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William "Billy" Pate Preview Party to Benefit BTT

The historical collection of the late William “Billy” Pate will be auctioned on Saturday May 19th, at 1pm in Islamorada, Florida.  Prior to the auction, on Thursday evening May 17 from 5pm-8pm there will be a $25 per person preview party with proceeds to benefit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.  To attend the Thursday evening preview party please *R.S.V.P. to rwolivers@roadrunner.com or call 207-985-3600.  The preview party and auction will be held at Billy’s residence.

The auction will feature the entire collection of the IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) Hall-of-Famer Bill Pate. Included will be the trophy art collection of various artists: Guy Harvey, R.H. Lichitenwalner, 19 Millard Wells watercolors (several from the 1970s), T. Borski and others. Billy’s fly rod collection includes several rods used by him during his world record tarpon, sailfish, and marlin fishing tournaments. Also showcased will be assorted flyrods and reels, along with hundreds of tarpon, sailfish, and marlin flies. Don’t miss the world-record mounts such as tarpon, sailfish, marlin, and more. This collection also includes books, photographs, photo albums, and other Pate memoribilia, clothing, fishing gear and more!  Click here to review the entire catalog of items available for auction.

If you are unable to attend the Thursday evening advance preview party, a public preview of the collection will be available Friday, and Saturday prior to the 1pm auction.


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