It's no secret that Tibor Reels have a well-earned reputation for quality and endurance. In 2011, Tibor recieved first place honors from the IGFA for the most world records set on their reels- more than any other reel in history. While most of us are familiar with the quality products that the Tibor Reel Company produces, what most people don't know is the man behind the reel. His story is even more impressive than his award winning reels.
Tibor "Ted" Juracsik grew up in Hungary and fought with the Hungarian Freedom Fighters against the Russians in the 1950s. After fleeing to Austria as a refuge, Ted ended up in the United States in 1957 with no job, no family, and no knowledge of the English language. What he did have was a passion for fishing, a great knowledge of tool & die trade, and the desire to succeed. The rest is what we call "history". I can't do his story justice, so I would love for you to read about it yourself on the Tibor Website. They have a great write up about Ted's life and how he started his successful business. Fly Fishing in Salt Waters Magazine also published a fascinating article on Ted in their July/August 2013 issue that is in newstands now. His story is truly inspiring... In fact I think I'll head to my favorite fishing spot now. Enjoy!