Galvan Rush Fly Fishing Reel
    • Galvan Rush Fly Fishing Reel

    GALVAN Rush Fly Fishing Reel


    The mid-priced, high-performance GALVAN Rush Fly Reel has all the technological features of its Torque counterpart, while capturing the essence of the original Rush series reels.

    Galvan Rush Fly Fishing Reel

    GALVAN Rush Fly



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    Fly Fishing Reel GALVAN Rush

    Originally created in 2005, the Rush Series reels.quickly garnered a following among discerning anglers. We listened to these anglers and in 2012 we reduced the reel’s weight and modified the look, giving it some of the features of our revered OB reel. We altered the porting pattern on the spool face and opened up the back of the frame to our recognized, open back, tri-spoke design.

    These changes reduced the weight, sharpened the appearance and maintained the ruggedness the original Rush Series reels were valued for. This ruggedness and durable construction is the most prominent feature of the Rush Light. It can take one beating after another and continue to perform with flawless reliability. Whether it’s the one reel you buy for life, the reel you use to guide clients, or the reel in the quiver of the hardest core anglers, the Rush Light does not disappoint in form or function.

    While maintaining the traditional look and feel of the Rush, with the Rush Light we were able to minimize the machining and handwork involved, keeping costs down and in turn passing on that value to the customer, while maintaining the quality that has been a hallmark of the Galvan tradition from day one. Whether pulling in big rainbows in Alaska or playing goldens in the lower Sierra Nevadas the Rush Light is the perfect blend of quality, durability and pleasing aesthetics.

    Built with the same inner components, technical features and materials the Torque Series reels have been recognized for, the Rush Light offers top-of-the-line performance and reliability at a mid-line price.


    All Galvan Fly Reels and Spools are impeccably machined from T6 solid bar stock, aircraft grade aluminum. T6 is a class of 6061 aluminum that is tempered to significantly increase its strength.


    L.A.D. stands for Large Arbor Design. The first fly reels were manufactured with small arbor spools and therefore some old-school fly fishermen have an affinity for them. We make up for that small arbor mentality with traditional look and feel.

    For us the retrieval rate of the large arbor reel is crucial to removing slack line between the angler and a running fish. For that reason all of our reels incorporate a true large arbor design. With its proven advantage of maximum line retrieval, for us there is only one choice.

    Low – COF

    There are many reasons a leader or tippet can break. A jerky drag should not be one of them. Galvan Fly Reels feel smooth both when a fish is taking line as well as when line is retrieved. This is a result of the reel having a very low startup inertia, which is low coefficient friction or the “transition from nothing to something, or no fish to fish on”.

    With Galvan reels that transition is non-hesitant and smooth regardless of the drag setting. Low inertia on startup is intended to save light tippets, relative to the size of the outfit you are using and the size fish you are hunting. A lower startup inertia could possibly mean higher hook set and percentages of fish landed. This startup inertia on a Galvan reels is imperceptibly smooth because if your drag engages too suddenly and hesitates just a fraction on the fish’s first run, you can end up with a snapped tippet.


    Galvan MicroTune drag adjustment enables quick, precise adjustments to your drag when playing a hot fish. A large and easy-to-grip drag knob can prove essential in trying to manage drag resistance during a fight. Our large drag knobs are regarded as the top of their class, not just for their size and comfort but also for providing the most precise, super-fine drag adjustment on the market.

    The MicroTune adjustment system has a single ball bearing which hits small divots machined into the reel’s frame, holding the desired drag setting securely in position. The pleasantly noticeable divots allow the finest incremental tuning when setting your drag and reduce the likelihood of accidental adjustment while fighting a fish.


    The Galvan push button spool release mechanism is intuitively simplistic and elegantly efficient. Spool removal is literally a snap. With a slight press of the button the spool pops off the frame and with a slight click a new spool is ready in place. No tools are necessary to remove the spool from the reel frame and there are no parts to lose during the process. Whether switching from a 3wt to a 4wt on the river, or from floating to sinking line on the lake, swapping out Galvan spools is simplicity itself.

    Torque Drag System

    The Torque drag system is the backbone of the Galvan line of reels and widely recognized for its smooth reliable action and subdued, unobtrusive single pawl click. It has an audible click as line is both pulled from, and retrieved by, our reels, indicating to the angler possible subtle adjustments that need to be made on the go. Although based on the compression disc drags of our original reels, the new smooth and reliable, state-of-the-art thermoplastic and carbon fiber disc drag requires minimal lubrication and virtually no maintenance.

    There are no ball bearings. Instead, a maintenance free, self-lubricating, HPV (high pressure velocity), hi-tech plastic bushing allows the spool near-frictionless rotation. Humidity will not affect its performance, nor will rain, salt spray or dunking while wading.

    From 2021 is a 3 pawl drag engagement that provides ultimate drag strength and rotation. As the size of the reel increases, so the size of the drag surface increases. The Torque drag system by Galvan is arguably the best drag system available today.


    Our contoured, machined counter-balance weights add a nice accent to the reel’s design and blend aesthetically with its symmetry. Functionally the weight of the counter-balance is perfectly measured to precisely match the weight of the handle for smooth spool retrieval and wobble-free rotation.

    All of our reels and spools are Type T2 anodized and incorporate minimal material points of contact making them corrosion resistant and saltwater safe. As a result, the aluminum oxide layer provides Galvan reels with supreme wear and corrosion protection. Additionally, by limiting the metal materials in contact with each other we make it more difficult to wear away this anodizing, limiting electrolysis and corrosion.

    In addition to the Type 2 anodizing process and minimal points of contact, the thermoplastics we use in the drag disc and spool bushing continue to protect from weather and wear. The anodization is flawless and the reels come in several vibrant colors at no extra cost.


    As Boni Galvan began to incorporate new technology into his reels, the transition, from a clutch, in the earlier versions of our reels, to a pawl in current models, vastly improved drag engagement. This transition also made switching from left to right hand retrieve more efficient than it has ever been before and is Galvan’s take on the reversible retrieve system.

    Our reels use fewer, much stronger parts to simplify the process and enable changing the direction of line retrieve without the use of any tools. It’s as easy as inverting the pawl, which is held in place by a stainless steel retention ring.

    • 6061
    • L.A.D.
    • Low – COF
    • MicroTune
    • PBR
    • Torque Drag System
    • TruBalance
    • Яretrieve
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