The Torque drag system is the backbone of the Galvan line of reels and widely recognized for its smooth reliable action and subdued, unobtrusive single pawl click that is nicely muted and unobtrusive.
Contoured counter balance Our contoured, machined counter-balance weights add a nice accent to the reel’s design and blend aesthetically with its symmetry.
Corrosion resistant and saltwater safe All of our reels and spools are type 2 anodized and incorporate minimal material points of contact making them corrosion resistant and saltwater safe.
Aluminum All of our reels and spools are impeccably machined from T6 solid bar stock aircraft grade aluminum. T6 is a class of 6061 aluminum that is tempered to significantly increase its strength.
Reversible Retrieve As Galvan began to incorporate new technology into our reels, the transition, from a clutch, in the earlier versions of our reels, to a pawl vastly improved drag engagement.
Push Button Spool Release Spool removal is literally a snap. With a slight press of the button the spool pops right off and with a slight click a new spool is ready in place.
Drag Adjustment enables quick, precise adjustments to your drag when playing a hot fish. A large and easy-to-grip drag knob can prove essential in trying to manage drag resistance mid-fight.
Large Handle Like every part of our reels, handle design is important to us. Through our years of research and development we know that handles with a concave or outward taper perform the best.
Low Startup Inertia There are many reasons a leader or tippet can break. Jerky drag should not be one of them. Galvan reels feel smooth both on letting out and retrieving the line.
Ported to the maximum, strength-weight-ratio By porting all of our reels to the maximum strength-to-weight ratio they strike a precise balance between feather light and tough as nails.
Large Arbor Design The first fly reels were made with small arbor spools and therefore some old-school fly fishermen have an affinity towards them. We make up for that small arbor mentality with traditional look and feel.
Galvan Tension System In 2013, Galvan reels introduced the ultra-lightweight Brookie reel and with it our proprietary version of the traditional click-pawl drag, the revolutionary new Galvan Tension System.