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ORCA Old Reel Collectors Association

ORCA Old Reel Collectors Association

The ORCA Old Reel Collectors Association is a wonderful group of guys and gals focused on and promoting the History of Sport Fishing Reels. If your not a member, you should be. For the membership fees you are given access to more information, history and research capabilities then one could ever compile on their own. The amount of research capabilities are second to none. The great women and men who make up the reel community are a organization worthy of supporting. From the rich and deep history of fly fishing, to the turn of the century bait casting, to the wild world of Big Game Fishing ORCA Welcomes all.

If your looking to expand your knowledge, figure out what just what you might have in your collection, or just be part of a great group of people who are working diligently to provide and share the history of the Sport-Fishing please consider joining ORCA.

You Can do so by clicking the link below .

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If youve missed the NFLCC National or would like to attend another, ORCA is having their national on Sept 6-10. Details by clicking the banner below.

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The History as borrowed from the ORCA Website

In 1989 Mike Nogay, a dedicated reel collector from West Virginia, decided that it was time for reel collectors to have their own organization. He thought up the name, had the club logo designed, and had ORCA incorporated as a non-profit, educational corporation in the state of West Virginia.

On October 9, 1990 a letter was mailed out to reel collectors that had expressed an interest in the formation of such a club. Finally, in January 1991 the first Newsletter of the Old Reel Collectors Association, Inc. was mailed to the original 36 charter members.

From those first wobbly steps, ORCA has grown into an adventurous adolescent. As ORCA passed our tenth anniversary in 2000, we have reached our identity. ORCA’s membership currently remains between 800 and 1000 dedicated members.

The original four page newsletter has now grown into a 32-36 page magazine, The Reel News. The first ORCA Convention was held in Pennsylvania in June, 1999. This event was a fully rounded Convention rather than just a tackle show. In 1998 ORCA was the first tackle collector’s club to jump into the electronic age, with its own Web Site, and electronic data to help out our members who are on line.

ORCA is headed toward maturity with a full head of steam. We are now leading the field in collectible fishing tackle information.

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1999 Volume 9 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes a photo montage of Split Shot Tin Collection.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In The Begininng / Riley Haskell by Arlan Carter
It’s Only Just Begun / An Introduction to British Baits by Jack Gallagher & Larry Mayer
Scatbacks by Tom Schofield
The Burke Bait Company / Early Rubber Baits by Ken Gouker
It’s Still Outh There by Rick Edmisten
George J Cummings / And His Marvelous Bass Getter by Bob Hornstra
Fly Rod Mice by Fred Kibler, Debbie Steimle, Jerry Martin

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Millers Reversible lure in it’s Picture Box.

November 1999 Volume 9 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes a Collection of Antique Lure Catalogs.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning / Scale Wars by William Sonnett
The Wright and McGill Co / Pre War Casting Baits by Fred Kibler & Jerry Martin, Larry Sundall & Gary Zaruba
Its Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Lauby Bait Company by Charles & Annnette Sanders
William Shakespeare Jr / Wooden Minnows by William Sonnett

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Kinney Bird Lure in Box with Papers.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1998 Volume 8 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes a photo montage of the previous years NFLCC magazines.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In The Begininng / Carrie Frost, Pioneer American Fly Tier by Jerry Martin, Fred Kibler
The Fred Keeling Story / The Early Years 1914-1919 by John Joern & Jerry Martin
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Hop Skip Swim / Chippewa Skipper Baits by Terry Larsen
Heddon Punkinseeds / They’re Cute by Jerry Martin, Jim Bourdon

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the King Bait King Wiggler lure in it’s Picture Box.

November 1998 Volume 8 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes a NFLCC Patch COllection and such lures as a Heddon 150, Rhodes Frog, Charmer Minnow, Chippewa Minnow and Many Others.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning / Reflecting on Heddon History by William Sonnett
The Fred Keeling Story / The Later Years 1920-1931 by John Joern & Jerry Martin
Its Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Arbogast Wood Jitterbugs by Georgia Boone & Warren Platt
A Bag of Nails and a Jitterbug by Gary Smith
The Hass Tackle Company by Debra Steimle, Dudley Murphy, Jerrry Martin

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Early South Bend 905, 5 Hook Underwater Minnow in the Correct Black Box.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1997 Volume 7 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes a collection of Fly rod lures by Heddon, Creek Chub, South Bend, Moonlight Wright and McGill and Others.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In The Begininng / Floating Bass Bug by Jerry Martin, Fred Kibler, Steve Lumpkin
Pflueger Wooden Minnows 1896-1940 by Drew Reese
Trenton Lure / Baits from the Commonwelth of Kentucky by Matt Wickham
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
What Makes a Good Show by Dan Ross
The Messingers / Artists with Deer Hair by Jerry Martin, Fred Kibler

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the 1905 Heddon 150 Minnow in Gold Finish in the Correct Wooden Box with Paperwork.

December 1997 Volume 7 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes a opened Tackle box and its contents.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part C / The Floating Bass Bug by Jerry Martin & Fred Kibler & Steve Lumpkin
Heddon Round Body Minnows by Clyde Harbin, Bill Sonnett, Dale Roberts, Jerry Martin
The Hawks / Two Generationss of Anglers and Lure Makers by Dean Murphy
Deciding What to Collect by Bruce Dyer
Its Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Ending the Vacuum on Vacuum Baits by David Culp
William (Bill) F Blades / Master of Realism by Jerry Martin & Dudley Murphy

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Lure in the Correct Black Box.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes Huge pile of Underwater Minnow Lures.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
When is it Time to Sell by Dan Rodd
The Collectors Library by Dudley Murphy
The South Bend Bait Company / Fly Rod Lures by Fred Kibler & Jerry Martin
The Lander Bait Company / Pre Chippewa Story by Terry Larsen
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Since 1040 / The Unusual Lures of Fred Barrows by Jack Cooper
The William Jamison Company by Steve Lumpkin

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Pflueger Surprise Minnow in the Box.

