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The Tibor series of reels were first introduced in 1995 and have established themselves as the benchmark for custom-crafted fly reels. After years of development and input from the likes of Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot, Ted was finally satisfied with a reel that truly has set a new standard in fly fishing reel technology.
The spool’s large arbor design significantly enhances the rate of line retrieval which is critical when you’re trying to control speedsters like bonefish, bonito, or wahoo. Tibor Reels are also a mainstay for Spey enthusiasts, delivering the ultimate balance, overall capacity and drag performance for the double-handed rod.
As with all of Ted’s reels, the drag system is absolutely flawless and has withstood the test of the world’s most demanding game fish, including over 350 World Records so far. If you were to own only one fly reel, this is the one to have.
Please note: The line capacities listed are basic options. For more information on additional line capacities, please contact us.
Weight: 8.5 oz.
Frame Size: 3.75″ x 1.5″
Rod Weights: 7-8-9
200 yds. of 20 lb. Micron WF8F
300 yds. of 65 lb. Power Pro Super 8 Slick
Steelhead, Salmon, Bonefish, Permit,
Dorado, Bluefish, Striped Bass
Frost Finish: $595 – Extra Spool $295 *Limit of up to TWO color options. Added options for parts: $25.
Add a standard or polished spool: $70
Standard Polished Finish: $695 – Extra Spool $310 *Available with, reelstand, nameplate, drag knob, stopnut & current spool colors at no cost.
Custom Polished Finish: $765 – Extra Spool $340 *Available with, reelstand, nameplate, drag knob, stopnut & current spool colors at no cost.
After each use, Tibor Reels should be rinsed thoroughly in fresh water. To disassemble a reel for cleaning, the only tool required is a penny. All reels are lubricated at the factory prior to assembly and relubrication is generally not necessary. Tibor Graphite Lube may be used to lubricate the cork drag disc.
Please note: Exceeding the recommended capacity by over-filling the spool and/or putting line on too tightly or with too much tension may damage the spool and is not covered under warranty. Please refer to the capacity chart above as your guide. Monofilment line is not recommended for use on Tibor reels. Should you have any questions about backing for your reel, please contact us.
Conversion from Left to Right Hand Retrieve
Tibor Reels can be easily converted from Left to Right Hand Retrieve by relocating the clutch dogs. Complete warranty, maintenance and conversion information is included with each reel, or download complete instructions and a parts list in PDF format here.