There has been a long and historically successful line of Battenkill reels through Orvis history. Simple, trouble free and at a reasonable price, they have been the ultimate in function and simplicity throughout the years. Welcome to the powerful, technologically advanced 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 the best-selling mid-arbor design. Underneath the mid arbor is the same sealed drag system found in the Hydros SL, incorporating six interacting carbon and stainless drag surfaces. The positive click 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.