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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Galvan Torque

Does any bod have any experence with the Galvan Torque reels? Also, what is the warranty service like with Galvan?? Im trying to decide between a Loop Evotec 6-8 or a Galvan Torque 8 for a lighter switch rod and a couple of my singlehanders. Thanks for the help.
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Good reels and the folks at Galvan are second to none when it comes to warranty work.
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I have 3 Galvan Torques. T-8, T-9 and T-10. Wonderful reels, from Big freshwater fish to saltwater. I find them to balance well with my spey rods, and they do have accessory weights to add to the reel weight if need be for balance.

I have not had a need to check out the warrenty service, as they have been flawlessly bulletproof.

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I'm no expert, but I do like the Galvan reels I have. Here's a picture from yesterday.
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AK Flyboy, how to the accessory weights work for the reel. I have never heard of that. Thanks.
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There are two one oz weights that fit in a gap in the spools. They have a rubber lining on the outside to ensure they stay snug. Actually works very well.
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I have come to use Galvan Torque reels on all my spey rods going on two years now. Never a need for warranty service. The reels are very smooth, with good capacity and easy changing reel spools.

I use the T-10 on my 7 and 8 wt rods and the T-12 on my 9 and 10 wt rods. The weight kits are awesome to balance your rods.

Like the earlier picture, I like the clear (silver) color of the reels.

Although, I have not used the Torque reel on a single hand rod for salt water applications, I would not hesitate to spin off the spey line and throw on a saltwater line and be off fishing the flats.

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Customer service does not get any better! Period! Boni and Carmen Galvan even sent me a couple sets of bigger handles and counterweights from their larger reels so I could upgrade my R6 & T6 for use with gloves, for free!

Not only are the Torques great reels, you can get the spools in a variety of finishes to keep your different lines straight. I currently have four different T-8 spools in different colors.

As an added bonus, every Torque reel except the T-8/R-8, interchanges with the corresponding Galvan Rush model. I frequently use Rush spools on my Torque frames. The new dark red Torques with a matte black Rush spool look very nice. And the green torque is a perfect match in color for a Beulah switch rod or Sage Z-axis.

Absolutely great saltwater/steelhead reel that can pull spey duty with the added weights. On a switch rod they balance out just the way they are. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another, but I already have a T-4 up through T-12 with a couple duplicates and a mess of spools.
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Balance Weights

Who sells the balancing weights for the Torque reels. I am interested in these for my T14.

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for my single handed rods. fantastic reels, and whenever you call or email you talk to reel folks with real knowledge who truly help.
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As an added bonus, every Torque reel except the T-8/R-8, interchanges with the corresponding Galvan Rush model. I frequently use Rush spools on my Torque frames. The new dark red Torques with a matte black Rush spool look very nice. And the green torque is a perfect match in color for a Beulah switch rod or Sage Z-axis.
First post here. I came upon this thread doing a google search for torque/rush spool fitment as I was interested in getting a new spool for my Rush-8. I am going to have to disagree with you on the T-8/R-8 spool interchangability... I have a R-8 reel, and I just picked up a T-8 spool in the clear/silver finish, and it fits perfectly. And it looks freakin' sweet with the silver spool and the black frame!
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Thumbs up Galvan Torque.

Carmon Galvan sent me the Torque 16 for a mono running line Competition reel.
The reel matches up to my 15ft I-Spey very well.
I thought it would pendulum when I did a snake roll and such but this is not the case.
It's light weight takes care of this problem.
Surprisingly enough the reel with a full 11/12 95 ft Carron uncut and 250 yards of 30 Lb Dacron backing weighs in at 15.75 ounces.

My hat is off to the Galvan group for a fine quality reel.
New 18 Torque coming out with a even larger diameter spool.
Hum! Large diameter spool and mono running line means less bird’s nests.
Less bird's nests means less frustration for the caster.

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Can't say enough about their reels and service. Excellent, smooth, tough reels. T-series are outstanding reels. I damaged mine in a fall, sent it in and had it back, completely repaired, in less than a week - at no charge - even though it wasn't a warranty repair. Terrific, very responsive person on the phone made everything easy.

It's a family owned and operated company making reels in California, definitely worth supporting.
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