The Greatest Saltwater Fly Reel Ever — that’s our claim at Essential Flyfisher, not Ted Juracsik’s. Ted is far too modest.
Forty three years ago, in 1976, Ted Juracsik introduced his first Anti-Reverse Tarpon Reel designated the Billy Pate. This Tibor series continues today and includes three Anti-Reverse models, for rod weights 6-12.
No other reel has matched the 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. This is a reel for life and to then hand on to the next angler. It is not fashionable, but it does look cool, it has style and longevity.
Ted says reels should survive the drop test. Drop it on a rock and it will keep working just the same. We believe these will do that and more.
Over 350 World Records attest to its performance, but you don’t have to be interested in records to appreciate this reel. This is a reel for life.
Classic Anti-Reverse design.
Large diameter impregnated Main Drag for ulta-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.
Rim control for additional braking.
Made and assembled in the U.S.A. from solid bar stock aluminum.
Weight: 8.2 oz.
Frame Size: 3.5″ x 1.65″
Rod Weights: 7-8-9
300 yds. with WF7F
285 yds. with WF8F
275 yds. with WF9F
All with 20 lb. backing
Salmon, Steelhead, Bonefish, Redfish,
Dorado, Small Tarpon
Weight: 11.5 oz.
Frame Size: 3.75″ x 1.96″
Rod Weights: 10-11-12
350 yds. with WF10F
320 yds. with WF11F
300 yds. with WF12F
All with 30 lb. backing
Tarpon, Stripers, King Salmon, Dorado, Shark