2016 National Schedule

2016 National Schedule

ORCA NATIONAL CONVENTION – 2016

Old Reel Collectors Association, Inc

 

“Going Back to Buckberry in the Smokies”

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

 

June 8-11, 2016

Schedule of Events

 Be sure to check the Reel Talk 2016 Convention Section for the most current schedule updates!

*Lunch May Be Available for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Form of Grilled Hamburgers and Hotdogs*

 

Wednesday, June 8

Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 A.M.)

Meals on Your Own

Morning:        Early arrival and room trading.

Afternoon:     Early arrival and room trading.

ORCA Registration Desk Open in Lodge– Roger Schulz

Display set-up in Board Room – Roger to coordinate

Silent Auction Set-up in Board Room – Roger to coordinate

Evening:         Wine and Reels at Conference Center – 6 P.M. 

Snacks provided.

Wine is being donated by several ORCA members.

Bring your favorite reel, an unknown reel or a very weird reel

Evening Meal on Your Own

 

Thursday, June 9

Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 A.M.)

Lunch on Your Own – Guests can sign up for lunch at the Lodge

Morning:        Arrival and room trading.

ORCA Registration Desk Open in Lodge throughout the Day

Silent Auction Throughout the Day in Board Room

Displays available for viewing and setup all day in Board Room

9:30 A.M.  Colby Sorrells, Certified Fly Casting Instructor, and Dave                           Carson, Riverkeeper, will be holding a fly casting clinic on outside lawn area.

Afternoon:     Fishing Contest with Antique Tackle (1:00 p.m.)

See Henry Caldwell and Jim Schottenham – Sign up at registration. Private stream – no fishing license required.  Fly fishing only.

Evening:         Wine and Reels at the Board Room – 6 P.M.  

Snacks provided.  Wine is being donated by several ORCA members.

View reel and other fishing tackle displays.

Evening Meal on Your Own

 

Friday, June 10

Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 A.M.)

 Lunch on Your Own – Guests can sign up for lunch at the Lodge

Morning:        Breakfast with the Board – 8 A.M.

Casting Contest and Ugly Reel Throwing Contest – 9 A.M.  – Henry Caldwell

ORCA Registration Desk Open in Lodge throughout the Day

Silent Auction Throughout the Day in Board Room – Ends at 5 P.M.

Displays available for viewing and setup all day in Board Room

Afternoon:     Seminars at Pavilion (1:30 P.M.)

Bill Hoerter  – “Early U.S.A. Fishing Reel Styles”

Craig Barber – “Why Can’t We Simply Get Along:  A Look at the Enterprise Manufacturing, the E. A. Pflueger, and the Akron  Reel Companies”

Craig Barber – H. W. Martin, Jeweler, Optician, and Inventor, and the Martin Reel Company”

Roger Schulz  – “Are You Prepared”

Judging of Displays

Show Setup – 4 P.M. in Conference Center

Evening:         Annual Banquet – 6 P.M. – Sign up in advance during registration

Notification of Award Winners for Casting Contest, Fishing Contest, Stu Lawson Ugly Reel Toss, and Displays

Guest speaker – Bill Burke, “World and North American Tournament Casting”

 

Saturday, June 11

Complimentary Breakfast (7 – 10 A.M.)

Lunch on Your Own/Box Lunch

All Day Saturday Show will be from 8 am until 3 pm.

(Please do not take down prior to the end of the show)

Registration Desk Open – Conference Center

Member setup begins at 8 am.

Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 3 .pm.

Auctions throughout the day – Jim Schottenham

Must be a member of ORCA to be part of the auction

Evening:  Visit and Tour Fire Flies

 

Sunday, June 12

Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 A.M..)

Member Departure by 11 A.M.

 


Additional Information

– Bring Along a Reel or Tackle Item to Donate to the Silent Auction

– Fishing Contest will consist of Fly Fishing Only (Help will be provided)

– We may have some Fire Fly Trips Friday and Saturday Night  beginning at about 9 P.M.

– Banquet meal will have to be paid in advance at registration desk.

 

 

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