Tibor Riptide Fly Reel

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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, 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 850 World Records so far. If you were to own only one fly reel, this is the one to have.

    Features:

    • Large outer hub diameters offer quick retrieve, even when the backing is low.
    • Hard coated, aluminum Main Gear means minimal heat build-up and great strength. Both the Main Gear and Spool rotate flawlessly on three sealed precision, ceramic Ball Bearings
    • An impregnated Cork Drag Disc is the smoothest and strongest in the industry.
    • Open hubbed, perforated Spool and Drum allow the Reel to remain cool during scorching runs and outer holes act as a tippet keeper.
    • The Detended Drag Adjustment Knob is smooth and positive.
    • Triple outgoing line signals are easily removable for silent operation.
    • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue.
    • Made from solid bar stock aluminum.

    Specs:

    Weight: 9 oz.
    Frame Size: 4″ x 1.65″
    Rod Weights: 9-10-11

    Capacities:
    200 yds. of 30 lb. Micron WF10F
    300 yds. of 65 lb. Power Pro Super 8 Slick

    Species:
    Stripers, Drum, Large Salmon, Tarpon, Dorado, Shark

  • Shipping:

    We ship all of our items via the United States Postal Service or FedEx and most items will go out within 48 hours of the order being received. If you have any special shipping questions or concerns please contact us. Our shipping rates are as follows and are subject to change without notice.

    Standard Domestic Shipping (USA)

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    $0-49.99 $6
    $50+ Free

    Expedited Domestic Shipping (USA)

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    Any order size $30

    Overnight Domestic Shipping (USA)

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    Any order size $75

    International Shipping (Ex-USA)

    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    $50 and up $55

    Returns & Refunds: The Compleat Guarantee

    Our Compleat Guarantee offers a 7-day return period on all fly rods and a 30-day return window for all other tackle. Items returned during this period will recieve a full refund provided that they are in the same condition that they left our shop. Please note that the Compleat Guarantee does not cover custom items, special orders, items marked "final sale", or bamboo fly rods. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

    Other Terms

    For international orders, please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Connecticut residents must pay a 6.35% sales tax on all purchases.

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