Old Reel Collectors Association (ORCA) through donations to a special fund by
many of its members in tribute to the late Robert Paul Ellis, who
developed this and other sites dedicated to documenting and preserving the
history of old fishing reels.
This is a collective Ocean City (or as OC) reel site where all can get information on their OC reels, or their OC trade reels. First published on 12-28-12. Under “More” we have 7 more pages of different OC reels.
This site is currently under construction and more info and pics will be added as time allows. Left click on the pictures to enlarge and some will have words underneath to help identify the pic. Most information within is taken from old catalogs and ads so dates and descriptions are made to the best of our knowledge.
If you like Bronson reels check out our other website which we created and published on 8-23-11, here is that link, take a look at that site too! http://www.bronsonreelphotos.com/ There you will see many reels with gorgeous ornate designs. Both of these collective websites are the only ones of their kind and we are very proud to be able to show these sites with all their photos and information.
Robert Ellis was a very active member of ORCA and a member of the NFLCC. He passed away October 2013 and will be missed by all of us. He was a friend to many and a truly enjoyed this reel collecting hobby immensely. We all rely on help from other collectors to help out with these websites, so all of us can learn. Please keep reading on to see more links to websites of some of the most knowledgeable authors and the reels they collect.yuu
is the link.
Here are some more links to some great sites
on vintage reels and fishing tackle
Author Jim Scottenham www.sidemountreels.com
Author Phil White http://oldreels.com/
Author Dr. Todd Larson http://fishinghistory.blogspot.com/http://luresnreels.com/
Author Ron Gast http://luresnreels.com/
Author Steve Vernon http://antiquefishingreels.info/
Author Ed Pritchard http://www.antiquefishingreels.com/
Author Joe Yates http://www.joesoldlures.com/wwwboard/
Author Wayne Benson http://waynesreelcollectibles.weebly.com/
Author Wallace Carney http://mitchellReelMuseum.com/
Special Thanks to – Robert Ellis –
Daryl Rodenberger, Mark Williams, Jonathan Kring and Wayne Benson for their help and information.Website Editor, Jeff Johnson