Orvis Battenkill IV Disc Drag Fly Reel- There has been a long and historically successful line of Battenkill reels through Orvis' history. Simple, trouble free, and easily accessible in price. This reel has offerred the ultimate in function and simplicity throughout the years. Welcome to the powerful, technologically advanced, and yet still accessible new generation of Battenkill reels. This latest Battenkill Disc version is true to its heritage in looks and performance, but updated with the latest in design improvements and a significantly more powerful drag. The porting and finish pay unmistakable homage to the Battenkills of the past, but this reel incorporates Orvis' best-selling mid-arbor design. Underneath that mid arbor is the same sealed drag system found in the Hydros SL which incorporates six interacting carbon and stainless drag surfaces. The positive click drag is simple and easy to adjust. The reel is built of 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum with an ergonomic Delrin handle. Changing from left to right hand retrieve is simple. In black nickel. Imported.
- Orvis Battenkill IV Disc Drag Fly Reel for line weights 7-9, 5.9 oz., 3½" diameter
Posted by Lou Torres on 18th Mar 2017
This reel replaced the Access and has done a very good job of it. The drag is just a little smoother than the Access and the knob has a more positive feel. It is very light and I also like the more classic styling. Modern performance in an old school dress.