Anyone have a Tibor reel?

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  1. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    I’ve got my eye on the Tibor Riptide
     
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    Those are mainly used by Knife Executives and Sticker magnates. Most common folk have no use for such a contraption.
     
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    Too fancy smancy for a poor struggling Gigolo like me. Hell last weekend I was busy servicing my made around 1984 Abu 6500c baitcaster. No one can say I don't get my $ worth out of stuff !
     
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    Baitcaster? Good night. What kind of cretins have we allowed in here!?

    let me guess—you use one fork for your entire dinner???
     
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    Had to look that one up. Whoa!

    I’m more of a Penn spinner and conventional reel kinda guy. Those are above my pay grade!!!
     
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    ..... economy of motion. So yes....one fork does all my eating needs.
     
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    If you can’t place a lure in a ball cap at thirty paces with an Ambassador 5000, your probably wearing skinny jeans with embroidery on the pockets with “dress” flip flops.
     
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    I remember that fateful moment when I took my first cast with a (friend's) baitcaster and discovered what "backlash" was....that WAS Christmas day 1984 and that was his Christmas gift.....his brother spent the next hour or more resolving the issues.... :D My next cast was with my OWN baitcaster.....;)
     
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    As a kid, we always had 7-8 baitcasters, mostly Ambassadors in the boat. 3 were mine to use. After I backlashed the third one, or birds nested it, I had toothpicks by my seat to straighten them out with. Typically using a light jig with 17lb test, I spent many hours picking thru line. It was a good way to become proficient! Those were good days!
     
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    I remember sitting on the side of the Daly River in the NT with a mini-maglite held in my teeth trying to un-stuff a wonderful backlash.....the light attracted a swarm of mosquitos (it's in the tropics) and in the edge of the light I made out a 5 foot or so croc go past in the water......I decided at that point that 1) backlash was a bastard 2) I really hate mosquitos 3) I needed more casting practice in the dark and 4) the side of a river in the tropics was not the spot to fix this at nigh.... always amazes me that I made it past 20 years old..... ;)
     
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