2016 Convention

2016 Convention

The Old Reels Collectors Association 2016 National Convention

To be held at the Lodge at Buckberry Creek

961 Campbell Lead Road
Gatlinburg, TN

June 8-11, 2016

 Buckberry Lodge

Show Location & Information:

Our show set up will be at the Buckberry Lodge atop the Great Smoky Mountains, located next to the Smoky Mountain National Park, with breathtaking views of the Mount LeConte. The McLean family has created an Adirondack style lodge with authentic Adirondack antiques from upstate New York, reminiscent of the Great Camps of America.  With a creekside pavilion and traditional lean-to that will serve as sites for some of our seminars, this rustic lodge is the perfect place to come with the family for a weekend of fun, reels and friendship.

The Lodge website is www.buckberrylodge.com

We hope to have a large display of fishing reels developed by our members.  These will be on display from Wednesday through Saturday.  A Silent Auction will also be held for several days.  We encourage participants to bring along a display and also make a donation to the Silent Auction.  On two separate nights we will be hosting “Wine and Reels” at no cost to our members.  Also a banquet is planned for Friday night.

Tables & Registration:

Registration is $25.00 per member with tables for non exhibit items costing $30.00 each.  Tables that are to be used for exhibiting reel displays will be free.

Registration Form

Schedule and Agenda

(For the very latest schedule updates, visit the Reel Talk Forum 2016 Convention section)


The Lodge offers three room styles, each with a fireplace and private balcony. Breakfast is included daily, and the fine restaurant and dining area offers a great selection fine food and drinks.   Room rates are as follows:

$145.00 per Lodge Suite, per night, single and/or double occupancy.

$145.00 per Premium Lodge Suite, per night, single and/or double occupancy.

$165.00 per Gallery Suite, per night, single and/or double occupancy.

$165,00 per Premium Gallery Suite, per night, single and/or double occupancy.

$215.00 per Grand Suite, per night, single and/or double occupancy.

-Mention ORCA when you register with Buckberry-

-For Reservations call 1-866-30-LODGE

The Show:

Our table set up and show will take place on Saturday, June 11th, with the public invited to visit with us and view all our displays. Regional and local advertising for our event as well as a few national publications announcing our arrival at the lodge will give us an opportunity to show new potential members what reel collecting is all about, so please plan on bringing a display with you when you come!

Bring the Family:

The Smoky Mountains are a great destination for family members, with Pigeon Forge a short drive away, and endless shopping opportunities, galleries, shows, amusement parks and endless other events that will be certain to entertain everyone!