Author: Paul Manuel

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

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

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