Estate of Billy Pate Auction

The estate of the legendary saltwater angler Billy Pate is holding a personal auction of personal effects.  Among the auction items are rods, reels, thousands of flies, original artwork and photographs that belonged to Pate.  The auction begins at Pate’s Islamorada residence on Thursday, May 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm, with an exclusive preview party of the collection benefiting Bonefish Tarpon Trust for a $25 donation. A public preview will then be held on Friday and Saturday May 18 and 19. The public auction will then get underway beneath a large tent, kicking off at 1 pm that Saturday.

For more information visit, or contact Richard W. Oliver, Auctioneer at 207-985-3600 or email

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