Hey ORCAns! It’s our 25th Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than by buying the Limited Edition The History of the Fishing Reel: The Best of the Reel News, 1991-2015 book! 398 pages of Fishing Reel goodness that serves to chronicle the history of the fishing reel, the history of The Reel News, and the history of ORCA all in one incredible book! Contains approximately 150 articles written by ORCA members and published in The Reel News. It is dvided into eleven sections covering everything from baitcasting, spinning, fly, saltwater, and spincast reels to primary documents, reel history, and miscellaneous information. It also has a comprehensive index of all articles ever published in The ORCA Newsletter and the Reel News (thanks to Steve Vernon and Roger Schulz!) We tried to include one article from everyone who has ever contributed a research article to ORCA.
Taken as a whole, this book represents a graduate course in fishing reel history, as well as a must have for any serious collector or dealer of vintage fishing tackle. The book is edited and annotated by Todd E.A. Larson, and has appreciations by founder Michael Nogay and current ORCA president John H. Elder.
This image is the softcover; the hardcover has high quality moroccan grain with gold foil stamping. Here is the die stamp (will look so much better than this).
The first run Limited Ed. hardcover will be limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, and of course, royalties go to ORCA. So help us all celebrate our 25th and get the best compilation of articles on fishing reels every published!
More information and pre-ordering can be found here:
I suspect this run will sell out fast so order quickly (get the limited package and save money!).
— Dr. Todd
A very warm “thank you” from ORCA to Dr. Todd, Steve Vernon, Roger Schulz, John Elder and article contributors for making this possible!