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 and author. The question “Who owned [your reel] before you?” came up on the Reel Talk board. The discussion and images are re-capped in the Reel News. Steve Vernon expands on the topic by looking into the mystery behind a nice German silver Conroy, Bissett & Malleson reel. Dr. Todd Larson writes about Fishing Hall of Fame author and rod maker Claude M. Krieder who also machined his own reels. Alan Baracco writes about U.S. Trademarks (from before there were U.S. Trademarks) including one related to fishing tackle. Roger Shultz covers the role of paper collectibles in collecting and research about old reels. You will also enjoy the latest “On the Auction Block” by Richard Lodge. ORCA’s Facebook editor explains why you should go to the ORCA Facebook page, then Like and Share! Now go do it!
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