The History of Ted Juracsik and Tibor Reels

The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

At 76 years of age, Ted Juracsik still gets a kick out of fly-fishing for tarpon.Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Juracsik stands over a lathe in his Everglades workshop and shapes a reel.Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Juracsik admires one of the first reels he ever built for Billy Pate.Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Juracsik stands inside his shop and prepares to get to work.Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Ted Juracsik admires his favorite fishing spot, the Everglades.Scott Sommerlatte
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Hungary 1955
Around this time, Juracsik was 17 years old and was fighting against the Russians in the revolution. As the situation worsened, he knew that he must do whatever necessary to escape.
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Austria 1956
The first step to a safe escape was getting out of Hungary. Juracsik found crossing into Austria was his safest bet. He stayed there for a month or so at a refugee camp.
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

New York 1957
Finally, at the age of 18, Juracsik made it to the States and was taken in by the St. Vincent Home, a Catholic orphanage in Brooklyn, New York. He left his whole family and was all alone.
The History of Ted Juracsik

The History of Ted Juracsik

Juracsik is a living example of the American Dream.Scott Sommerlatte