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Item #: Galvan Torque Fly Reel
Our Price: $345.00

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Galvan Torque Large Arbor Fly Reel

The revised Galvan Torque fly reel now comes in a multitude of colors and has a rounded spool and frame rims, to the contoured counter balance, to the uniquely designed cutouts on the spool, frame, and drag knob, to the innovative new drag system. The drag system for the Torque is composed of stainless steel and a state-of-the-art, heat- and wear-resistant thermoplastic unlike anything else on the reel market. The Galvan Torque fly reel is completely salt water safe, and will continue to perform flawlessly under the harshest conditions from the flats and the blue water to the mountain streams and the coastal rivers.

As the premier reel in the Galvan series, the Torque Fly Reel represents the culmination of a lifetime of fly-fishing and passion for reel design. Simply stated, it represents the very best of modern fly reel architecture. The Torque was created because Boni wanted to create a revolutionary reel with more sufficient drag system than was presently available on the market and it had to be sexy. Thus the Torque Fly Reel was born

The unique Torque fly reel, the 4th series in creation, was the first reel released with our Galvan Torque drag system, which is now employed in all of our reels. Its inception was in late 2002 with prototypes coming to life in 2003. After being tested, retested and modified it was finally released to the public in 2004. It immediately won the 2004 Editors choice in Fly Fish America and was ranked #3 in the recent 8-weight reel shootout, beating out all other reels in function and price (link). Its original style and unique porting has solidified Galvan’s reputation as a leading innovator in the industry.

The visually striking appearance of the Galvan Torque Fly Reel is a result of the unique cutouts on the frame, spool, drag knob and foot. This design is not only aesthetic but also structural as it significantly reduces the weight of the reel while maintaining strength and increasing rigidity .The rounded rims on both spool and frame enhance durability to better withstand impact during extreme angling conditions.

From first glance, the hand is drawn to the reel and from the first crank of the contoured counter balance spool, the quality becomes apparent: efficiency and simplicity driven by function. In this case, less is more and cost is no exception as the Torque retails at half the price of reels in its class.

The Torque is saltwater safe, and will perform flawlessly under the harshest conditions. From remote alpine lakes to the saltwater flats the highly ventilated spool and frame balance nicely with the lightest of todays fly rods yet still compliments a modern big game saltwater stick. Tough as nails and skillfully marries the technology of the future with the tradition of the past you need a Galvan Torque Fly Reel.


Galvan Torque Fly Reel Specs 
Model & Diameter
Spool Width
Line Weights
Galvan Torque-3 (3.0)
Galvan Torque-4 (3.25)
4.5 oz
Galvan Torque-5 (3.5)
4.8 oz
Galvan Torque-6 (3.75)
5.2 oz
Galvan Torque-7 (3.875)
6.3 oz
Galvan Torque-8 (4.0)
7.6 oz
Galvan Torque-9 (4.125)
7.9 oz
Galvan Torque-10 (4.25)
8.2 oz
Galvan Torque-12 (4.5)
8.6 oz

Torquemoment, or moment of force (see the terminology below) is the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis, fulcrum, or pivot. Just as a force is a push or a pull, a torque can be thought of as a twist to an object. Mathematically, torque is defined as the cross product of the lever-arm distance vector and the force vector, which tends to produce rotation.

About Galvan Fly Reels

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 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.


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by David
on 9/2/2017
Excellent Reel and Excellent Customer Service
Excellent reel. Very easy to handle and balances well with my pole. Spools are easy to change out which is great if you are changing line for different fishing scenarios. Very importantly, the customer service here is great. They set me up and delivered my poles, reels and other fly fishing accessories in time before my trip. Great place to shop!
by Cuong
on 7/13/2016
galvan torque's ugly duckling to swan
this galvan torque (t-5) is perfect for my #6 rod for panfish, trout or smallmouth bass. why galvan torque? why not abel super series, hatch 5+, lamson speedster series or nautilus “x”? 1). drag knob is easy to micro-tune drag adjustment starting from 1 pound up (trout) plus max drag up to 15 pounds (come in handy to except the unexception of catching bigmouth bass or north pike). 2). push button spool release is simple pleasure friendly for me to switch the second spool. 3). arbor design looked funny in the picture on website. but i received the reel in person, it turned to become from ugly duckling to swan in my hand. it has helped with drying backing more quickly plus the maximum strength-to-weight ratio. 4). smooth feeling is easy to grab and crank on & to counter-balance weigth for wobble-free rotation. it’s corrosion resistant & saltwater safe. 5). my x-mas wish list is having another galvan torque (t-10) reel for bigmouth bass, north pike, musky, steelhead and salmon.
by Boris K.
on 4/28/2010
Galvan Torque
I presented my wife with a Galvan Torque reel for her 6 weight Winston BIIx rod. After playing and landing many huge rainbows and browns on our guided drifts down the North Platte, she will use no other reel. She loves it and considers it her "river jewelry." We plan to fish for steelhead this year and you can guess which reel she wants!
by Mark
on 3/28/2010
Galvan Torque Fly Reels
I've used the Galvan Torque for trout to billfish for the past 7 years. One of the finest fly reel and drag systems I've ever used and I highly recommend it to anyone headed for big game species. None of the reels I've used in the salt show any signs of corrosion and in the same shape the day I bought them. Capt. Mark Boname
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