|April/May 2012 edition of Garden & Gun|
The latest issue has a big spread on Ted Juracsik. You might know Mr. Juracsik better by his nickname "Tibor," as in Tibor reels. I know I did a post a few weeks ago about simplicity, but I'm a big time sucker for fly reels. I marvel at how a reel with a good drag can stop a bonefish racing like a car that just robbed a bank. Tibor, in my opinion, is the best reel out there. Besides being an absolute thing of beauty, it has a cork drag that stops a fish and Tibor has more world records than any other fly reel. I've found that all the old Florida salts prefer the cork drag, so that's what I'm going to stick with.
|What a story.|
The story in Garden & Gun reads like a great cold war thriller. Juracsik was a Hungarian refugee who was forced to flee his country to America. He's a genuine American success story and built a successful business from the ground up. One thing that is troubling in the article is when Jurascik mentions he tried to create a trout reel for under $150. He said he basically couldn't do it because of competition from Chinese manufacturers.
The writing in Garden & Gun is really top notch. David DiBenedetto is the Editor and Chief and he wrote On the Run about the stripped bass migration on the East Coast. It's a fantastic read.