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At Galvan, our fly reels are the result of 20 years of dedicated design and innovation. More than that, they are part of an ongoing tradition of family-run business, American-made products, and time-honored craftsmanship built into every reel we make. The industry has changed a lot in our time, but it’s what hasn’t changed that makes us who we are.Our founder Bonifacio Galvan believed that superior quality and value should coincide. He made the first Galvan Fly Reels to last a lifetime. Two decades and many reels later, that vision remains unchanged. Today, all Galvan fly reels are designed, manufactured, and assembled here in the USA –still to last a lifetime – and the Galvan Family does it all.
Our pride in the manufacturing process and passion for the sport have earned us a reputation for excellence. Every Galvan fly reel is a testament to innovation and uncompromising craftsmanship, pairing the latest materials with a lasting commitment to quality. In an industry where technology often overshadows tradition, we believe you need a bit of both to succeed.
Over the past twenty years, Galvan Fly Reels have established a well-earned reputation for quality, smoothness, reliability and stunning looks. Bonifacio Galvan continues striving to produce reels of exceptional value and quality, reels that have garnered a growing following among dedicated fly anglers. One of the ways he has done this is by keeping the entire process, from blueprint to construction, in-house. That’s right, Galvan Reels are 100% designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA by the Galvan Family in Sonora California.Boni Galvan started Galvan Reels working after hours and weekends out of his garage on one manual lathe and one manual mill making 8-10 reels a month. We have a lot more machines now but our work ethic is the same as it has always been.
The words made in the USA is more than a side effect of quality control, it is a deep-rooted sense of pride. To the Galvan’s it means economic growth. It means manufacturing and buying products made in the USA to keep jobs here in America. In a day and age where it is always cheaper to make things somewhere else the Galvan Team is proud to help keep our economy rolling.
As a small family-run business, each Galvan family employee takes pride in making sure every part and every process meets the highest specifications to ensure quality and precision craftsmanship in every step of manufacturing a reel. Precise tolerances are not just a requirement but an obsession and are anywhere from three ten thousandths (.0003) to two thousandths (.002) depending on the part.Boni Galvan still takes part in every aspect of production from product research and development to computer programming and from machine setup to operation. However, like every member of the Galvan team, he plays any role needed when necessary. All the materials chosen to go into Galvan reels are based on their specific properties and functions while taking into account wear resistance, heat resistance, thermal stability, high-pressure velocity, chemical resistance, and a very low coefficient of friction.
The Galvan Fly Reels are machined to the highest specifications with the most current technology while remaining true to the best traditions of the past. The pride of ownership each Galvan reel owner has is the same pride of ownership that the Galvan family has of their operation. At Galvan there is no 9-5 work day. This is our life and we put into it what we must. Mixing classic styling with contemporary design and materials, Galvan Fly Reels continue to help redefine modern fly reel construction.