After each use, Tibor Spey reels should be rinsed thoroughly in fresh water giving special attention to the backing and the perforations in the spool. To disassemble a reel for cleaning, the only tool required is a penny. All reels are lubricated at the factory prior to assembly and re-lubrication is generally not necessary. A small amount of Tibor Graphite Lube may be used to lubricate the cork drag disk.

Please note: Exceeding the recommended capacity, 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 and use the Backing Groove on the spool as your guide. Should you have any questions about backing for your reel, please contact your authorized Tibor dealer.

Conversion from Left to Right Hand Retrieve

Tibor Spey Reels can be easily converted from left to right hand retrieve by relocating 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 modified drag system features a drag knob outlined in "witness marks." These marks allow you to keep track of your drag and the various tippet tensions required for landing larger fish.
  • Unique spool design is engraved with a traditional Celtic Knot pattern. The frame also features the Celtic Knot pattern and Steelhead Salmon engraving.
  • Precisely weighted and balanced for the heavier lines and rods commonly used in spey fishing.
  • Spool change utilzies our QuickChange system which involves only a single moving part — the stainless steel end cap.
  • SpeedHandle Spool option available.
  • All internal parts are sealed from outside elements.
  • Made from solid aluminum bar stock.
  • Available in non-reflective Jet Black and Moss Green.
  • Comes with an extra thick neoprene case for easy storage and transportation.
  • Free engraving on name plate.
  • Each reel is serialized for identification and protection.
  • Available in 2 sizes.
  • Made and assembled in the U.S.A.