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As the premier reel in the Galvan series, the Torque 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 was born
The unique Torque reel, the 4th series in creation, was the first
reel released with our 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 Torque 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.
The Torque is tough as nails and skillfully marries the technology of
the future with the tradition of the past.
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