Aaron (Pennsylvania) | February 1st, 2021
I have several Battenkill reels that I use for trout. They are great reels for the money and are very durable. It took be a little while to get used to the "clicker" the first time I used it, but I don't even notice the noise anymore.
Logan Thomas (IN) | October 29th, 2020
I love the simplicity and the tradition of this reel. There is no drag to break so it is far more reliable. The traditional look and feel is very enjoyable. This reel is very durable because I have fallen on multiple rocks with it and it barely had a scratch. It is a bit loud but if you enjoy clicker reels this is a great option.
Logan Thomas (Indiana) | August 16th, 2020
Makes a great brook trout reel. It is simple and classic. I enjoy the metallic feel of the "clicker"
Joe (Missouri) | August 12th, 2020
Nice reel for a great price. Orvis makes great products that won't break the bank. Shipping was faster than expected. Overall a great experience ordering from reelflyrod.com.
MB (CO) | July 20th, 2020
Excellent quality reel. Great price. Light, small, smooth, superb sound, and awesome look. Fits perfectly on my SAGE Sonic 6wt and feels extremely balanced. Quick shipping and rewards from RFR keeps me coming back to shop here.
David Williams (New Mexico) | June 25th, 2020
Great reel for the money. Well made. Very smooth action. Can't wait to try it out on some large trout at Vermejo Park Ranch.
Quinn Harper (New Hampshire) | May 5th, 2020
This was the reel I bought for my first fly fishing outfit, which has travelled with me from Alaska to Patagonia. The Battenkill reel has held up to large trout in Wyoming and is small and light enough to bring backpacking into the Yellowstone backcountry. A great, well balanced, and good looking reel!
Shawn (Alabama) | April 23rd, 2020
I love click pawl reels and have been wanting to try the battenkill and I'm glad I did. It worked out great with a glass rod I just got and I can't wait to put a big fish o it that takes some line. I think these are my new favorite over the medalist reels!
Trey (FL) | January 10th, 2020
I wanted something reliable and small for my 4wt glass rod. This reel is a perfect match. Stores plenty of backing with DT4 line and looks great doing it!
Ian Linfoot (Australia) | October 9th, 2019
Fishing for trout a reel is really just a line holder. This reel looks great and balances nicely on modern rods. If you need a little more drag simply palm the reel. This reel has worked well for fighting 20+ inch cutthroat in BC and 20+ inch brown trout in NZ, i'm not sure why you would need anything more for trout fishing.