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Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:52 am 
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Nationals this year will be held on September 3-6 at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in San Diego, CA, USA. Please check the convention page for more information that will be added shortly.


Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:48 pm 
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Don't forget to register and make your reservations for the 2014 ORCA National Convention on September 3 – 6! You need to mention ORCA and reserve your room before August 18 to get the special ORCA room rate of $139. We are developing a schedule of activities which will be posted shortly but you can get an idea here: 2014 Convention

The registration form is included in the July issue of the Reel News (or you can print out at the link below). Mail in your form along with payment to ORCA Secretary, Roger Schulz, at the address on the form. Print out a bunch and hand them out to your reel collector friends. The more attendees the merrier!

2014 National Registration Form


Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:22 pm 
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…or if you thought you weren’t going to come….you haven’t thought this through!! Great setting, right on the water with tons of historical antique tackle and a host of others that share your affliction to banter with! Talks about the history of saltwater tackle and fishing by Mike Farrior and the history of the Langley reels by Colby Sorrells and Alan Barraco, freshwater and saltwater fishing contests, casting contests, Stu Lawson Ugly Reel Toss, and more food than you should eat. Make those reservations and registration ASAP! See you there!


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Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:05 pm 
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ORCA holds a club benefit silent/live auction at each National Convention. If you have reels or other tackle that you'd like to donate for the auction, please contact and send to Secretary Roger Schulz or President/National Host John Elder. Proceeds go to help fund ORCA as a non-profit so your donations are tax deductible.

And a weekly bump for the Convention!


Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:58 am 
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I have a spare reel stamped "Tuna" that I can bring to the National if you still are looking for one.
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Randy, that would be fantastic! Sounds like one of the 400-450 yd reels made early by either pflueger or Montague....odds are the latter, but either is a keeper for us!

Room also just opened up for our tables at the show, so no problem accomodating you and others in need of table space. Just let Roger know!

Also, this is the last day for our special room rate! Best make it happen today if you are coming!


Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:19 pm 
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Thank you, Randy!


Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:20 am 
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Is there an ORCA 2014 National Schedule of events yet? Thanks. Colby


Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:34 pm 
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We have a preliminary schedule set now, Colby...will be posting soon. You are talking on thurs the 4th....looking forward to it!


Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:17 pm 
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Aloha from San Diego!

ORCA, John Elder and myself are looking forward to seeing everyone that signed up at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island/San Diego Bay next week. It will be good to see old friends and meet new people that are interested in collecting reels. We've got a lot in store and, while some of you have been to a National or two before, there will definitely be a West Coast twist to things for this convention.

The schedule for the 2014 ORCA National has been emailed to participants (we are not posting the detailed schedule up Reel Talk out of consideration for general security). In the meantime, we wanted to alert convention-goers of fishing opportunities that are coming up at the event so that you might have time to prepare better if interested.

First is the Antique Fishing Tackle Contest.
We'll be fishing off of Shelter Island Pier, just down the road from the hotel. Contest guidelines were emailed out to participants but, in general, this tournament will be run as usual. The one thing we did was to push the cut off date on tackle forward to 1960 to give more flexibility for saltwater fishing.
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Some additional info and photos can be found at:
http://www.pierfishing.com/pier_of_the_ ... sland.html

Second is an Offshore Fishing Trip.
A free charter boat trip on Friday for four lucky ORCA National attendees is being offered as a charity fundraiser for the club. ORCA member, Mike Farrior of San Diego, has arranged through the generosity of his friend, Capt. Craig Smith, to take four members on a trip out into the Pacific Ocean for tuna or into San Diego Bay for some bass or bottomfishing. You need to be present and registered at the convention for this opportunity.

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If you have not signed up to attend yet, it's not too late to join the fun! Send in your registration form and payment to Roger Schulz and make your room reservations. There's still plenty of room left but, unfortunately, you will not get the special ORCA room rate as the deadline has passed.

See you all there!


Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:24 pm 
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In exactly one week, this is what we'll be doing so it's not too late to join us!

ORCA CONVENTION, Sept 3-6, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 3
-Registration
-Silent Auction Begins
-Charity Raffle for hosted fishing trip Friday AM!
-Meet and Greet (FREE, but donations welcome)
-Room Trading, as you wish

Thursday, Sept 4
-Breakfast with Board (FREE, donations welcome)
-Drawing and announcement of 4 Winners for Hosted Fishing Trip for Friday AM
-Casting Contests plus Ugly Reel Toss
-Lunch on your own (Board Meeting)
-Colby Sorrells and Alan Baracco…History of the Langley Corporation
-Dan Brock: “Unknown Reels of the West”
-Room trading
-Silent Auction


Friday, Sept . 5
-Breakfast on your own
-Antique tackle Fishing contest from Shelter Island Pier
-Winners of Charity Raffle for a fishing trip will go out this morning
-Lunch on your own
-Michael Farrior : “History of West Coast Saltwater Fishing”
-Dennis Buranek “History of Thompson reels”
-Show Setup/trading, etc
-Silent Auction Ends
-Dinner Banquet, San Diego Outboard Club (On the Bay) FREE, but donations welcome)

Saturday, Sept 6
-Show/Sale open to the public; will include assessment and auctioning of walk-in tackle
-Breakdown
-stay and enjoy the city or head out as you wish!


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