What’s in the November issue of the Reel News?
Simple answer: A boatload of great articles, history and photos!
This issue features:
— The Marhoff Story, about “the world’s greatest reel,” written by Eric F. Jeska and heavily illustrated;
— A new member spotlight on Tim Gelinas, entrepreneur and reelmaker;
— Alan Hines’ essay on his long-time affection for the Johnson Citation reel;
— The trade reels of Phantom Products Co., by “Reels of the Trade” expert Dr. Todd E. A. Larson;
— Another installment “On the Auction Block,” with reports on some very cool reels sold at auction (anyone for a super-rare Pflueger Medalist #1592?);
— Bob Miller casts a line with another excellent “River Reflections” essay;
— The Best of Reel Talk, featuring an ongoing discussion between John Elder and Ed Pritchard, called “J.A. Coxe and his reels, Part 1”;
— and Jim Schottenham uncovered a great piece, published in 1895 in the Courier Journal newspaper in Louisville, headline “A Talk with the Veteran Maker, B.F. Meek.” Wow!
Oh, and the dues form for 2017 is the blue sheet in the middle of the magazine, along with a form for nominating ORCA officers.
So sit down, open it up and enjoy!
— Richard Lodge, Editor