Author: Paul Manuel

ABU Record 1946 Catalog added to ORCA Library

A color digitized copy of the ABU Record 1946 Catalog has been added to ORCA Library. This is a brand holding for the ORCA Library. ORCA Members that have set up their own Store Account with a Member account designation can download their own copy. Check out the ORCA Online Library inside the ORCA Online

2019 ORCA Patch featuring the ZEBCO 33 – now in stock!

The new 2019 ORCA patch featuring the Zebco 33 fishing reel is now in the ORCA online Store. Set up a Store Account to purchase this item online with PayPal. Direct links to ORCA patches in the ORCA online store.…/orca-patch-2019-zebco…/    

November 2018 Reel News is in the mail!

              The November 2018 Reel News is in the mail to ORCA members. Here is a preview of what is inside: ORCA President David Lehmann announces that our 2019 Convention will be held in Tulsa, hosted by Zebco! He also introduces 2 new premium classes of ORCA membership. ORCA

River Reflections: Essays on Life and Fly Fishing

    Great news! ORCA’s own Bob Miller’s newest book — River Reflections: Essays on Life and Fly Fishing — is off to press and will be an ORCA Exclusive! And what a book! Many of you have read his writings in the Reel News, well this book collects those, essays from his long out-of-print

Sept 2018 REEL NEWS is on the way!

  The September 2018 REEL NEWS has been published and is in the mail to ORCA members!     In this issue- ORCA President David Lehmann discusses the intersection of art, science and fishing reels. Reel News Editor Richard Lodge asks: “What kind of a reel collector are you?”. Dr. Todd E.A. Larson tells the

Fishing Reel Research Updates to Patent Pages

Take note of these new Fishing Reel Research (FRR) updates to U.S. Reel Patent pages. A list of U.S. Design Patents for reels and combos has been provided by Alan Baracco. As well, a consolidated list of Pflueger & Enterprise Manufacturing Co reel related patents has been added. Both lists of patent numbers have hyperlinks

July 2018 Reel News is in the mail!

The July 2018 Reel News is in the mail! It features a new front page design with a great photo of the Oscar Allen reel by Scott Edwards (and his excellent article inside), a good variety of articles and coverage – in words and photos – of the 2018 ORCA convention. If you do not


  ORCA is pleased to announce the availability of a highly anticipated new book: ANTIQUE FISHING REELS, Second Edition by Steven K. Vernon   Do you have any reels made by William Rodgers? Edwin Judge? Paul Berner? Do you have any Alt reels (not something concocted by politicians in Washington, D.C.) Any reels made by

May 2018 Reel News

                          The May 2018 edition of the Reel News has been published and hard copies are on their way to ORCA members around the world. This is the 2018 Convention issue with details in the blue centre spread. In the President’s Message, David