Simply stated, it represents the very best of modern fly reel architecture. The Torque series reels were created because Boni Galvan wanted to create a revolutionary reel with a more substantial drag system than was presently available on the market. And it had to be sexy. Thus the Torque series reels were born. The unique Torque reel, the fourth series created by Boni Galvan, was the first reel released with Galvan’s Torque drag system, which is now employed in all of Galvan’s 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 Editor’s Choice in Fly Fish America and was ranked #3 in the recent Yellowstone Angler’s 8-wt reel shootout, beating a host of other reels in function and price. Then in 2016 the Torque reels got the ultimate accolade – the reel won the 2016 Yellowstone Angler’s 5-wt reel shootout. 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 reels is a result of the unique cut-outs on the frame, spool, drag knob and reel 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. These reels come highly recommended by the staff members at Frontier Fly Fishing. The Torque series reels are amongst the most beautiful reels on the market, and with their flawless drag system, they will give a lifetime of use and enjoyment.