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    FYI Package Deal

    Hey guys I just stumbled on an excellent deal while shopping online for Christmas and thought I would share it with everyone here at NEFF. Blue Ribbon Flies in Montana is offering a package deal on a Battenkill Disc drag reel with backing, fly line, and leader for about 100 bucks. These reels arenít made by Orvis if I am correct House of Hard makes them I think you get a lot of bang for your buck with this package but could be wrong. Lets argue the link is below

    Link for Blue Ribbon Flies Sale


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    I have a Battenkill 5/6, it is a nice reel and very durable. They are made in the UK, but I was under the impression the Orvis actually had a manufacturing facility there, not that the reel was a private label subcontracted product. I could very well be wrong, it would not be the first time!

    Mine has seen many years of use - the reel alone cost me $100, so with backing, line & leader it seems to be a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    They are made in the UK, but I was under the impression the Orvis actually had a manufacturing facility there, not that the reel was a private label subcontracted product. I could very well be wrong, it would not be the first time.
    I also have a Battenkill 5/6 that I got from Orvis (I don't know if this has any relevance to your discussion). Anyhow, I happen to feel it is a pretty good reel (for the money), mainly because I have beaten the hell out it (there a quite a few nicks in it from various spills I have taken ), and it works just as well as it did the first day I used it--it is pretty durable. Also, as a reel I only have used for trout, I can say that it has a pretty smooth drag and has handled every caught fish with ease. I paid $100 for the reel and $40 for an extra spool (I use it on both my 4wt and 5 wt); so if we are all talking about the same reel, I would say the abovemetioned deal seems pretty good.

    What kind of line comes with the reel?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thewylie
    These reels arenít made by Orvis if I am correct House of Hard makes them
    Wylie, Battenkill = your Orvis Buddies....
    NOT Hardy.....

    quote from tag line: " Orvis Battenkill 5/6 Disc with Line *Special Price*"

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    However, Hardy Makes the reel for them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rford
    However, Hardy Makes the reel for them...
    Cortland owns Hardy, who knows where they are made? They could be made right here in Korea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight Louper
    Cortland owns Hardy, who knows where they are made? They could be made right here in Korea.
    So thus far we know the Orvis Battenkill is made for Orvis by Hardy in the UK which is owned by Cortland...

    So what? It is still a good reel. I like the Teton Tiogas better & for the same money, just because I like the overall look, feel, drag & drag knob more.

    The point was a $100 dollar reel for $99 with free backing, line, and leader is still a good deal - if you like Rio line.

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