2021 ORCA National Show – San Diego, CA

2021 ORCA National Show – San Diego, CA

2021 San Diego Show Hotel

The 2021 Old Reel Collectors Association National Show will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, CA on September 6 -9, 2021. This beautiful hotel is located at 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA. To make hotel reservations, call 619-221-8000. The special convention room rate of $159 is available only until Aug 7. You must ask for the Old Reel Collectors Association block. The show is only open to current ORCA members and their family. The show registration fee is $35 per family, selling tables are $35 each, and special exhibit only tables are free. Download the Registration Form. Send your registration form and fees to the ORCA secretary, Roger Schultz 160 Shoreline Walk, Alpharetta, GA 30022. Or use the ORCA online store to register electronically and pay via PayPal or credit card.

This is the premier annual event for collectors and historians of old fishing reels and tackle. This annual event continues our tradition of fun activities and events for antique angling collectors.

Schedule of Events

Date and TimeEvent
Monday, September 6th
1:00 PMRegistration Table Open
1:00 PMSilent Auction Set-up
3:00 PMRoom check-in commences
6:00 PM to 8:00 PMWine and Reels, Meet and Greet, Bring a Reel
8:00 PM to ???Room Trading
Tuesday, September 7th
8:00 AMRegistration Table Open
8:00 AMORCA Store Open
8:00 AMSilent Auction Open All Day
7:00 AM to 9 AMFishing Contest at Pier
9:00 AM to 10 AMContinental Breakfast with the Board, Outside the Hotel
10 AM to 12:00 NoonCasting Contest (NLW, LW, Spinning Reel)
12:00 PMLunch on your own
1:00 PM to 4:00 PMSeminars
 Northwest Reels and Unknown Reels – Tom Harwood and Russell Christianson
History of the Fly Reel – Jim Brown
Big Game Reels and Reel Makers – Ed Pritchard
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMDinner on your own
7:00 PM to ??Room Trading
Wednesday, September 8 th
7:00 AM to 8:00 AMBreakfast on your own
8:00 AMRegistration Table Open/Table Set-up/Display Set-up
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMShow Room Open All Day, Tackle off the street. Displays will be judged.
4:30 PMSilent Auction Ends
6:00 PM – 7:00 PMSocializing and Cash Bar, Pre-Banquet
7:00 PM – 8:30 PMBanquet, Annual Meeting, Display Awards
Thursday, September 9 th
8:00 AM – 11:00 AMCheckout if you are leaving, Take down tables
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMRoom Trading

Download the Official Schedule of Events