January 2016 Reel News

January issue of The Reel News: Todd Larson explores the fishing reels of Walgreen’s Drug Stores in another installment of Reels of the Trade; A look at the skeleton fly reels made by the Canadian company SANDS, by Paul Manuel; Colby Sorrells delves into the unusual world of “Decathlete, ThumbRest and the Castomatics”; Mike Cacioppo

Ideas for Hosting a Regional Meeting in Your Area

By Betty Bar On Thursday December 10, 2015, six ORCA members met in Frankfort at the Kentucky History Center to view some of the most historic antique reels in American angling history.  Manufactured from the mid 1800s and known broadly as “Kentucky Reels”, these reels were arguably the most finely crafted fishing implements ever made and

List Your eBay Items to Benefit ORCA as a Charity

You can designate a portion of your sales at eBay as a donation to ORCA. ORCA has registered with eBay as a qualified non-profit organization to receive donations via eBay listings (auctions, etc.). This was done through the help of member Dave Lucas, and now under the direction of Scott Truex, who also runs the

Teaser – November Reel News – ORCA Online

Here’s a peek at the upcoming November issue of the Reel News! Inside this issue! Marshall-Wells Hardware trade reels, by Todd. E.A. Larson River Reflections, by Bob Miller New member spotlight, by Betty Barr Kopfing up more reels, by Steven K. Vernon Ocean City quality bait casting reels, by Colby Sorrells Ocean City and Edward

Teaser – September 2015 Reel News – ORCA Online

We apologize for this tardy preview but better late than never! If you don’t already have your copy of the September issue of the Reel News, it should be making it’s way to your door. ORCA Reel News Editor, Richard Lodge, has put together another fine 40 page club magazine. Here’s what’s coming up! Reels of

Like Us on Facebook!

The ORCA Facebook page is up and running again with lots of activity. Vice president Dick Braun, President Betty Barr, and Reel News Editor Richard Lodge have been instrumental in reviving the page and getting ORCA back into the 21st Century! Visit us at Facebook to “Like” and “Share” our page with your friends and family. Don’t

Teaser – July 2015 Reel News – ORCA Online

Coming very soon to your mailbox, the July 2015 Reel News, a 48-page issue packed with articles, essays, auction reports and coverage – in words and photos – of the ORCA National in Dania Beach, Fla. Todd Larson penned the definitive piece on A. G. Spalding reels, profiling the man who had a huge impact

ORCA’s 25th Anniversary – That’s a Lot of Reels!

Waxing nostalgic, ORCA Founder, Mike Nogay, and several charter members recalled some of the early days of this great organization and its formation on November 1, 1990. From Ed Pritchard: “I still remember the “on the spot founding” of ORCA at the tackle meet on East Broad St. and Hamilton Rd. in Columbus Ohio. Some