The September 2018 REEL NEWS has been published and is in the mail to ORCA members!
In this issue- ORCA President David Lehmann discusses the intersection of art, science and fishing reels. Reel News Editor Richard Lodge asks: “What kind of a reel collector are you?”. Dr. Todd E.A. Larson tells the sad story of the $500 million reel that never was. Colby Sorrells reveals a third Texas reel maker. Keith Elliott reviews a new reel collector book – The Men of Trent: The Story of the Nottingham Winch by Stefan Duma. Ron Gast delves into the fascinating Henshall-Van Antwerp Reel patented by Thomas Chubb. Betty Barr introduces new ORCA member Garry Lusk. Roger Schultz takes a deep dive into Meisselbach design impacts on other reel manufacturers and Alan Barraco discusses his personal connection to an item in his collection.
As always, there are great images of reels and documentation to accompany the articles. As well, there are some great reel auction highlights.
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