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

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  • Four-position click-and-pawl drag system
  • Classic styling
  • Narrow spool means less line stacking
  • Large spool diameter for high retrieval rate
  • Ultralightweight design balances with shorter rods
  • Easily adjustable left- or right-hand retrieve
  • Laser-engraved logos
  • Machined from heavy-duty bar-stock aluminium

Reel Manual: Sizes I-III

The Story

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.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid traditional feel the noise and quality of the drag appealed to me initially plus the line capacity
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful reel Really love the classic design of this reel. I have recently got back in to fly fishing after a 20 year absence. I was looking for a reel like the ones I used to use as a boy, I also wanted a reel with few moving parts that is more likely to last me a long time. This was it. Open up the reel and the drag system is minimal and functions perfectly. I use the reel for small stream trout fishing and it suits this use very well. I also didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a reel. The price point, design and function of the reel made it the best choice for me. Very happy.
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The battenkill I on any small stream is a beast The battenkil I and orvis superfine glass 66 #2 can provide a blast on small,clean, meandering creeks.. Presentations can be perfect, balance is perfect , and this combo has the ability to stop larger fish in the its tracks. Did I mention it delightfully loads in close. Quite the reel for an amazing small stream combo. The only click and pawl that may be better than the battenkill click and pawl is the cfo. Would be great to have that in the lineup.
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from # possibly the best click and pawl reel for price. I have the smallest clicker battenkill with paired with a orvis glass 66 2wt. Really nice combo balances it well. I was iffy about the two weight when I ordered it. Got the 2 weight on the water and outfit performed magically on small PA brookie stream lined in maintain laurel and pine trees. Liked the reel so much picked the same battenkill for a Scott f583 matched up nice. What would probably make the combos a little better would be an abel or hardy made cfo iii reintroduction. I would replace the battenkill in a heartbeat if they were available. Any reintroduction of the CFO series in the near future?
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect match I have owned a Helios Ion #3 weight for a while, which tips the scales a just over an ounce. This reel will give me the perfect minimalist setup for the little limestone Brook that gets most of my attention. I compromised and went got the 3 inch for the extra capacity needed for a double taper. Nicely made reel with no fuss.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality Nice reel, lightweight, impressed with the look and feel. Be prepared for the clicking to be quite loud. It was too loud for me but if you enjoy that aspect, it's a great buy.
Date published: 2020-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the size and simplicity Was looking for a small lightweight reel for a lightweight 2 weight fly rod - and the Battenkill I is perfect. My go to panfish setup.
Date published: 2020-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very simple and very good I use the Battenkill for most of my fly rods . It is very light , easy to use , easy to change line or change right to left retrieve . The simplest and lightest reel for most small to medium fish. My favorite !
Date published: 2020-12-07
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