Galvan Brookie Reels

Galvan

$130.00 - $285.00

The Galvan Brookie reels are a minimalist's reel while maintaining superior quality, durability, smoothness and feel.  The Galvan Brookie is a new version of a traditional click-and-pawl reel.  Use a small Allen wrench (provided) to set the drag resistance exactly where you want it and don't worry about adjusting the drag while playing fish.  The resistance will be felt on the drag and on the retrieve so set it light and apply additional drag by palming the reel.  Feel the purity of fighting fish with the ultra-lightweight, super smooth Galvan Brookie as you palm the reel and watch the fish run across the pool.  The Brookie provides just enough resistance to prevent overruns when set properly.  It is a great reel to compliment today's modern rods for an incredibly lightweight outfit.

Here is what Galvan has to say about their Brookie reels:

Proving that cutting-edge design doesn’t have to be complicated, the ultra-lightweight Brookie Series from Galvan is an entirely new kind of fly reel. With a revolutionary approach to line tension and a commitment to lasting performance, the Brookie is a modern reel built on old principles: quality craftsmanship and simple, dependable componentry.

The difference lies in Galvan’s new Click-Ball Tension System, a foolproof departure from traditional click and pawl reels. Delivering customizable spool tension with minimal moving parts, the Brookie’s Click-Ball System strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and versatility. Achieving your desired level of resistance is as simple as a few turns of an Allen wrench, leaving you to enjoy impeccable line retrieve without worrying about adjusting your drag. This feature makes the exceptionally smooth Brookie ideal for palming and the perfect tool for trout anglers who value the subtle play that’s crucial to fishing with light tackle on technical water. The Click-Ball System simplifies the concept of drag so there is virtually no interference between you and the fish.

On the exterior, the Brookie features distinct porting and a weatherproof finish. Aside from giving it a unique style, this precision machining process eliminates virtually all excess weight from the fly reel making it one of the lightest fully machined American-made reels available. This reduced weight, combined with the superior dependability of 6061 bar stock aluminum, provides a reel that is as bulletproof as it is light. From the raw materials and the machining to the innovative spool tension system, every element of the Brookie fly reel is built to ensure a lifetime of use and performance that won’t be compromised by long days on the water.

Available in four models for 0-to 5-weight lines, the Brookie Series is an achievement in light tackle and the ideal complement to today’s ultra-lightweight fly rods. More traditional anglers will appreciate its straightforward design and sure reliability, while new-school anglers will love the look and feel of the reel. Both will appreciate the seamless line retrieve. Regardless of what draws you to the reel, Galvan’s Brookie Series is certain to change the future of the lightweight fly reel.

  • Machined from 6061 bar stock aluminum
  • Galvan Tension System for constant pressure and smooth performance
  • Large Arbor Design
  • Minimal moving components and maximum simplicity
  • Maximum porting for an ultra-lightweight reel while maintaining durability
  • T2 anodization for excellent corrosion resistance 
  • 100% designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA

  • B 0-1

    Spool Width
    .75"
    Diameter
    2.7"
    Weight
    2.54 oz.
    Line Size
    0–1 wt
    Capacity (yds)
    WF1+30
  • B 2-3

    Spool Width
    .85"
    Diameter
    2.95"
    Weight
    2.72 oz.
    Line Size
    2–3 wt
    Capacity (yds)
    WF3+30
  • B 3-4

    Spool Width
    .85"
    Diameter
    3.2"
    Weight
    2.97 oz.
    Line Size
    3–4 wt
    Capacity (yds)
    WF4+50
  • B 4-5

    Spool Width
    .85"
    Diameter
    3.45"
    Weight
    3.2 oz.
    Line Size
    4–5 wt
    Capacity (yds)
    WF5+80