Howard Fortune’s Kentucky Reels book is available in the ORCA store. He amassed a large collection of reels made in Kentucky. This book was edited by Dr. Todd Larson, has reel descriptions provided by Jim Schottenham and has photos by Gene Burch. Howard’s impressive collection of 129 reels is summarized in detail in this book.
The November, 2020 ORCA News Letter has been mailed to the Club members. Included in this issue are articles about: H. Warren Denison of Johnson Reels ORCA’s digital presence Julius vom Hofe’s President reel J.A. Coxe and the thrill of the reel hunt A meeting that grew into a great hobby Recognizing ORCA’s Life Members
The September, 2020 ORCA News Letter has been mailed to the Club members. Included in this issue are articles about: Heard & Wilson Canadian trolling reels Meisselbach “Rainbow” fly reels The “Cycloid” casting reel History of the plastic worm The “L.W. Holmes” big game reel Recent reel auction results The 2020 “Virtual Show” schedule
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
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
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
Included in the March Reel News is the 2020 Membership Directory.
The 2020 ORCA National Show Registration Form is contained in the June 2020 News Letter and is available online here National 2020 Registration Form
The ORCA 2020 National Convention will be held in Frankfort, KY on September 16 to 19. You can book your reservations now for the Capital Plaza Hotel in historic downtown Frankfort. Additional information will be posted as it evolves. For more information, go to ORCA2020.
The July 2019 Reel News discusses Dickens to Zebco and a whole lot more in between. This is the next great edition on its way to you. Enjoy! The cover shows off one of the limited edition 70th Anniversary Zebco Model 33 reels presented to each ORCA member that attended the ORCA National Convention in