Here are the dates, location, registration form and the preliminary schedule for the 2015 ORCA convention at the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame & Museum. You must be an ORCA member to attend.
Ed Pritchard – 561-818-1081
Butch Carey – 305-745-1873
The show will be held Wednesday June 17, 2015 through Saturday June 20, 2015.
IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum
300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida
Admission to the IGFA Museum will be free to all ORCA members for the duration of the show. The IGFA is a 60,000 square foot museum dedicated to fishing and fishing history. The museum also has the most comprehensive fishing library in the world. If you are doing any research on a project you might keep the library in mind and spend an extra day.
Marriott Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
400 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida
Phone For Reservations: 1-954-342-8333 or toll free 1-888-236-2427
Ask for Old Reel Collectors Room Block
To get the special room rate your reservations must be made by Monday May 25.
Room Rate: $116.00 + taxes a night for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Complimentary shuttle to and from the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport to the Marriott Courtyard.
The Marriott is 5 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport
The Marriott is just an ugly reel toss from the IGFA Museum
Early check-in and registration, cocktails and the shootin’ of the bull … etc.
Casting Contests, Ugly Reel Toss
Fishing contest aboard a drift fishing boat out of Ft. Lauderdale. Time – 1pm until 5pm or 6 pm – Cost About $40.00. Bring Your Own Antique Tackle (BYOAT) – This will be a Blast!!!
For those that don’t care to fish, you can spend the day getting lost in the IGFA Museum, do research in the IGFA library. And don’t forget, just across the parking lot from the museum is a full blown Bass Pro shop.
Breakfast With the Board – Presentations, Official IGFA Museum Tour.
Set-up at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum
Show From 8:30 Until 2:00 or longer – Both ORCA and the IGFA will both be advertising for folks to bring in their old tackle for appraisals and auction. The last show we held at the IGFA saw lots of great tackle come in off the street for auction so plan to stay a while and see what shows up.
Bonus Show for the Hardcore Antique Tackle Fan
The Florida Antique Tackle Collectors (FATC) will be holding a club show in St. Augustine Florida the weekend prior to our ORCA show in Ft. Lauderdale. Come on down for the FATC show starting Friday June 12 and ending Sunday morning June 14, then, take your time and tour on down the coast Monday and Tuesday and end up at the ORCA show on Wednesday in Ft. Lauderdale. Two great tackle shows for the price of one!! FATC shows get busy on Friday and fizzle out a bit by Saturday night. Sunday is for breakdown and shootin’ the bull. This show will have approximately 60 to 80 tables (unlike the Daytona International Show in February/March that has about 400 tables). Here is a link to the FATC web site for more information on the St. Augustine show.
There is a full blown Bass Pro Shop just an ugly reel toss across the parking lot from the IGFA Museum.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all there. If you have any questions please feel free to give Butch or myself a call.