I finally got the parts to get what I wanted. The names are two of my dogs.
I have an Everglades that’s about 10 years old. Picked it up for first time this season and am feeling pressure with retrieve. The tighter the drag, the more pressure on retrieve. Hoping it’s something fairly simple and am just a dummy. Drag is still silky smooth. If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated!Just a heads up. You have 2 clutch pins facing one direction and 1 clutch pin facing the opposite direction. This is going to cause an issue with the drag.
239 has gotten some in. I’ve bought 2 backcountry’s and a signature in the last 6 months and had them in 5 days. No custom colors though.So... Tibor hasn't been shipping out reels for months now and everything is backordered. Anyone else have a hunch they may just be updating all the models or releasing a new one? It seems like it would be time for that, but wasn't sure if anyone had any info...
If anyone knows of one- looking for a black riptide with old round porting, and may also be interested in an everglades of the same spec.
Ted’s daughter Marianne has been involved in operating Tibor Reels for a long time: the first time I spoke with her was nearly a decade ago.As Ted gets further down the line and the kids take more of a say in the business, it will be interesting to see what kind of emphasis they keep on the reels. Also, if Ted owns the building and has for a while in Delray, it’s worth a ton more now and might even be big enough to be an exit unto itself. I hope Tibor reels survives forever, but that’s certainly in the hands of the heirs at this point. From what I’ve seen lately, I’m not sure exactly how serious they’re taking the reel business. That’s just my opinion though.
if anyone doesn’t know (I didn’t until recently), tibors reel business is a small fraction of what they actually do. I was told to me by someone close that it’s almost been a “passion project”.
I think the lack of reels stocked right now has a lot to do with Tibor's polished finish anodizing machine going down a while back, and they had problems finding parts to fix the machine.So... Tibor hasn't been shipping out reels for months now and everything is backordered. Anyone else have a hunch they may just be updating all the models or releasing a new one? It seems like it would be time for that, but wasn't sure if anyone had any info...