Tibor Fly Reels: Riptide Fly Reel (Fly Line Included)

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The Tibor series of reels were first introduced in 1995 an 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 the Everglades, Riptide, Gulftstream and Pacific fly reels, the drag system is absolutely flawless and has withstood the test of the world's most demanding game fish, including 234 World Records, so far. If you were to own only one fly reel, this is the one to have.

The spool has been updated and is now lighter.  It will fit into the older reels.

  • Made from solid aluminum bar stock.
  • Comes with an extra thick neoprene case for easy storage and transportation.
  • Standard finishes are Jet Black and Satin Gold. Other finishes are available.
  • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue.
  • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation.
  • Free engraving on name plate.
  • Each reel is serialized for identification and protection.
  • Made and assembled in the U.S.A. 

Even large arbor fly reels have trouble keeping up with hard-charging species like Tuna, Tarpon and Bonefish. After a deep dive or a long run, they’ll turn and come racing back towards you. Suddenly, you can’t take up line fast enough; you can’t stay tight to the fish. And when the tension goes, so goes your chance of landing that trophy.

The Riptide


9 oz.

Frame Size:

4" x 1 1/2"


200 yds. 30 lb. micron WF10F

Rod Weights:


Spey Rod Weights:

6-7-8-9: Capacities vary by spey line type & selected backing orientation.


Stripers, Drum, Large Samon, Tarpon, Dorado, Shark

Add a personal touch to your new Tibor, Tibor QCTM and Tibor Light® reels! In addition to our custom colors, you can take your expression of your passioin for fly fishing a step further with our exclusive engraved game fish images. Also a great way to personalize the gift of any new reel. Free personalized name plate engraving!

For those fortunate enough to have accomplished, a special Grand Slam edition is available. And this year, we introduce two new species to our popular game fish engraving series. By special order - New reels only (Tibor QC, Tibor and Tibor Lidght CL) you can have one of the following: Albacore-Bonefish-Dorado-Marlin-Permit-Pike-Redfish-Roosterfish-Sailfish-Salmon-Snook-Striped Bass-Tarpon-Trout

Gamefish and custom engraving is available by special order on new reels only.

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