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: Billy Pate Tarpon Reel and spare spool


nevada caster
02-07-2003, 11:00 PM
I bought this Billy Pate Tarpon reel and spare spool for a trip, mounted lines on them and practiced casting, and then the trip was cancelled. They are darn close to new condition but under a bright light, you can see some minor handling marks. Buyer can return these in three days if they don't meet his expectations.
This is the anit-reverse model which means no skinned knuckles when the fish takes line. It is rated as a 12 wt floating line and 300 yds of 30# backing. It would even take big spey lines . you can see one at www.tiborreels.com. this reel has the work "guide" engraved on the foot. Comes with original boxes, and covers.
This reel retails fro over $500 and the spools for $200. I am asking $440. email jackk@pobox.com