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May 2017 Issue of the Reel News


The May 2017 edition of the ORCA Reel News is being delivered to ORCA members right now and it contains a registration form for our Annual National Convention being held Sept 6-10, 2017 in Branson, MO at the Chateau on the Lake. Don’t delay! Join The Old Reel Collectors Association now and register to join

January 2017 Issue of The Reel News


The January 2017 issue of The Reel News has been shipped and should be making its way to your door! You’ll find it brimming with great articles, research and photos of old reels of every description. Gayles? Check. Meisselbach Tournament Reels? Check. A reel made from an ancient copper coin? Huh? Well, yes. Check. So check

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July 2016 Issue of The Reel News


This issue has highlights of the 2016 National Convention in Gatlinburg Tennessee at Buckberry Lodge.  Read about “Cranking out Smith Reels”, “Pflueger Summit” and Richard Lodge’s Auction Report!

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May Issue of the Reel News


Reel News Editor, Richard Lodge, has done another outstanding job with all of the submittals that you, ORCA members, have contributed. Here’s what’s inside this issue! St. Croix’s Fishing Machine by Charlie Tanner Reels of the Trade – The Gus Habich Reels of Indianapolis by Dr. Todd E.A. Larson February Spinning Reel Report by Ben

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March 2016 Reel News


Here’s what’s in the March Reel News: Trade Reels of Herman Bumiller by Todd E.A. Larson Bronson Website Update by Mark Williams New Member Spotlight – George Di Giovanni, by Betty Barr Ambassador Reels by Tugg-Mason, by Paul Manuel River Reflections, by Bob Miller Jeffrey Reel Handle, by Colby Sorrells Spinning Reel Report by Ben

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January 2016 Reel News


January issue of The Reel News: Todd Larson explores the fishing reels of Walgreen’s Drug Stores in another installment of Reels of the Trade; A look at the skeleton fly reels made by the Canadian company SANDS, by Paul Manuel; Colby Sorrells delves into the unusual world of “Decathlete, ThumbRest and the Castomatics”; Mike Cacioppo

Ideas for Hosting a Regional Meeting in Your Area


By Betty Bar On Thursday December 10, 2015, six ORCA members met in Frankfort at the Kentucky History Center to view some of the most historic antique reels in American angling history.  Manufactured from the mid 1800s and known broadly as “Kentucky Reels”, these reels were arguably the most finely crafted fishing implements ever made and

List Your eBay Items to Benefit ORCA as a Charity


You can designate a portion of your sales at eBay as a donation to ORCA. ORCA has registered with eBay as a qualified non-profit organization to receive donations via eBay listings (auctions, etc.). This was done through the help of member Dave Lucas, and now under the direction of Scott Truex, who also runs the

Teaser – November Reel News – ORCA Online


Here’s a peek at the upcoming November issue of the Reel News! Inside this issue! Marshall-Wells Hardware trade reels, by Todd. E.A. Larson River Reflections, by Bob Miller New member spotlight, by Betty Barr Kopfing up more reels, by Steven K. Vernon Ocean City quality bait casting reels, by Colby Sorrells Ocean City and Edward