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Post 02 Jul 2020, 09:37 • #1 
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I am a bit confused as I thought that the IV and V were also available in Click and Pawl but have only found them with Disc Drags.
Were they ever sold as C&P and if not is there an equivalent BFG, Hardy, Young or similar?


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 17:41 • #2 
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The Young-made Battenkills came in a range of sizes, beginning at Flyweight (2-1/2" narrow) and ending at Welterweight (3-1/2" MW).
The Lightweight-W is a 3-1/4" MW, the only reel in this size Young made, and probably the best DT5 reel ever made.
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Then there were the Hardy-made magnesium Battenkill Mk - they definitely made a MkIV


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 18:50 • #3 
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If you’re looking at new orvis reels, the click pawl only goes up to the Battenkill III. I use mine on anew Fenwick fenglass, the 71/2’ five wgt.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 19:16 • #4 
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The (Orvis-owned) BFR-made Battenkill line included a full range before they ever made a disc drag Battenkill.
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Post 02 Jul 2020, 19:44 • #5 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
The Young-made Battenkills came in a range of sizes, beginning at Flyweight (2-1/2" narrow) and ending at Welterweight (3-1/2" MW).
The Lightweight-W is a 3-1/4" MW, the only reel in this size Young made, and probably the best DT5 reel ever made.
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Then there were the Hardy-made magnesium Battenkill Mk - they definitely made a MkIV


Very Classy looking.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 22:57 • #6 
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I am using an old Wye on one rod and Martin Cississ on another and I love them. they do all that is required. but they don't take my breath away when looking at them.

Is there a consensus that the Barrenkill III work best with 5,6 wt rods? I guess that is an open-ended question......When you see these being used are they most often in this range?


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 09:19 • #7 
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The Battenkill III is a 5 wgt reel, I would not go longer than 71/2’ in a glass rod or it won’t balance the rod.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 23:31 • #8 
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Thanks Ark. I was hoping to hear someone say it.


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