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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 Galvan Torque Fly Reel is composed of stainless steel and a state-of-the-art, heat- and wear-resistant thermoplastic unlike anything else on the reel market. The 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. The Galvan Torque comes in a wide color selection as well including Black, Burnt Orange, Clear, Green and Blue.

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.


Average Rating:
(based on 15 reviews)

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by John
on 9/22/2020
Best ever Fly Reel
I have been fishing T-5 reel for many years (including a couple days landing those big rainbows on the North Platte) and it is outstanding in every respect. Smooth reliable drag, easily adjustable; durable quality, great fit and feel. I have an extra reel for switching to my 6-weight as well. This is a lifetime investment and well worth the price. U.S. made as well.
by Eric
on 4/29/2020
Great reel, great service
Bought this reel per suggestion of a friend, and I am very happy with it. Light, smooth, and just a beautiful reel. Especially appreciated it coming loaded with Dacron over braid backing as part of the price. Thank you!
by Andrew
on 8/7/2019
Great reel, great service!
Bought this for a new custom fly rod based on various excellent reviews, both by consumers and professional publications, and i'm very satisfied. Silky drag, very high quality build! Platte River didn't have the color I wanted in stock, but they contacted Galvan and had them expedite shipping to me directly so I'd have it for an upcoming trip. They included the fly line so I'd be ready to go. Great experience and I'll be a repeat customer.
by Richard
on 1/2/2019
Outstanding Quality
I just purchased the Galvan Torque fly reel #6. I did a lot of research on fly reels primarily used for trout and other fresh water fish. I wanted a large arbor to improve retrieve speed and a great drag for large fish. Without question, the Galvan came to the top as a recommendation from various fly shops and available information. It is light, beautifully constructed and it has an outstanding drag. I bought the burnt orange and it looks great with my Sage rod. Platte River also put backing and line on it at no charge.
by Rich Griswold
on 1/29/2018
Galvan Torque 5
I have not had a chance to use my new Galvan Torque 5. However, the looks and feel are great. I intend to use it on the beach here in San Diego County to fish for corbina and spotfin croaker. I will take it to Northern California to fish freshwater with my son. I'll keep you posted regarding my anticipated success. I'm sure the reel will work flawlessly as advertised!
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