Hi wrenchman72076, i have used the Ross BG for my guide buisness for the past 4 years and they are great reels. I have the BG4 for the 8wt single handers and the BG7 & BG8 for the two handers.They are great reels and have taken all the knocks with no problem. I have also used them on a trip to Belize and they performed flawlessly in the salt, the sealed drag is great. The Ross Warranty is the best with 2 day turn around time but i must admit i have never had to use it.
I have never used a Galvan so i can not comment on them but i think they do look good. Tight lines,brian