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July 2020 “The Reel News” is in the mail.


Included in this Issue: ORCA’s National 2020 Virtual Online Show The AUCTION REPORT History of the Ashaway Line and Twine Co. Rare, marked Clark Brothers fishing reel The Redifor ‘Umbrella’ Famous painter, author, ORCA member dies at 80 The unlikely success of Penn Reels Walter Durfee Coggeshall – An American living in London in the

ORCA National Convention in Frankfort, KY Has Been Cancelled.


The ORCA National 2020 Meeting in Frankfort, KY on September 16-19 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and replaced by our first ORCA National 2020 Virtual Online Show.  If you have reservations at the hotel in Frankfort, please cancel them. We invite all members to participate in a variety of activities that will

May 2020 ORCA Reel News is in the Mail!


The Mystery of Those Little Handles Frederick Malleson and His Multiplying Fly Reel Compensating Pivot Screw Reels – Abbey & Imbrie, NY Member Spotlight – Stan “Buster” Cowton Fishing Reels are Interesting What Happened to Meisselbach