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 No matter how technological the fishing industry becomes, it’s nice to know it still holds a place for the timeless values of integrity and Old World craftsmanship. In the world of fly fishing, that place is occupied by legends like Billy Pate, Lefty Kreh and a Hungarian tool and die master with a passion for fly fishing and a gift for reel design: Tibor “Ted” Juracsik.
Tibor Juracsik was born in Budapest, Hungary where much of his youth was spent fishing on the Danube River. At 17 he became the youngest Hungarian ever to earn his Masterpapers in the tool and die trade. In the 1950’s, having joined the Hungarian Freedom Fighters in their unsuccessful revolt against Soviet rule, Tibor was forced to flee his native land. Eventually, he immigrated to the United States and established his own tool and die business in New York State in 1959, where in the waters off Long Island, he also resumed his interest in fishing. In 1970, Ted met Billy Pate on a trip to the Florida Keys. The two became fishing buddies and Pate shared with Ted the problems inherent in the saltwater reels of the time — corrosion, the uneven action of early drag systems, and simply being overmatched by the power and “reel smoking” runs of larger saltwater prey.
Back at his shop, Juracsik applied his tool and die making skills to these challenges. After testing several prototypes, the Billy Pate Fly Reel was introduced and instantly established new standards of quality, design, and durability for saltwater fly reels. The design has proven so sound, that nothing has changed since its inception. Suddenly, the nearly impossible task of landing world-class saltwater fish was not only possible, but pleasurable. Still revered by many as the toughest and most dependable on the market, Billy Pate Reels are manufactured exclusively by the Tibor Reel Corporation to this day.
In 2019, Tibor Reels earned 6 new world records according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). This brings the Tibor’s World Record count to over 950 more than any other fly fishing reel in history. IGFA Hall of Fame fisherman, Lefty Kreh, describes Tibor Reels as “the finest saltwater reels I have ever used.” They are the prized possession of every fisherman who owns one. Each is capable of delivering a lifetime of virtually maintenance-free fishing enjoyment for which Tibor Reels are famous.


28 products
Tibor Signature Series Reel 7-8 Custom Frost Black with Orange Hub
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$784.95
Tibor Signature Series Reel Frost Silver w/Violet 5-6 Trout Engraving
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$759.95
Tibor Billy Pate Anti-Reverse Fly Reel
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from $599.95
Tibor Direct Drive Spool
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from $309.95
Tibor Signature Series Reel Frost Silver w/Lime 5-6
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$689.95
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Tibor Gorilla Handle- Everglades,Riptide, Gulfstream
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$24.95
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Tibor Billy Pate Anti-Reverse Spool
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from $214.95
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Tibor Everglades (7-8-9 wt) Reel
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from $624.95
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Tibor RipTide (9-10-11 wt) Reel
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from $664.95
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Tibor Gulfstream (11-12-13-14-15 wt) Reel
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from $724.95
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Tibor Pacific (13-14-15 wt) Reel
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$874.95
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Tibor Everglades Spool Crimson
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$359.95
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2022 Tibor Signatrue Series Reel 9-10 Custom Gold with Violet Hub and Snook Engraving
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$999.95
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Tibor Signature Series Reel 9-10 Custom Sunset Orange with Graphite Hub
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$959.95
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2022 Tibor Everglades Reel Custom Red with Black with Redfish Engraving
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$939.95
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2022 Tibor Everglades Reel Custom Frost Black with Blue with Bonefish Engraving
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$829.95
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2022 Tibor Riptide Reel Custom Sunset Orange with Aqua with Permit Engraving
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$984.95
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2022 Tibor Riptide Reel Custom Aqua with Jet Black with Redfish Engraving
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$984.95
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2022 Tibor Signature Series Reel 7-8 Custom Frost Black with Red Hub
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$784.95
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2022 Tibor Signature Series Reel 11-12S Custom Frost Silver With Lemon Lime Hub with Tarpn Engraving
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$1,114.95
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2022 Tibor Signature Series Reel 11-12S Custom Graphite with Black Hub
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$1,089.95
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Tibor Signature Series Reel Graphite w/Lime 7-8
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$939.95
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Tibor Signature Series Reel Graphite w/Aqua Hub & Drag Knob 7-8 Bonefish Engraving
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$1,009.95
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Tibor Signature Series Reel Gold
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from $739.95
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Tibor Signature Series Reel Frost Silver w/Lime 9-10
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$809.95
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Tibor Signature Series Reel Frost Silver w/Lime 11-12
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$849.95
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2022 Tibor Signature Series Reel Gold with Neon Pink Hub 7-8
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$834.95
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2022 Tibor Signature Series Reel Graphite w/Lemon Lime Hub & Drag Knob, Permit Engraving 9-10
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$1,029.95