I've had the chance to fish a number of different reels over the past year, and I've been disappointed by the drag on Tibor reels (specifically on the Everglades and Riptide). I've found two issues: the start up inertia is significant, and, even locked down, the drag is just not that strong. The first truthfully hasn't caused me any problems, the latter has meant longer fights on bigger fish.
I was surprised because Tibors have a great reputation and they are fished by some guides that know their business. I will also add that they are among the most beautiful reels available, in my opinion. However, when testing their drag fighting fish, I would easily choose a Hatch, Galvan, Nautilus or Bauer. And, frankly, I'd probably choose an Orvis, Islander or Abel too.
I welcome thoughts from members with personal experience.