Author: Paul Manuel

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

ANTIQUE FISHING REELS, Second Edition


  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

ORCA Convention Hotel Update


The ORCA convention is looking to be a big one. The host hotel (Clarion) is completely filled and we exceeded our held block. The spillover hotel is Quality Inn, less than a mile away. The phone number is 520-979-3321. They still have 20 rooms available, ranging in cost from $102 to $119 night. Book quickly!

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

March 2018 Reel News


Excerpt from the President’s Message: … This year’s convention, running from June 20 to 23, in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is shaping up to be a good one in which we are offering new events and opportunities catering to first-time attendees. Let’s start with the location. Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Potomac and

January 2018 Reel News!


        The January 2018 edition of The Reel News is on the way to ORCA members around the world! In this issue, ORCA President David Lehmann discusses ORCA’s expanded and streamlined online resources, recognizing a number of our past reel research contributors. Read about new ORCA member Emmett Babler – collector, historian

2018 ORCA Annual Convention & Show


  June 20-23, 2018 – Reelin’ on the River – ORCA Annual Convention & Show Clarion Inn, Harpers Ferry, WV  ORCA National Convention 2018 Registration Form Reelin’ on the River! The 2018 ORCA National Convention will be held at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and run from Wednesday evening, June 20, through Saturday afternoon, June 23.

November 2017 Edition of The Reel News


          The November 2017 REEL NEWS has been published and has something for everyone! This edition’s front cover features an amazing Bradley reel bearing a historic inscription. The Reel News has a fascinating story to go with, entitled “Never say Never”. ORCA President David Lehmann recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our