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I just put a gorilla handle on a Rip Tide and I like it. I do wish I could simply order the “modern” handle though. I like that compared to the finger grip original and would have gone that direction on the Rip Tide.
I ordered an “updated modern” handle for my Everglades QC and it is great!! I called them, it was less that $10!!
 

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Ok guys I have used a friends tibor reels a few times and love the feel, sound and look of them! I do a lot of wadding for reds and walk the beach a lot for snook. I’m not planning on the reel getting dunked but does happen when wadding. If the tibor Everglades does go under how much saltwater would really get inside the reel? Would sand get in if just on the bottom briefly? Thanks
 

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Ok guys I have used a friends tibor reels a few times and love the feel, sound and look of them! I do a lot of wadding for reds and walk the beach a lot for snook. I’m not planning on the reel getting dunked but does happen when wadding. If the tibor Everglades does go under how much saltwater would really get inside the reel? Would sand get in if just on the bottom briefly? Thanks
You’ll be fine. It will get in there, and get out as well. Lack of porting will keep out some of the coarse stuff as well
 

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Good because I already bought one!
Just rinse it and you'll be fine. If your worried you can open it and wash. If you have your drag on the cork will stay dry. Tibor recommends rinsing it with a bit of drag for this reason and letting it dry and backing the drag off.

Don't wash the cork.
 

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Mangum would be awesome but I feel like that’s a lottery ticket pipe dream since all the yeti videos and his “celebrity” taking off. I’m sure any of the above mentioned guides would have to take a last minute cancellation and a little luck to get on their books.

As a side note I never thought reaching the backing was possible until I got this new setup. I guess being a heavier rig makes it super easy to cast 100ft? I’m using a 12wt sage. Only other rods I’ve owned have been a 5 and 7wt for bream and redfish.
 

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Mangum would be awesome but I feel like that’s a lottery ticket pipe dream since all the yeti videos and his “celebrity” taking off. I’m sure any of the above mentioned guides would have to take a last minute cancellation and a little luck to get on their books.

As a side note I never thought reaching the backing was possible until I got this new setup. I guess being a heavier rig makes it super easy to cast 100ft? I’m using a 12wt sage. Only other rods I’ve owned have been a 5 and 7wt for bream and redfish.
Sometimes he has a open spot. Casting a 100ft is for the Rajefs or winning beer. One of the latest millhouse podcast they talk about this.
 

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Sometimes he has a open spot. Casting a 100ft is for the Rajefs or winning beer. One of the latest millhouse podcast they talk about this.
I’ll have to check it out. I just found the millhouse podcast recently and love it.

I was just saying it’s crazy how simple it was to get the line out. I’m not a very good caster but I guess the added weight of being a heavier setup gives me a lot of grace covering up my lack of skill?
 
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