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.
Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 59 reviews
55 of 59 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Orvis Reel for the price -
By: Mikee from St. Louis , MO
I have the Orvis Battenkill I and the Battenkill II for my Superfine rods. I love the look and feel of the new reels and the price is very affordable. Thanks Orvis for make a high quality reel at an affordable price. Keep up the good work!
By: DoubleD7413 from SC
Wow...what a reel. I've been looking for a new reel for quite a while and after all of my research I decided on the battenkill. I found it to be very light and highly functional. I had it preloaded with the Access line, so when I recieved the shipment I was ready to hit the water. Thanks Orvis!
By: daliz from sweden
The Perfect reel! And im very pleased by The good support from orvis staff!im from sweden and order The battenkill III reel from orvis.uk and it Was never any problem with The Whole ordering or shipping progress.fast shipping to sweden! 5 of 5 stars! Strongly recommended! / Mattias
By: Elros from Tulsa, OK
This reel is amazing, it casts like a dream! I would recommend this to everyone, it was a great price and one of the best purchases I have ever made!
Battenkill Reel -
By: Craze from Connectic
The Battenkill I reel is well constructed and light weight. It balance my 6', No.2 weight rod perfectly.
Just bought a new battenkill cuz the old one I used to have was great, classic reel.
Great reel -
By: NCFisher from Burlington, NC
Matched up w 3wt TFO rod. Fishing small streams in NC & TN. Excellent combination.
Great little reel -
By: Bazil84 from Martinsville Indiana, USA
Purchased on a recommendation of friend. Glad I did. I was looking for a nice 2 wt reel to go along with a custom built rod of the same weight. Fit and balanced perfect. In the market for a small 2 wt, you won't be disappointed.
By: CallumG from New Hampshire
I now have the II & III size Battenkill Reels (with 2nd spool) and used them all last season with 4 & 6 wt line. Simple, classic style & sound and a joy to use. Beautiful reels for the price.
Not the BBS1 -
By: flyfishinflyingelkhunter from Denver, CO
Was looking for the lightest reel to go with another 3 wt outfit. Purchased two of these, one for me and my son. I have a couple of the BBS1's and just like the feature of tightening the drag to keep the line tight to the rod when hiking in or in between holes. This is just a click reel and so drag is no issue for this outfit as I just wanted the light weight. It is well made and sharp looking. Even though spool is narrower than the BBS1, I do not notice any difference in fly line performance - I use high quality lines that are not prone to memory, so I cannot say that the narrow spool really makes a difference. Only 4 stars just because I want super light weight with a decent drag and really liked the BBS series - I own 6 of the BBS reels in 1-4 sizes and 7 spare spools. It was the best value in a machined reel with a decent drag from any manufacturer, ever. I do not know why Orvis would be so riduculous to discontinue it. I know it out sold their top end reels.