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 Wright
Automatic Fly Reels Since 1880 by Pascal R. Grillot as reviewed by Jim Schottenham
New member spotlight – Roger Clark by Betty Bar
River Reflections by Bob Miller
Andrew B. Hendryx Uncaged by Steve Vernon
On the Auction Block by Richard Lodge
The Abraham Coates Reel by A.J. Campbell
The Cornucopia of Reels Offered by AL&W, Toronto
A Tribute to Vernon H. Kirby, Jr. Honorary Member of ORCA
ORCA National Convention Update
And the usual President’s and Editor’s messages and announcements.
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