If you fish for big tarpon, I'd recommend Mako 9550/9600's , Abel SDS 11/12's, or Nautilus CCF-X2 Silver King/GTX.Been looking at purchasing new fly reels for my 8wt and 12wt. Have a lot of time to prepare for poon season. Im trying to decide between Tibor or Orvis's Mirage and was wondering if y'all knew which had the smoothest drag and overall best quality. If you know any other company that rival these feel free to lmk.
On the 8 WT, if set on a Tibor, recommend Tibor Signature Series 7/8. The reel handles on Signature Series reels don't slide back and forth when you're casting and makes a clicking sound (feels like reel is loose in reel seat on original Tibor reels & have several).