For sale here is a Billy Pate anti-reverse Tarpon fly reel, made by Tibor. An early RHW reel with black & gold anodizing (serial #R97). 3 3/4" frame with a spool width of 1", the reel weighs 13oz. Mechanically and cosmetically excellent, with one small nick to the top of the frame. The thin case lining has disintegrated, leaving a powdery black residue that cleans up easily. Sold in the original zipper case with Tibor Tarpon logo. Many IGFA records were set with Tibor Billy Pate reels, and they are still making the anti-reverse reels over 45 years later. A rock-solid reel for a variety of saltwater species.
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