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May 2021 Reel News


The May 2021 Reel News contains new and interesting articles. “Some Real Real Makers” – Steve Vernon “The First Version of the Alcedo Micron” – Sergio Di Marco “Florida Gold” – Ron Gast “The Heart of Reel Collecting” – Todd E.A. Larson “The Horton-Meek Acquisition: A Deeper Look” – Bill Muth “Member Spotlight: Randy Anderson”

2021 ORCA Convention in San Diego, CA


Please plan on attending this years convention in San Diego, CA. The Convention will be held at the Kona Kai Hotel from September 6th through the 9th, 2021. See the Convention Registration Form and Agenda below. Send your completed registration form and payment to the Roger Schulz. For detailed questions about the Convention, please contact

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The March 2021 Reel News


The March 2021 Reel News contains interesting fishing reel articles contributed by ORCA Members like yourself. Included in this issue: ORCA National in San Diego, Sept. 6-8 The Automatic Reels (Part I) – Yawman & Erbe Reel The reel story of the Oil Industry – Atwood Reel ORCA member profile: Tom Harwood Peetz fishing tackle

Got Your November 2020 Reel News Yet? It’s Coming!


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

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The September, 2020 Reel News has been mailed


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

July 2020 “The Reel News” is in the mail.


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

ORCA National Convention in Frankfort, KY Has Been Cancelled.


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

May 2020 ORCA Reel News is in the Mail!


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