Teaser – May 2015 Reel News – ORCA Online

Editor Richard Lodge has done another wonderful job of putting together the Reel News for ORCA members. If you have not yet received a copy, it should be on its way. Thank you to everyone that contributed, including: Jim Madden – A Breakthrough on the South Bend #1131A, Mystery reel of 1913; Wayne Benson –

Teaser – March 2015 Reel News – ORCA Online

Just a glimpse of the cover, showing a photo of Ernest Hemingway and a monster tuna that he caught with a reel made by Elwin Knowles. An article about Knowles and his rare reels is in this issue, along with a piece on the Schoenfeld-Gutter Co. reels; Ocean City’s early days; the Clark Brothers and

New Honorary Member – Vernon H. Kirby, Jr.

Please help ORCA welcome our newest Honorary Member, Vernon H. Kirby, Jr.! Mr. Kirby joins a distinguished list of ORCA members and non-members deemed to have made a major contribution in the field of fishing reel collecting or the history pertaining thereto. Congratulations! Vernon H. Kirby, Jr. Vern is a polymath of fishing history and tackle.

Teaser – January 2015 Reel News – ORCA Online

Once you thumb through the January 2015 issue of the Reel News, you’ll agree with Mike N. that this is one of the most outstanding issues of our club news magazine: “Having published the very first issue of the Reel News some 25 years ago, I feel safe in saying that the January 2015 issue

Teaser – November 2014 Reel News

Editor Richard Lodge has done another great job and the November Reel News should have arrived in the mail (or should soon). There are some interesting and rare reels featured. What’s in it? Well, Steve Vernon and Mike Murphy have identified a new Kentucky reelmaker and Warren Platt tells the story of meeting a very

New Feature Release for Reel Talk Message Board

ORCA’s Reel Talk message board now has a feature allowing you to almost upload your images directly into your post, thanks to many hours of hard work by our web administrator. Check it out here or just get started. New Image Uploading and Insertion Feature For many reasons, old images get broken or lost and

Teaser – July 2014 Reel News

A lot of great stuff, including another fine Penn reel article by Mike, an excellent “Reels of the Trade” by Todd Larson, my take on the interesting James Haywood, Birmingham, reels from England, made in the early 1800s, and a lot more. I dropped them off at the post office and they should be at

Teaser – March 2014 Reel News

Here’s a preview of the March 2014 issue of The Reel News. Richard Lodge has put together another outstanding issue of feature articles that includes Thumb Reels by Bill Stuart; Tournament Reels by Todd E.A. Larson; Tenacity, Networking and Some Luck – A Rare Zebco, by Dick Braun; Copies and Faces by Butch Carey. There

ORCA Receives Coveted IGFA Award

ORCA has received an award from the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for its exceptional work and contribution to preserving and sharing the history of the fishing reel and its makers. On December 17, 2013, the IGFA recognized ORCA as a member of the Historical Angling Organizations of the World. Michael Farrior, Historian for the