but updated with the latest in design improvements and a significantly more powerful drag. The porting and finish pay unmistakable homage to the Battenkills of the past, but this reel incorporates our best-selling mid-arbor design. Underneath that mid arbor is the same sealed drag system found in the Hydros SL incorporating six interacting carbon and stainless drag surfaces. Positive click drag is simple and easy to adjust. In black nickel.

The reel is built of 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum with an ergonomic Delrin handle and changing from left to right hand retrieve is simple. Imported.

In sizes IV, V.
Battenkill IV Spey is 3 ¾" in diameter and weighs 8.9 oz.
Battenkill V Spey is 4" in diameter and weighs 9.9 oz.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winner when compared to the spey market I couldn't be happier after a few trips steelheading with this reel. I have the IV on a heavier 6wt 11' setup and the balance is perfect. Right in line with spool size. Love the disc drag with easy adjustment. For the price and in comparison with the market, this is by far the winner for full cage spey reels. Likely going to purchase the V for my 8wt.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Reel For Winter Steelheading Upgraded my winter steelhead equipment for the upcoming Michigan season with this reel. Given the excellent design features and high quality construction, no doubt it will last me for many seasons in a harsh environment. The decision to go with the Spey V was based on the positive experience I've had with the smaller Battenkill IV Disc I purchased a few years ago which has been a great reel.
Date published: 2020-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and reliable Still waiting for my next fishing trip to use it. Tried on a small pond nearby and works perfectly
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reel The drag system seems strong, should be great for Steehead.
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great reel, but a bit small Well built, with a nice drag system. Hard to find another full-frame reel in this price range. However, it is quite a bit smaller and lighter than I expected, based on the other reels I have intended for a 7wt spey setup. I ended up getting a size V for this rig rather than the suggested size IV. Don't know what you would do for a heavier spey setup besides short yourself a bit on backing.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I just love my new spey reel! Took it to the test on a hefty Steelhead and the reel and drag system performed beautifully.
Date published: 2018-11-07
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