Galvan’s flagship saltwater reel, the Grip, is a powerhouse, simply put. This reel is rugged, durable, and high-performing with an incredibly strong drag system and a big game handle for fighting the largest fish in the ocean. This reel includes technology we’ve come to love from Galvan’s other reels in a beefed-up version. If you’re an avid saltwater angler and you’re fanatical about chasing the world’s largest fish around, this is the reel for you.
Designed for the Most Extreme Conditions - The Grip is designed for rugged environments where saltwater exposure and extreme weathering are common. The reel’s fully sealed drag system is strong and durable for lasting saltwater performance. The reel also features maximum porting, 6061 aluminum, and a T2 anodized finish for saltwater reliability when it matters most.
Type T2 Anodized Finish - The Grip is finished with Type T2 anodizing that incorporates minimal materials points of contact which makes the reel extremely corrosion resistant and saltwater safe. The anodizing also allows Galvan to make the Grip in a couple of different colors to cater to any angler.
Machined 6061 Aluminum - The Grip is built with machined 6061 Aluminum which has a few benefits. 6061 aluminum is both abrasion-resistant and corrosion-resistant. If you happen to drop or ding your reel, machined aluminum resists corrosion even when abraded. This type of aluminum is commonly used in aircraft and boat/automotive construction and contributes to the lightweight, durable build of the Grip.
Type - The Grip functions on Galvan’s well-known Torque Drag System. The Grip drag system, unlike other reels in the Galvan lineup, has 2 hybrid ceramic ball bearings and even more carbon fiber incorporated into the drag system for increased strength and durability.
Materials - The disc drag system on the Grip is made with smooth state-of-the-art thermoplastic and carbon fiber discs that require virtually no maintenance. These discs are durable and made to last for the lifetime of the reel.
Large Arbor - The large arbor of the Grip increases line pickup and helps anglers fight the largest saltwater fish. Most contemporary fly reels are made with a large arbor design to allow anglers to pick up as much line as possible with as little work as possible.
Original Owner Lifetime Warranty - As of December 2019, all Galvan fly reels come with a lifetime warranty that covers all parts and workmanship under normal use conditions. The warranty provides that any Galvan reel will be repaired or replaced at no charge to the original owner. Repairs that don’t fall under the warranty start at $50 plus the cost of shipping.
Best for: Saltwater
Arbor Size: Large
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|8||4.00"||7.8||Large||Disc||200 yds #20||8||Clear/Blue||$570.00|
|10||4.25"||8.7||Large||Disc||250 yds #30||10||Clear/Blue||$620.00|
|12||4.50"||9.5||Large||Disc||300 yds #30||12||Clear/Blue||$670.00|
|5||3.5"||6.08||Large||Disc||125yd/100yds (20 lb)||5||Clear/Blue||$520.00|
|5||3.5"||6.08||Large||Disc||125yd/100yds (20 lb)||5||Clear/Black||$520.00|
|6||3.75"||6.3||Large||Disc||150yd/125yds (20 lb)||6||Clear/Blue||$545.00|
|6||3.75"||6.3||Large||Disc||150yd/125yds (20 lb)||6||Clear/Black||$545.00|
|7||3.875"||6.67||Large||Disc||150yds (20 lb)||7||Clear/Blue||$555.00|
|7||3.875"||6.67||Large||Disc||150yds (20 lb)||7||Clear/Black||$555.00|