After each use in SALTWATER, Tibor Signature Reels should be rinsed thoroughly in fresh, warm water. To disassemble a reel for cleaning, the only tool required is a penny. All reels are lubricated at the factory prior to assembly and relubrication is generally not necessary. Tibor Graphite Lube may be used to lubricate the cork drag disc.

Please note: Exceeding the recommended capacity by over-filling the spool and/or putting line on too tightly or with too much tension may damage the spool and is not covered under warranty. Please refer to the capacity chart as your guide. Monofilment line is not recommended for use on Tibor reels. Should you have any questions about backing for your reel, please contact your authorized Tibor dealer.

Conversion from Left to Right Hand Retrieve

Tibor Signature reels are shipped from the factory with right hand retrieve unless specified. An authorized dealer can easily convert any Tibor reel from right to left hand retrieve for you. You may also convert the reel yourself by reversing the Clutch Dogs. Complete warranty, maintenance and conversion information is included with each reel, or download complete instructions and a parts list in PDF format here.


  • The completely ventilated spool and frame keeps the reel cool during long, smoking runs.
  • Boasts a robust incoming and outgoing clicker sound.
  • Unique mechanical clutch system allows easy change from right to left hand retrieve.
  • Features Tibor's QuickChange™ spool system which involves only a single moving part.
  • Innovative sealed drag system is waterproof, self-maintaining and still the strongest in the industry.
  • The drag system constantly applies seal pressure while in free spool so the reel will never overrun while stripping the line.
  • Comes equipped with our legendary silky smooth micro grain cork that is constantly lubricated.
  • Each reel is serialized for identification and protection.
  • On the rare occasion that maintenance is necessary, the system can be easily disassembled, yet still remain under warranty – unlike many other sealed-drag reels on the market.
  • Each reel is serialized for identification and protection.
  • Features a personalized name plate engraved free.
  • Comes with an extra thick neoprene case for convenient storage and transportation.
  • SpeedHandle™ Spool option available.
  • Our delrin handle offers positive gripping and quick release - the Signature 11-12 comes standard with our Gorilla Handle.
  • Standard colors are Satin Gold, Jet Black & Royal Blue. Custom colors are Graphite Gray, Crimson and Moss Green.
  • Available in 4 sizes.
  • Made and assembled in the U.S.A.