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Tibor Riptide Fly Reel
Introducing the Riptide Fly Reel, the reel that truly sets a new standard for fly reel technology and dependability. Designed by world-renowned fly reel engineer, Ted Juracsik, the legendary Riptide Reel is the only reel you need if you're into chasing Stripers, Drum, Large Salmon, Tarpon, Dorado or Shark with a fly rod. Transformed from solid aluminum bar stock into a high-performing, saltwater reel right here in the USA, the Riptide is designed with a hard coated, aluminum main gear for minimal heat build-up and great strength while both the main gear and spool rotate flawlessly on three sealed precision, stainless steel ball bearings. The concept behind this entire reel is less is more, and this is very evident in the Riptides's absolutely flawless impregnated cork disc drag system which is the smoothest, strongest and most reliable system ever developed. Weighing in at a mere 9.5 oz and offering a tremendous line capacity of 200 yards, the Riptide's large arbor design significantly enhances the rate of line retrieval which is critical when you're trying to control defiant sport fish. Made in USA.
Large outer and hub diameters offer quick retrieve, even when backing is low
Hard coated, aluminum main gear for minimal heat build-up and great strength
The main gear and spool rotate flawlessly on three precision, stainless steel ball bearings
Impregnated cork disc drag is ultra-smooth and incredibly-strong
Open hubbed, perforated spool and drum keep the reel cool during scorching runs
Dented drag adjustment is smooth and positive
Balanced reel stand incorporates a hook keeper and spare clutch dog springs
Easily converted from right hand to left hand retrieve
Each reel is serialized for identification and protection
Includes an extra thick neoprene reel case for storage and transport
Weight: 9.5 oz.
Frame Size: 4" x 1-3/8"
Capacity: 200 yards 30 lb micron WF12F
Suitable rod weights: 9 weight thru 11 weight
Suitable spey rod weights 6 thru 9: Capacities vary by spey line type
Species: Stripers, Drum, Large Salmon, Tarpon, Dorado or Shark
Rated 5 out of
King Catcher from
Best King Salmon ReelI bought the Riptide years ago when I lived in Alaska. My son and I used it for catching the big hogs (King Salmon 40 to 80 lbs). Best fly reel investment I made. Put it on a Sage 12 to 14 wt fly Rod. Never lost a King.
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 5 out of
As Good as it GetsHave used this (and other) Tibor reels for a very long time. A top quality product - it just simply works perfectly every time. I use mine on a 10wt rod as my go to Tarpon combo - it will handle big boys in tough conditions. Its expensive - but in this case you truly get what you pay for - great design - great quality - a fantastic reel from a fantastic company! Great lifetime warranty - great customer service, This is a reel that you can enjoy for a lifetime and then pass on to your kids!
I was looking at the Tibor Riptide you have on line . Now the photo you show is of the older model is this the style you have because it’s the style of porting I’m looking for . Thanks