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Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:23 pm 
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Even though this is a short convention, I'm getting good contributed photos in from some other ORCAnians so I can't keep these postings limited to a single day.

Jon Kring took this great photo of the fishing crew, equipment in hand and ready to go on the fishing trip Thursday:

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A group, checking out some reels today, including, from left, Roger Schulz, Dave Erickson (his back), Bill Graves, Ron Gast and John Yancy....

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Hanging out last night, after a long day of fishing, reel trading and socializing. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it....

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Paul Kring, son of librarian Jon Kring and the talent behind a lot of the shirts produced for ORCA...

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A scene at the trip to the IGFA Museum today...

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The great hall of record fish at the museum. Each replica overhead represents a record (some for specific line weights) of different types of fish...

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I don't know if this was a setup or if people at the IGFA really like the Reel News, but there it was, prominently displayed, on a table at the venue.

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And since this is about fishing reels, here's a nice shot of Paul Manuel's very sweet James Haywood clamp reel, which he brought to show me. Yes, those are palm trees reflected in the water nearby.

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Stay tuned. More to come.


Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:43 am 
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Great set of photos, again, Richard! Thanks for all the updates.

I'm missing from this photo! lol Had a great time hanging out with this very nice group of reel enthusiasts.
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