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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

ORCA 2020 National Convention Announced


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.