Battenkill Reel

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


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.

  • Reviews

    Overall: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 86 reviews

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    81 of 86 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Excellence in simplicity - 7/28/2014

      Very nice classic design and well built. The reel sounds great with a running trout taking line. This reel adds good balance to my rod making all day casting a joy, just the right weight.

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      Battonkill 111 - 7/15/2014
      By: from MA.

      Great reel. Perfect for my Clearwater 765. Should last me a lifetime.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Just right - 7/5/2014
      By: from Santa Cruz, CA

      I purchased the Battenkill I reel and a 2 wt. Superfine Trout line for use with my 2 weight small creek rod. The reel came handed for left hand and backed and loaded with line. This setup is perfect for my little 2 wt rod, casts for distance and touch and is a great color for clear water situations and floats high. I am completely satisfied with my purchase.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      First time fly fishing - 6/23/2014

      Netted two 5 lb. rainbows today. I'm a rookie and this reel made it easy.

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    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      very good purchase - 6/3/2014
      By: from italy

      I bought two Battenkill reel (II - III) for the excellent value for money. no problem for the products received. but some delay in the second shipment.

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      Good value - 6/3/2014

      I have two of these, nice minimalist reels. Good value for the price and has held up well.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Great minimalist reel - 5/27/2014
      By: from Suffolk, VA

      This is a great lightweight reel, the simplistic four position drag system creates almost no potential for failure. The finish is very durable and the clicker has a great sound to it. The reel has an solid feel to it and is sure to last for years to come. Great reel for the price, you will not be disappointed.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Great reel - 5/22/2014
      By: from Kansas City, MO

      Put a BK 3 on a 5wt and it is awesome, I have handled some nice bass and 1lb gills with no problem.

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    • Battenkill Reel £89.00
    • Battenkill Reel - Extra Spool £49.00 - £55.00
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