Favorite travels with Mr. Tibor’s treasures

Paul Bruun on his friend Tibor “Ted” Juracsik,  machinist, designer and fly reel builder.

“Let’s see if Ted’s around,” suggested Captain Jim Grace as we towed his skiff into Flamingo for a few days of fishing the southern end of Everglades National Park. He was referring to Ted Juracsik, the colorful Hungarian tool and die maker/machinist whose worldwide fishing industry cred had been growing exponentially since 1975 when he hand-built a super sturdy anti-reverse saltwater fly reel for then-world record chaser Billy Pate.

LINK (via Jackson Hole News & Guide)