Orvis® Battenkill™ Bar Stock Fly Reels
- 20% lighter than legendary original Battenkill reels
- Machined from bar stock 6262-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum for durability and low weight
- Titanium finishes are more durable than the painted finish on die-cast reels
- Stainless steel gearing is durable and virtually maintenance-free
- Adjustable Rulon offset disc drag mechanism
- Easy switching from right-hand to left-hand operation
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ang1987 Great looking reel Im still new to fly fishing and i did a lot of research on fly reel's. This fly feel is great, a wonderful low price reel from Orvis. The drag feel's great, it's very light weight, and it look's attractive. I matched my with a Orvis Clearwater rod 7'6'' 5wt, mid flex couldn't ask for nothing better for being my 1st combo. February 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by blove7 Great little reel Used this reel on my little 2 wt TFO rod last weekend and absolutely loved it! Even hauled in a 15 inch rainbow...would highly recommend this reel. I have a 5 wt in the same model...and will probably own a few more in my lifetime. June 25, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyFishinFool Battenkill Barstock is a GREAT reel I have three of the Battenkill Barstock (BBS) reels that I have been using for 7 years. The BBS reels are a great reel, light in weight and bullet-proof in durability. Because they are so light they balance wonderfully on light weight rods. I have a BBS-II on an 8'6" 3-wt rod, and I have two of the BBS-III reels on 9' 4-wt rods (the slightly larger BBS-III reel balanced the longer rods better than the BBS-II). Although the reels have only a simple pawl-type drag, it works very well - one of the few examples where simple is superb. If you would have a problem, the Orvis warranty is also simple - they will refund your money on any purchase that isn't 100% satisfactory; anytime, for any reason. You can't get much better than that! If you want a very lightweight, durable and attractive reel; take a good look at the Orvis BBS. They are really sweet! February 20, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Myflyisdown What a drag Great looking reel, very light and durable. My biggest problem is the drag. Over a period of time, the drag setting loosens while in use. I find myself constantly checking the drag during a day on the water. For 1-3 weight rods this might not be a problem. I've paired it with a Helios 5 wt and ended up switching to a Ross Evolution. May 14, 2009
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A:Standard (old school) arbor. Not mid arbor or large arbor
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