Orvis Battenkill Disc Fly Reel

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The Battenkill reel series from Orvis has been around almost since the company’s inception. Named after the Battenkill River that runs through Manchester Vermont, this reel is made to be affordable and high-performing. With models from a 1wt all the way up to an 11wt this reel has a model for any angling scenario. Plus, the Battenkill Disc has a sealed disc drag system that makes it both strong and highly functional. If you’re looking for a quality reel in the entry-level price range, the Battenkill Disc is one of the best.



Modern Battenkill Technology - The Battenkill has been around for many years and has gone through many iterations. The current Battenkill Disc Reel maintains the original simplicity of the original reel models while adding modern tech when needed. The drag system has been redone and the finishing is top-notch on these new reels. The reels are machined for improved durability. Orvis has totally redesigned the Battenkill but kept the price low to make this a great choice for any angler.



Ported Jewel Finish - The Battenkill’s ported jewel finish harkens back to the Battenkill reels of old. This finish gives the reel a retro aesthetic while keeping it structurally strong and soundly durable.



6061 T6 Aluminum - The Battenkill’s rugged design is built on 6061 T6 aluminum, some of the strongest most lightweight aluminum that exists. The Battenkill is built to be strong and durable and this aluminum is a large reason for its bombproof design.



Sealed Disc Drag - This version of the Battenkill, the ‘Disc’ version, has a sealed disc drag for increased fish-fighting capabilities. If you prefer a click-and-pawl design, check out the other version of the Battenkill. This reel’s drag system works well for Bass, Pike, Permit, Tarpon, and more.

Carbon and Stainless Steel - Carbon and stainless steel make the Battenkill’s drag solid and maintenance-free. The drag maintains quality line-stopping capabilities and close to zero start-up inertia regardless of wear and tear and hardcore use.


Arbor Size

Mid-Arbor - A mid-arbor design allows the Battenkill Disc to maintain it’s trout reel feel while allowing increased backing capacity for larger target species. This arbor design makes the Battenkill Disc incredibly versatile and highly efficient.



Orvis Lifetime Warranty - The Orvis Lifetime Warranty covers all reels against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. The warranty does not cover accidental breakage, breakage from abuse, or excessive wear and tear. As of September 2019, Orvis charges a $30 processing fee for all fly reels sent to be repaired/warrantied.


More Info

Best for: Allwater, Saltwater


Arbor Size: Mid-Arbor


Reel ModelDiameterWeightArbor SizeDrag TypeCapacityLine WeightColorPrice 
IV Spey3.75"8.9MidDisc7Black$229.00
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