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We have a large collection of new old stock Hardy and other British reels. Plus vintage reels from Billy Pate's estate - inc. Inc large collection British very rare early reels and catalogs. The one pic in this listing has sample of some to be listed - message us if your a collector.Flies and reels from Billy Pates personal collection see listings or message us if collector. X 12 flies in large manufactured modern wood black painted presentation case with glass cover. Approx 10 x 16 x 2 inch - weight approx 4 lb.
Some with leader / line/ IGFA class tippett still attached - see ics to determine - or ask q's 1st. Used by Billy Pate comes with COA.
Some wear and scratches and marks see pics. Some info on Tibor / Billy Pate and reels.The name Billy Pate is linked with incredible, mind blowing, fly fishing records, as well as with the renowned Billy Pate Fly Reels made by Ted Jurascik and designed with Billy's close collaboration (a series of reels that were among the first to feature an anti-reverse system, and have since caught 225 world records on fly). The amazing thing is that Billy was not a professional guide, outfitter, captain, writer, instructor, agent... In the sense that fly fishing was not his livelihood, he did at some point co-own a very famous shop in Islamorada "World Wide Sportsman" for many years (together with Islamorada fishing guide George Hommell) but he did it out of pure passion since as wealthy person he did not need it to make a living; he was just an incredible genuine sincere passionate fly fisherman, the ultimate international all time sportsman.
Billy was a huge innovator, unsurpassed as a fly fisherman, knowledgeable, a champion angler and a world class gentleman. He pioneered many incredible elements. Billy drew world wide notoriety in 1982 for a 188 pound tarpon he caught on 16-pound test tippet, a class record that stood for 21 years, and a fish that was at the time, the largest tarpon ever caught on a fly.His world record tarpon drew instant notoriety that followed Billy throughout his life. He made many videos and fished countless countries (a grat video being "The Challenge of the Giant Tarpon"). He pioneered fishing for sailfish and marlin on fly from scratch. Billy's thoughts on how to pursue that accomplishment "it had to be a team effort" that would start with teasing the fish until it "lit up", stopping the engine, picking up the teaser and instantly casting the fly, hoping for the billfish to go for it. A holder of many fly rod world records including tarpon, all types of billfish, mako shark, jack crevalle, bonefish, redfish and grouper, Billy was one of the first to discover giant tarpon off the African coast after exploring and scouting even the coast of Brazil, and was the first to catch six billfish species on fly --- blue, black, white and striped marlin, and Atlantic and Pacific sailfish. Billy may be world known for two passions, tarpon and steelhead; however what most of the world may not know about is Billy's passion for huge brown trout and his great irresistible passion for Patagonia. Billy went down to Argentina for 25 straight years in search of the world record brown trout on fly, and he came "this" close to reaching his goal. He would stay at the Hosteria Chimehuin earlier and at Roca Jalil's cabins later, both in the town of Junin de los Andes in northern Patagonia for two or three months every year (Feb, March, April), and he would fish the boca stretch of the Chimehuin River every day from dawn to dusk.
Billy was also one of the true pioneers of fly fishing in Argentina to the point that there is a very famous huge flat rock at the boca of the Chimehuin named after him: the Billy Pate Rock, from which he liked to fish (unlike most of the boca fishers at the time). According to Billy, it was the late Joe Brooks who first told him about the wonders of the Chimehuin "boca" and its huge brown trout. The famous Joe Brooks, a champion fisherman a great fly fishing writer and a big boca fan, known as the inventor of the term "boca fever"; Joe Brooks was also a true pioneer of fly fishing in Argentina, but that is part of another story.
Billy made many good and loyal friends in Argentina, he has fished hundreds of times with Argtentine fishing pioneers and legends such as Jorge Donovan, Bebe Anchorena, Eliseo Fernandez, Prince Charles Radziwill to mention some, all of whom he became close friends with. He shared with them those magical early years of fly fishing in Patagonia and during the later part of that era too. He was as much of a fly fishing Argentine pioneer as they were.There ws a deep admiration Billy had for Bebe Anchorena. According to his sayings " he thought Bebe was the finest fly-fisherman that ever walked the face of the Earth "after catching a world record brown trout on a fly as well as a record bonefish, not to mention the two 17-pound brown trout Bebe caught on dry fly. In 1976 Billy participated of an expedition to the Bermejo River in the Salta Province in northern Argentina together with Mono Villa (who filmed the expedition), Bill Barnes, Jorge Donovan, Dionisio Angel, Diego Guglielmi and others, to explore the possibilities of fishing for golden freshwater dorado on fly.
Billy caught several golden dorado, his biggest was 15 kilos (33 pounds) the biggest that trip and maybe a world record on fly at that time, who knows... , while Bill Barnes caught golden dorado up to 12 kilos. So Billy can be regarded also as a pioneer of fly fishing for golden dorado, few people may be aware of this. Founded by Tibor "Ted" Juracsik, Tibor Reels are among the most admired by saltwater anglers. After fleeing Hungary in the 1950's, Ted took up his love of fishing in America, and used his machinist background to begin designing reels.His early anti-reverse Billy Pate models - first built in 1975 - put Ted on the map as a serious reelmaker and are still among the most recognized models by saltwater anglers. Though most Tibor reels today are contemporary in design, the company still makes Billy Pate models in several sizes. MORE WORLD RECORDS HAVE BEEN SET WITH TIBOR REELS. THAN ANY OTHER FLY REEL IN HISTORY. 1975 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. This precision piece of equipment is designed and constructed to withstand the most demanding fly fishing environments. While there are over 350 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. The Anti-reverse action of Billy Pate reels is the stuff of legend among thousands of Billy Pate owners. If you are new to these fantastic, incredibly durable reels, you may be wondering how Anti-reverse works.
The handle only turns in one direction--as line is wound into the reel. The handle and the spool are controlled by independent gears, so there is an actual outgoing drag on the spool for fighting fish. And the drag is an incredibly smooth, powerful, and superior drag that is controlled by the exterior gear located conveniently on the inner hub of the handle.
The Billy Pate drags can be instantly adjusted from a light setting to one that will practically halt the charge of any big game fish. From Large estate of mostly English reels and Reels / flies from estate of Billy Pate many vintage and rare reels and catalogs not yet listed. Message us directly if collector.
An ENTIRE COLLECTION from a PRIVATE ESTATE collection of very rare and the BEST fishing REELS, CATALOGS, AND MORE. MESSAGE US IF YOUR A COLLECTOR.
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