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January 2022 Reel News Cover

The January 2022 Reel News


Hold on to your hats. The January 2022 edition of the Reel News newsletter is coming. Starting with this issue, all Reel News publications will be in full color with great reel photos.

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The November 2021 Reel News


The November 2021 Issue of the ORCA Reel News Magazine has been mailed. Included in this issue are the following articles: – Evolution of the first Penn Senator – Go-Ite Manufacturing Company – Julius Vom Hofe’s classic perforated rim trout reel – Ron Gast’s one-page guide to restoring finish on old reels – The Hastings

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The September 2021 Reel News


Included in this issue: John Kopf’s “Squires Reel” – Henry Caldwell & Roger Schulz Kentucky Reel Museum Opens in Frankfort – Matt Wickham Olympic HM4 and HM-Auto 40 Reels – Dr. Todd Larson A Guide for Grading Reels – Steve Vernon A Hobby or an Addiction? – John Stephenson The “Wells ” Reel – Complied

July 2021 Reel News

The July 2021 Reel News is in the Mail


Included in this issue are some interesting articles. Carlton Mfg. Co. / Rochester Reel Co. Automatic Fly Reels- Roger Schulz Member Spotlight: Bill Girvan – Betty Barr Malleson, Moog and the First Pflueger Reels – Steve Vernon The Trade Reels of Rawlings Sporting Goods – Dr. Todd Larson Theodore Noel: Renowned Kentucky Reel Maker –

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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