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Orvis Battenkill Disc Reel · IV · Black Nickel

Orvis Battenkill Disc Reel · IV · Black Nickel

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Color: Black Nickel
Line weight
I (1-3 wt)
IV (7-9 wt)
III (5-7 wt)
II (3-5 wt)
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Product details

There has been a long and historically successful line of Battenkill reels through Orvis history. Simple, trouble free, and easily accessible in price-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 our best-selling mid-arbor design. Underneath that mid arbor is the same sealed drag system found in the Hydros SL incorporating six interacting carbon and stainless drag surfaces. Positive clicks drag is simple and easy to adjust. The reel is built of 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum with an ergonomic Delrin handle and changing from left to right hand retrieve is simple. In black nickel.


  • NEW generation of Battenkill Disc Reels!
  • NEW mid-arbor design
  • Technically superior sealed-drag based on the Hydros
  • Ported jewel finish
  • Battle-tested performance, remarkably accessible price
  • In sizes I through IV
  • Battenkill Disc I for line weights 1-3, 4.4 oz., 2¾" diameter
  • Battenkill Disc II for line weights 3-5, 4.6 oz., 3" diameter
  • Battenkill Disc III for line weights 5-7, 4.9 oz., 3¼" diameter
  • Battenkill Disc IV for line weights 7-9, 5.9 oz., 3½" diameter
Water type
Reel or Spool
Arbor size
Drag type
Reel Material
Aircraft aluminum
Reel weight (oz)
Yards backing
WF7: 225 yds./20lb, WF8: 225 yds./20lb, WF9: 225 yds./20lb
Reel diameter (in)
Fishing type
Reel width (in)
Expert product review
Fly Fishing Expert Danny Salinas
Review by Curated Expert Danny Salinas
The Orvis Battenkill Disc I Fly Reel is a lightweight, sealed drag, machined-aluminum reel at a great price with the durability to last a lifetime of fishing.
A fish hanging from a rod in a boat.
The Orvis Battenkill Disc I Fly Reel on a fly rod.
The Orvis Battenkill Disc I Fly Reel.
Orvis Battenkill Disc Reel · IV · Black Nickel
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Baily Dent
Baily Dent
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Fresh water or salt water fishing on 5-7 weight rods. Another classic 5-weight fly reel that Orvis has been producing for 70 years. This is another reel that will last you a lifetime with the classic trout reel styling. Super smooth drag system that is fully sealed when the spool is engaged. You just cannot go wrong with this reel for this price point.

Jake Vellinga
Jake Vellinga
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

The Orvis Battenkill Disc reel features the same drag and arbor system as higher-end models and is well-suited for trout streams and lakes alike! It is a 5-7 weight, so it will work well for trout (5wt) and bass/lake trout (7wt). With old-school looks, don't underestimate the Battenkill line of reels! This updated version features new internals taken from higher-end reels, all packaged into a classic look. Smooth drag and adjustability makes it easy to land any fish within its weight range!