Win a Battenkill Disc Reel in Our Latest Giveaway!


In 1874, Charles F. Orvis introduced the world’s first ventilated, narrow-spool fly reel to be mounted upright, which was the prototype for pretty much all modern fly reels. So we take reels pretty seriously around here. The launch of the new Battenkill Disc Reels represents the next leap forward for this venerable series, which goes back to the 1960s, and we’re celebrating by giving one away! 

Here’s how the contest works: All you have to do is click the “Answer a Question” bar in the widget below to tell us where you would first use your new reel. One lucky winner will be able to choose from among the seven Battenkill Disc models—from a size I, which will fit a 1- to 3-weight rod, to a size V SPEY, which will handle the biggest salmon and steelhead.

If you’d like to double your chances of winning, subscribe to the Orvis Mailing list, too, using the same widget.


The contest runs through Sunday, November 27, and one winner will be chosen at random to receive the Battenkill Disc Reel of his or her choice.

Click here for the full contest rules.

The sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the USA who are 18 or older. (We apologize to our readers in Canada and overseas; Click here for an explanation of why we have to do this..)

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33 thoughts on “Win a Battenkill Disc Reel in Our Latest Giveaway!”

  1. I desperately need a 5 wt reel. (and rod for that matter) so I can learn to fly cast and fish the streams in the black hills on vacation next year.

  2. I’d use that lovely reel on a stream that’s an easy drive from NYC like the Ramapo or the Croton…stalking elusive winter trout…

  3. I would first use the reel at one of the remote tarns up in the mountains of the English Lake District. A superb place to catch wild brown trout in spectacular scenery

  4. I would like to add this reel to fish the South Platte or Colorado Rivers here in Colorado. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  5. Oh I would love one as I have my grandfathers original Battenkill reels on an Orvis Bamboo that I still use on Silver Creek, Idaho

  6. My Husband and I use to fish all the time ,it was a family day my husband would fish while i played with the kids and set out a picnic lunch my son or daughter would go tell their dad when lunch was ready then after we were done my mother or sister would watch the kids as the smallest naped and the older ones played so that I could go fishing with my husband ,them are some of my best memories

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