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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Reel Collectors,

I recently put together a website to showcase Kovalovsky reels: http://kovalovskyreels.com/
I thought it would be a fun project to collect as many pictures of different Kovalovsky reels as possible and share them on the internet. If you have a nice Kov', and would like to contribute a picture, PM me or contact me through the website. I can include a credit for the photo, or you can choose to remain anonymous.

Thanks!
John


Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:12 pm 
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What a wonderful site, John. Beautiful! I would hope a link to your site would be added to ORCA's list of other member's reel websites.
Mark


Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:52 am 
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Great site John, really enjoyable.


Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:46 pm 
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Very Nice John! I will try to send you a few shots when I get a chance. Some great reels!!


Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:26 pm 
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Thank you for your hard work. This is a site of pure enjoyment! To have an opportunity to scroll through all these works of art,, thank you.
Randy McConnell,
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Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the kind words! As I traveled around the country visiting with other collectors, it struck me how many fine reels were hidden away and not readily available for the public to enjoy. And very few collectors have their own website. That gave me the idea of starting a website that anyone could post their reel pictures on. I chose to focus on Kovalovsky reels, as they are a favorite of mine. But the same could be done with other makes/models of reels.

Jay, I would love to include some pictures of your reels on my website. They are some of the finest I've had the pleasure of seeing. Let's talk!

Cheers,
John


Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:39 pm 
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I was visiting with Steve Morse over the weekend, and he let me photograph his collection of Kovalovsky reels. For those of you who do not know Steve, he has one of the nicest collections of Kovalovsky reels and other assorted tackle you will find anywhere. I just finished adding the photos of his reels to my website. I'm still getting some information from him to complete the descriptions, but the reels are all up. Check them out: http://www.kovalovskyreels.com/

If anyone else would like to contribute, please PM me or contact me through the website.

Cheers,
John


Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:58 pm 
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wrong99 wrote:What a wonderful site, John. Beautiful! I would hope a link to your site would be added to ORCA's list of other member's reel websites.
Mark


It has just been added


Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 pm 
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WOW, one of my favorite reel makers!
Nice site John!


Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Wow! Excellent website and great photos of some beautiful reels, John. You OK if I use that main photo in The Reel News and tease your site? I think a lot of members who don't come to ReelTalk would enjoy seeing it. And you might round up a few more Kov photos.
Thanks!
Richard


Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 am 
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That would be great, Richard. I'll email you the photo, and if you need any other information, let me know. The photo was one that Larry Lauve had taken when he was working with Bob Douglas on the book about Oscar Kovalovsky. He would be thrilled to see the photo in the Reel News!

Cheers,
John


Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:21 pm 
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For the those of you who haven't visited this website lately, I just added some nice reels/odds and ends from various collections, including a very rare rifle built by Arthur Kovalovsky, a 16/0 Micarta Type I knock off a couple of gents made, a reel believed to be the smallest kovalovsky made, and a very nice Kovalovsky reel case. Thanks to all who have donated photos! I almost have 100 reels represented, so keep them coming!! http://www.kovalovskyreels.com/

Cheers,
John


Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:51 pm 
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Great site John very impressive!


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