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Tibor Billy Pate

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A true timeless classic


1976 was a hallmark year for the fly fishing world. It was then that Ted Juracsik introduced his first Anti-Reverse Tarpon Reel designated the Billy Pate and named after the same world-renowned Saltwater angler.

This series now includes three Anti-Reverse models, for rod weights 6-12. No other reel has matched Billy Pate’s durability and dependability day in day out, year after year, regardless of conditions, locale or species. This precision piece of equipment is designed and constructed to withstand the most demanding fly fishing environments. As with all reels that leave Ted’s shop, the Billy Pate is virtually maintenance-free. While there are over 225 World Records that attest to its performance, you don’t have to be interested in records to appreciate this reel. If you know your fly fishing history, you know this is the reel that set the hook.

Classic Anti-Reverse design.
Large diameter impregnated Main Drag insures ultra-smooth and long-wearing performance.
Double clickers provide two distinct tones to designate line entering or leaving the spool.
Double anti-reverse dogs provide positive, fail-safe action on all models.
Rim control for additional braking on all models.
Our own Backing Groove on each spool helps anglers accurately determine backing capacity.
Made from solid bar stock aluminum.
Easy grip, impact-resistant Delrin Handle.
Corresponding Gamefish on each model. Custom engraving is also available.
It comes with an extra thick Neoprene Case for easy storage and transportation.
Finishes: Satin Gold Frame / Jet Black Spool
Each reel is serialized for identification and protection.
Available in 3 sizes

Made and assembled in the U.S.A.

Retrieve Options

Left Hand retrieve, Right Hand retrieve


Satin Gold

Reel Size

Bonefish (7-9 wts.), Salmon (6-8 wts.), Tarpoon (10-12 wts.)

Backing Options

Cortland 20 lb. 100 yds., Cortland 20 lb. 200 yds., Cortland 30 lb. 100 yds., Cortland 30 lb. 200 yds., Cortland 80 lb. 100 yds., Cortland 80 lb. 200 yds., Hatch 68 lb. 100 yds., Hatch 68 lb. 200 yds.