Posts by Galvan Fly Reels

Equipment Maintenance and Care

FRESHWATER USE Galvan reels require very little cleaning and maintenance when used in freshwater. However, to keep your reel running smoothly we recommend an occasional wipe down of the spindle and a tiny drop of reel lube on the spindle. REGULAR SALTWATER USE By this we mean the reel has not been dunked. We recommend…

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Galvan Tension System

In 2013, Galvan Fly Reels introduced the ultra-lightweight Brookie reel and with it our proprietary version of the traditional click and pawl drag – the revolutionary new Galvan Tension System. The adjustable spool tension is made possible by Galvan’s new tension plunger which is backed by a silicone spring and adjustable set screw in place…

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L.A.D

L.A.D. stands for Large Arbor Design. The first fly reels were manufactured with small arbor spools and therefore some old-school fly fishermen have an affinity for them. We make up for that small arbor mentality with traditional look and feel. For us the retrieval rate of the large arbor reel is crucial to removing slack…

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Maximum Porting

By porting all of our reels to the maximum strength-to-weight ratio, they strike a precise balance between feather-light weight and tough-as-nails durability. With intelligent CAD blueprinting and innovative machining, we cut away every gram of excess weight while leaving enough skeleton for maximum strength and durability. In the new era of technology, heavy does not…

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low-cof

There are many reasons a leader or tippet can break. A jerky drag should not be one of them. Galvan reels feel smooth both when a fish is taking line as well as when line is retrieved. This is a result of the reel having a very low startup inertia, which is low coefficient friction…

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EZ Grab

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. All five of our contoured Delrin® handles are large and easy to grab and crank on. One does not need to look down…

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microTune

Galvan microTune 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 during a fight. Our large drag knobs are regarded as the top of their class, not just for their size and comfort but also…

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P.B.R.

The Galvan push button spool release mechanism is intuitively simplistic and elegantly efficient. Spool removal is literally a snap. With a slight press of the button the spool pops off the frame and with a slight click a new spool is ready in place. No tools are necessary to remove the spool from the reel…

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ЯRetrieve

As Boni Galvan began to incorporate new technology into his reels, the transition, from a clutch, in the earlier versions of our reels, to a pawl in current models, vastly improved drag engagement. This transition also made switching from left to right hand retrieve more efficient than it has ever been before and is Galvan’s…

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6061

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.

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