- Weight: 4.5 oz
- Spool Diameter: 3.250 inches
- Spool Width: .850 inches
- Line weight + Yards of Dacron backing: 4 + 100 20#, 5 + 80 20#
Leland on Galvan Reels
These days it's rare when you call a company and you get a human on the other end of the line, let alone the owner; Galvan Fly Reels is an exception to this rule. Galvan has been making quality reels since 1994, and in that time they have made quite a name for themselves. Over the years, Galvan has developed a cult-like following, and it's no wonder why. When it comes to a high quality reel at a price that's easy to swallow, Galvan is your reel.
Galvan Fly Reels is located in Sonora California (right in the heart of great fishing country). The company is still run by it's founder Bonifacio Galvan and his wife Carmen. It is a true family business, currently all four Galvan children work with Mom and Dad. Moreover, their customer service is among the best in the business.
All Galvan reels are machined, from 6061 bar stock aluminum, at their shop in Sonora. The reels feature a fully ventilated one-sided frame, and a two-sided ported spool, the combination of which results in an extremely durable yet lightweight reel.
Besides the sturdy construction, Galvan reels are extremely durable and lightweight. They are also very easy to use. The spool release is literally as easy as pushing a button, and a large drag knob makes on the water adjustments a breeze.
All Galvan reels have a drag system that features a drag made of an Ertalyte TX disc that is self-lubricating as well as stainless plates that are supported by stainless steel bearings.
All Galvan reels have a lifetime warranty on parts and workmanship (provided the reel was bought from an authorized dealer).