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 our current President,
Charlie Valentine. 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 stampings. Valentine
produces components for a very diverse
customer base, including: IBM, Polaroid,
Texas Instruments, Tyco Grinnell, Harris
Semiconductor, and Smith & Nephew.
Industries typically served by Valentine
include: computer, medical, camera,
electronics, fire protection, semiconductor,
The Valentine Fly Reel was born from a
marriage of our metal working expertise
and a genuine enthusiasm for fly fishing.
Designed originally 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.
◾Multiplier retreive, 50%
◾Precision machined, 6061
T6 aluminum construction.
◾Hardcoat anodizing for
◾3/8” wide palming rim for
additional spool control.
◾Instant, on-the-spot spool
◾Quick conversion, right or
left hand retreive.
◾Smooth strong disc drag of
Delrin and stainless steel.
Valentine PL9 Fly Reel
Unique Valentine Planetary Gear
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
Positive, no-slip, fast line
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.
Avoid painful finger injuries on “fast
Convenient feature keeps 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
50% faster line-in retrieval capability-
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.