Reel News

September 2016 Issue of Reel News

This 40 page gem of a magazine features interesting stories about: 2 failed Rockford Illinois reel manufacturers that made The America Reel and the Hastings reel An unusual Allison reel The illusive Sylvanus Meek A female championship caster and her jacket A mystery reel, and What every collector should do to document their collector and

July 2016 Issue of The Reel News

This issue has highlights of the 2016 National Convention in Gatlinburg Tennessee at Buckberry Lodge.  Read about “Cranking out Smith Reels”, “Pflueger Summit” and Richard Lodge’s Auction Report!

May Issue of the Reel News

Reel News Editor, Richard Lodge, has done another outstanding job with all of the submittals that you, ORCA members, have contributed. Here’s what’s inside this issue! St. Croix’s Fishing Machine by Charlie Tanner Reels of the Trade – The Gus Habich Reels of Indianapolis by Dr. Todd E.A. Larson February Spinning Reel Report by Ben

March 2016 Reel News

Here’s what’s in the March Reel News: Trade Reels of Herman Bumiller by Todd E.A. Larson Bronson Website Update by Mark Williams New Member Spotlight – George Di Giovanni, by Betty Barr Ambassador Reels by Tugg-Mason, by Paul Manuel River Reflections, by Bob Miller Jeffrey Reel Handle, by Colby Sorrells Spinning Reel Report by Ben

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