Orvis large arbor Battenkill Reel

Orvis large arbor Battenkill Reel

Orvis Large Arbor Battenkill Reel is a revamping of Orvis's tried-and-true best-seller, the 'Battenkill.' But it's a fairly severe overhaul: Though still a fully machined-aluminum reel, it has a new large arbor which gives it faster line pickup (10.5 inches per crank for the smallest 3/4-weight line size to 12.5 inches per crank for the 9/10-weight line size); its spools are quick-change; and the drag is a convenient disc type. Four sizes are available: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10. ($185-$240, depending on size; 800-541-3541)