Introduced in 1976, the Billy Pate Reel has set a standard of performance and achievement that may remain unequalled by any other saltwater fly reel. These anti-reverse reels are constructed with a traditional spool arbor for maximum backing capacity. Virtually maintenance-free, the Pates are by every measure among the most durable reels ever designed. Over the last 30 years, more than 200 saltwater world records have been claimed on Pate reels. Included with the advertised price, each Pate reel comes engraved with its namesake fish.