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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.

July 2019 Reel News is in the Mail!

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

The May 2019 Reel News has been published

The May 2019 Reel News has been published and is on the way to ORCA members. Bearing in mind that the ORCA Annual Convention  is being hosted by Zebco just weeks from now in Tulsa, here are some of the topics covered: The birth of Zebco and the first 10 years, written by Dick Braun