Freshwater World Record for Largest Fish Set with Tibor Reel

August 11, 2015 By: Erin Block

The IGFA has confirmed the largest freshwater world record using IGFA compliant fly tackle. Richard Hart from Orlando, Florida, caught the 415 lb. 8 oz. Arapamia using a Billy Pate Anti-Reverse Tarpon Reel.

Read more in the press release below.

Billy Pate Anti-Reverse Tarpon reel lands historic world record.

Billy Pate Tarpon Fly Reel record

Delray Beach, Florida: August  10th 2015 – It’s official!! The International Gamefish Association (IGFA) has confirmed that Richard Hart from Orlando Florida has made angling history by catching the largest freshwater world record using IGFA compliant fly tackle. Richard caught AND released a 415 lb. 8 oz. Arapamia in the jungles of Guyana this past February using his Billy Pate Anti-Reverse Tarpon Reel. We at Tibor congratulate Hart on this achievement and salute the efforts of he and his guides to ensure the safe release of this magnificent fish.

Including this new world record, Tibor Reel Corporation holds more than 850 Fly Fishing World Records – more than any other fly fishing reel manufacturer world-wide.

A family-owned business, Tibor (pronounced TEE-bor) Reel Corporation has been the world leader in the design and manufacture of the highest quality fly fishing reels for  over 39 years. After escaping Soviet controlled Hungary and immigrating to the U.S. in 1958, master machinist, fisherman and founder, Ted “Tibor” Juracsik developed the legendary Billy Pate Fly Reel in 1976 which established new standards of quality, design, and durability for saltwater fly reels. In 1995, the internationally acclaimed line of Tibor Reels was launched, followed by the Tibor Light,  and The Tibor Signature Series.

The Juracsik family is proud their products are 100% “Made and assembled in the USA” and carry a lifetime warranty. With the exception of the ball bearings, every part of every reel is precision machined and hand assembled in their Delray Beach, Florida facility. Ted’s design philosophy is based on simplicity and functionality and goes back to his days as a young apprentice in Hungary. “The old masters always told me the most beautiful machines have the least moving parts,” he says.

Juracsik says, “Making a quality product in an age when American manufacturing is under siege is a great source of pride for us. Although we are extremely proud of our world record achievements, our greatest reward comes from knowing that our reels are built to last and are often passed down from generation to generation.”

For more information about Ted Juracsik or Tibor Reel Corporation, visit: www.tiborreel.com.

Marianne Juracsik-Papa
Vice President & Marketing Director
Tibor Reel Corporation
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