December 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes a great table top scene wit rods reels and lures.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part  / The Floating Bass Bug by Jerry Martin & Fred Kibler & Steve Lumpkin
Frankin A Alger by Jerry Martin & Clarance Zahn
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Zumski’s Whiptail Sucker by Dan Basore
Macks Tackle Workshop / The Early Years by Colby Sorrells

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Oliver & Gruber Lure in the Correct Box with Papers.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1995 Volume 5 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes a some Early Fly Reels, Bamboo Rod and Large Dry Casting Flies.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 9  Early Fishing Lures of Western Michigan by Bob Groters
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
The Tuttles / Artists with Deer Hair and Paint by Fred Kibler & Jerry Martin
Fishing Duels, Bags of Gold & Promises to Keep by Gary Smith
Packaged to Perfection / A Partial Chronology of Heddon Boxes by Bruce Dryer
South Bend Surf Oreno Stages by Hilst

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the South Bend Fly Oreno Lures in a Twelve Pack.

December 1995 Volume 5 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes some great early lures and works created by Tom Shepherd.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 10 / Harry Comstock and The Flying Helgramite by Arlan Carter
Ernest Peckinpaugh / Early FLy Rod Lures by Jerry Martin & Fred Kibler
A personal Assessment of Reference Books/  by Gary Smith
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Andrew B Hendryx by Doc Herr
Alluring Economics /  How Supply and Demand Affect Lure Collectors by Daniel Ross 

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Creek Chub 100 Wiggler Lure in the Correct Intro Box.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1994 Volume 4 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes a Line Spool Collection with  rod, reel and a few underwater minnows such as the Heddon 150.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 7  Central New York Lure Makers by Gerry Barrows
Charles Kellman, Lure Maker of Legendary Imagination  by Jerry Martin and Dudley Murphy
Level Wind Reels by Steve Vernon
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Joseph Pepper by Gerry Barrows
Keeping it Fun / Of Babe Ruth and Flat Side Chubs Gary Smith

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Hastings Weedless Frog Antique ure in Box with Papers .

December 1994 Volume 4 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes early American Metal lures like the T.H Bate’s Serpentine Minnow, Welch and Graves COmbination Minnow, Brush, Mann, Buel Spoons and Others.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 8 / Early American Fishing Patents  by Paul Linder
The Wilder Dilg Fly Rod Lure/ Heddon’s Feather Minnow by Jerry Martin & Fred Kibler
Crazy Crawlers / The Catalog History by Chris Slusar
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
The Experts / SHaffer, Woods, Clark and Keeling by Jack Looney
Heddon’s Window Displays / Early Storefronts Filled with Tackle by Dudley Murphy 

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Case Rotary Marvel Lure in Box.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

March 1993 Volume 3 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes lures New on card as the Allcock,  Skinner, Hendryx, Lowes, Hidebrant as well as Phantoms.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 5 Welch and Graves by Arlan Carter
The Hosmer Mechanical Frog by Frank Baron
Keeping it fun / Advertising Cards by Dudley Murphy
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Talbot Reels by Randy Anderson
Gardiner Mills Skinner / The Man, His Enterprise and His Baits By Gerry Barrows

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Clewell Snakerbait in Box .

December 1993 Volume 3 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes an Overhead View of the Nationals.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 6 / William T. J. Lowe  by Jerry Barrows
Louis John Rhead by Jerry Martin & Fred Kibler
Level Wind Reels Part 1 / A Breif History by Steve Vernon
C.a. Clark Bait Company / Charles Artur Clark by Bill Calhoun
Keepig it Fun by Dudley Murhy
It’s Still Out There / More Great Tackle Finds Rick Edmisten 

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Eureka Wiggler Antique Lure with Box.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 Cover Gallery

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

March 1992 Volume 2 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes lures such as the Heddon Slope Nose in the Box, Radiant in the box, Pflueger Surprise and Neverfail Minnows and a host of others.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 3 The Kill Devil by Arlan Carter
An Affordable Top 10 by Bruce Dryer
W.D. Chapman of Theresa, New York by Arlan Carter
Heddon Quality Reels by Ron Gast
Insurance Alert by Rick Edmisten
The Barber Pole Baits  Part 2/ The Post Charmer Years By Bill Calhoun
Display Cases / Building an Effective Display by Dudley Murphy

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Ewert’s Artificial Bait in the Box .

December 1992 Volume 2 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes lures such as the Truck Oreno, Heddon Musky Minnow 700, Shakespeare Revolution and Others.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part 4 / Pepper McHarg  by Arlan Carter
Jim Heddons Frog by Bruce Dryer
Its Still out there by Rick Edmisten
Information about Oilers  by Dudley Murphy
Shakespeare Reels by Frank Stewart
The Search for William H Miller by Gerry Barrows
The Jackson Two / Mushroom and Croaker by Bill Sonnett

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Shakespeare Albany Bait.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 Cover Gallery

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