2013 Convention

2013 Convention


Old Reel Collectors Association National Convention

September 5th-7th, 2013 Thursday-Saturday Frankfort, KY

Largest Display of KY Reels Ever Assembled!

  • Collectors
  • Local Museums
  • Heirlooms of Milam Family

Convention Highlights

  • Annual Fishing Tournament

    Thursday morning on the classic smallmouth bass waters of the Elkhorn Creek

  • Presentations

    By Local and National Kentucky Reel Experts

  • Daily Excursions

    Historic Frankfort Tours including the grave sites of the Meek, Milam and Gayle Families

  • Public Viewing Saturday and Hotel

  • These exquisite collections are available at Convention Headquarters at the Capital Plaza Hotel on the KY River in downtown Frankfort.  Call 502-227-5100 and mention ORCA for our group rate.
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Don’t miss this chance to view these collections! It won’t happen again in our lifetimes!
Registration & Details orcaonline.org

2013 ORCA National Convention in Frankfort, Kentucky

Thursday, September 5th, Friday, September 6th, and Saturday, September 7th!

The theme of this year’s show is Kentucky Reels Come Home and due to the concerted work of ORCA members Betty Barr and Don Kleier, natives of Frankfort and dedicated Kentucky reel collectors, we will have the first reunion of the Milam family collection! This will include many, many never before seen in public reels, catalogs, original shingle, etc.

If you only have one or two, or two dozen, Kentucky reels, we encourage you to make certain you can be at this gathering! We will have a display room with 24-hour security just to make absolutely certain these precious treasures will get the protection they deserve.

More exciting news. We are working out the details to have a commemorative book documenting the reels brought in to this show from collectors so we will have a record of the amazing gathering of Kentucky reels!

The Capital City Museum is working with us, as are the Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Outdoor Writer’s Association, and local businesses. We hope the KY History Center will be on board as well.

This will be a very popular show and you will want to book early.  I strongly suggest if you want a table to contact Roger about registration as soon as information becomes available in the coming weeks. Double bed rooms will be $88 and suites $179 per night.

I believe this will be the greatest gathering of these historic reels in history. It will be an ORCA convention to remember…don’t miss it!