The Tibor Riptide would be ab excellent choice for a permit rod or even for a light tarpon outfit.
The Tibor series of reels were first introduced in 1995 and have established themselves as the benchmark for custom-crafted fly reels. After years of development, Ted was finally satisfied with a reel that truly has set a new standard in fly fishing reel technology.
The spool’s large arbor design significantly enhances the rate of line retrieval which is critical when you’re trying to control speedsters like bonefish, bonito, or wahoo. Tibor Reels are also a mainstay for Spey enthusiasts, delivering the ultimate balance, overall capacity and drag performance for the double-handed rod.
As with all of Ted’s reels, the drag system is absolutely flawless and has withstood the test of the world’s most demanding game fish, including over 950 World Records so far. If you were to own only one fly reel, this is the one to have.
Weight: 9 oz.
Frame Size: 4″ x 1.65″
Rod Weights: 9-10-11