The ORCA FISHING REEL HISTORY page gives readers a brief history of the development of fishing reels from ancient times through the 20th century.
Reel facts can also be found on a number of educational reel research websites, funded and operated by the Old Reel Collectors Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Here is a list of the ORCA reel research sites:
You can search for information on reels and makers using the search box in the main menu of the ORCA Home Page. You can also find other information about reels and makers within the years of discussions in Reel Talk using Reel Talk Advanced Search.