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Teaser – January 2015 Reel News – ORCA Online

Once you thumb through the January 2015 issue of the Reel News, you’ll agree with Mike N. that this is one of the most outstanding issues of our club news magazine: “Having published the very first issue of the Reel News some 25 years ago, I feel safe in saying that the January 2015 issue

Teaser – November 2014 Reel News

Editor Richard Lodge has done another great job and the November Reel News should have arrived in the mail (or should soon). There are some interesting and rare reels featured. What’s in it? Well, Steve Vernon and Mike Murphy have identified a new Kentucky reelmaker and Warren Platt tells the story of meeting a very

New Feature Release for Reel Talk Message Board

ORCA’s Reel Talk message board now has a feature allowing you to almost upload your images directly into your post, thanks to many hours of hard work by our web administrator. Check it out here or just get started. New Image Uploading and Insertion Feature For many reasons, old images get broken or lost and

Teaser – July 2014 Reel News

A lot of great stuff, including another fine Penn reel article by Mike, an excellent “Reels of the Trade” by Todd Larson, my take on the interesting James Haywood, Birmingham, reels from England, made in the early 1800s, and a lot more. I dropped them off at the post office and they should be at

Teaser – March 2014 Reel News

Here’s a preview of the March 2014 issue of The Reel News. Richard Lodge has put together another outstanding issue of feature articles that includes Thumb Reels by Bill Stuart; Tournament Reels by Todd E.A. Larson; Tenacity, Networking and Some Luck – A Rare Zebco, by Dick Braun; Copies and Faces by Butch Carey. There

ORCA Receives Coveted IGFA Award

ORCA has received an award from the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for its exceptional work and contribution to preserving and sharing the history of the fishing reel and its makers. On December 17, 2013, the IGFA recognized ORCA as a member of the Historical Angling Organizations of the World. Michael Farrior, Historian for the

Teaser – January 2014 Reel News

What’s in the January 2014 Reel News?   A fascinating piece on “a reel Edsel (the ABU EON) by Phil White; an article by Dennis Buranek on the Thompson fly reels, which were well-made reels prized by quite a few steelhead fishermen and savvy reel collectors; a great piece on manual line pickups on spinning