Monday, April 18, 2011
Billy Pate Dies
Billy Pate the legendary salt water angler has died at the age of 80. He died of Alzheimer's disease. Pate, at one time, held the world record for the largest tarpon caught on fly rod . It was a 188-pounder on 16-pound tippet in 1982. He also was the first angler to catch all six of the world’s bill-fish species on fly rod.