"So Simple It's Perfect"
Incorporates two gears, one mounted concentrically on the spool, the other affixed to the crank handle (via a stainless steel shaft and a solid bronze bearing) on an independent crankplate assembly. Interaction between the spool and crankplate is entirely between their respective gears. Gripping the crank handle (and subsequent cranking action) engages the gears, and drives the spool and retrieves the line... quickly and positively. Conversely, letting go of the crank handle disengages the spool and allows the line to pay out... safely. During a ”run” the crank handle naturally gravitates to the 6 o’clock position allowing fingers to be kept at the ready for immediate spooling. In turn, the spool rotates wobble-free due to it’s balanced shape... thus, totally eliminating annoying vibrations. This simplicity of design translates into a cost saving advantage when considering the purchase of additional spools for alternate line configurations.
Planetary gear design provides three spool revolutions for every two crank revolutions.... great for fast line pickup when a hooked fish suddenly changes direction and efficient line retrieval becomes a must.
Convenient feature keeps the crank handle knob in a stationary position when line runs out by eliminating unforgiving crank knob orbit around reel’s central spindle. ensures worry-free, finger-to-crank knob proximity for immediate fish play response. Also, greatly reduces the incidences of torn-out hooks and broken leaders by eliminating crank knob tangling in clothing or inadverntant collision with hand and fingers.
Retrieval function is completely independent of any drag settings. Unlike most other anti-reverse reels, there’s never a need for the drag to be “on” in order to spool line.
Every Valentine reel is individually numbered and registered in the original owner’s name. Reels are warranted against defects in materials and construction. Valentine, Inc. will replace or repair any components that are defective under this warranty. This provision is void in obvious instance of negligence, abuse, or uses other than intended. In addition, your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. We are entirely confident that after receiving and using this product, you will be delightfully satisfied. However, for whatever reason(s), should this product not meet your expectations, return it for a full refund.
* Precision machined, 6061 T6 aluminum construction.
* Hardcoat anodizing for corrosion resistance.
* 3/8” wide palming rim for additional spool control.
* Instant, on-the-spot spool changes.
* Quick conversion, right or left hand retreive.
* Smooth strong disc drag of Delrin and stainless steel.
* Rear spool flange is smaller than frame opening to minimize line pinch when changing spools.
* Reasonably priced spare spools.
Valentine Fly Reels are manufactured entirely in the United States by Valentine Tool & Stamping, Inc.. Valentine Tool & Stamping was established in 1946 and began producing our Planetary Fly Reels in 1972. Valentine is a family owned business, started by their founder Charlie Valentine. Valentine is currently run by Charlie's two sons, Chuck & Larry. Valentine is located in the town of Norton Massachusetts, which is just a short distance from both Boston, MA and Providence RI.
Valentine Tool & Stamping’s primary business is contract manufacturing of precision metal components and assemblies. Valentine produces components for a very diverse customer base. Industries typically served by Valentine include: defense/aerospace, medical, lithium battery, electronics, semiconductor, hermetics and automotive.
The Valentine Fly Reel was born from a marriage of our metal working expertise and a genuine enthusiasm for fly fishing. Designed originally by Charlie Valentine for the pursuit of Atlantic Salmon, Valentine Reels have become a favorite for anglers of Steelhead and many saltwater gamefish due to their durable construction, corrosion resistance, and dependable performance.