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 145 reviews
138 of 145 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good and simple reel -
By: Goldbead from Geveva, Switzerland
I was in search of a reel fitting my 7'4" line 4 bamboo rod ... and I found it: the Battenkill II is just what I was looking for.
Battenkill III -
By: Troutmanbob from Newport News, VA
The Battenkill III is a very nice and very affordable, high quality lightweight reel with ample backbone. With its aesthetically pleasing look and design, it is a cross between contemporary and traditional reels that will match well with nearly any rod on the market. This reel is equipped with a light crisp foreword ratchet and a heavier clicking reverse ratchet that provides just enough resistance when paying out line. The rim control spool puts the angler in complete control when the fight is on. I'd recommend this reel for both novice and professional fly fisherman alike and I'm very pleased with the performance of this reel.
It's noisey -
By: Markum from Craftsbury, VT
I have a Battenkill from the'90's made in the UK. Much higher quality....a drag that can be adjusted without taking the spool off as this new one requires. This sounds like a cheap wind up toy when you reel in line...too bad, Charles Orvis never would have approved..
Old World Character -
By: StixNStrings from Southern Australia
A magnificent reel, that works as described by Orvis. It is an ideal match to my Superfine Glass rod and will bring years of fishing pleasure! the scream of this reel brings a smile o the face and it looks fantastical well! Thanks Orvis
Excellent reel -
For the price, the Batten Kill looks to be a fantastic reel--can't wait to try on the river.
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!!!