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, 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 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.