Battenkill Fly Reels

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


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.

  • 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.

  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 145 reviews


    138 of 145 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 4/5

      Good and simple reel - 11/15/2015
      By: 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.

    • 5/5

      Battenkill III - 10/13/2015
      By: 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.

    • 3/5

      It's noisey - 9/12/2015
      By: 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..

    • 5/5

      Old World Character - 9/6/2015
      By: 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

    • 5/5

      Excellent reel - 9/6/2015

      For the price, the Batten Kill looks to be a fantastic reel--can't wait to try on the river.

    • 5/5

      Great Little Reel - 8/10/2015

      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.

    • 5/5

      Match Vintage Orvis Cane - 7/27/2015
      By: 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!

    • 5/5

      Why did I wait so long - 7/23/2015
      By: 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:)

    • 5/5

      Battenkill reel - 7/17/2015
      By: 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.

    • 5/5

      SWEEEET - 7/15/2015
      By: from Durango, Colorado

      This is a sweet little real mounted on my Superfine 1 wt!!!

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