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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 pm 
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For my money, the best display at the show, Bill Hoerter’s ball handle collection. Several of the reels I have never seen in 35 years of collecting. [PS, Bill also got to ride the famed Secretariat after the horse was retired.]



ORCA royalty. Bill Gehrke, ORCA President David Lehman, past ORCA President Betty Barr, and long time ORCA treasurer Roger Schultz.


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Jim Ruth with his incredible collection of reels! (Sorry, Jim, for catching you in mid-chew!)





...and Arley Phillips, buried in reels!


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:39 pm 
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Here's a story I brought along about Perez reels and the history of his company:







The earliest Perez reels were either unlabeled or just stamped "PEREZ" on the face plate. the later reels from the Silber production era and beyond, post 1946, were larger and labeled Perez No. 1 with the logo typically seen on reels in the field.




A small amount of assorted parts unearthed by ORCAn Dave Lucas


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 pm 
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Yes, I got to sit opposite Ron Gast at dinner and learn a few things.




Don Kleier and Jim Ruth discuss Gayle reels


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Looks like everyone's having a great time! Thanks for the photos!


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Our own King Henry holding court.


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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Richard and his functional micro-Abel fly reel:



Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:53 pm 
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The venerable George McCabe of Mantua, Ohio


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Don Champion and Richard Lodge


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Matt Wickham of KY, George McCabe of OH, Robin Sayler of WI, and David Lehman of TX


Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:24 pm 
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I swore to myself I would leave the show with fewer reels than I came with...and then these rare adjustable tournament casting reels appeared.

Custom made circa. 1965 by machinist Andy Joker of Dayton, Ohio, these two tournament casting reels were priced at $X each and I gave $X for the pair.


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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:31 pm 
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I always wanted to add an Orvis fly reel in a fitted wooden box to my collection and, after literally smellling the wood to make sure it was pungent and not refinished, I pulled the trigger on this plated 2d model to my collection for $X cash PLUS three brass British reels in trade...



Note the label of the merchant over a second label. I’ll add a close up tomorrow.


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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:32 pm 
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Nice to see DEEEP pockets!! Jon


Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:29 am 
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Wowsa! Thanks for the photos!


Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:22 am 
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Great job Nogay. Outstanding Andy Joker reels. Glad you got them. Thanks for the photos. Colby


Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 am 
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Talking reels - Roger, Henry, Dave, Robin and Brandon.




Arley Phillips hefts a pair of tiny spinning reels.



A pair of very fine reels at Jim Ruth's table.



A well-made, homemade, unmarked spinning reel, also on Jim's table.



Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Beautiful Slote reel display by Bill Hoerter and some philosophy from Roger Schulz





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Wowza Zane Grey lot for sale by Bill Holbein. YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE!!!!




Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:54 pm 
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The casting competition and Stu Lawson Memorial Ugly Reel Toss had a rain delay, but the rain eased up to a steady mist so the troops went outside and competed. George McCabe was the overall casting contest winner.
Some of the action:

That's George McCabe in the middle of the spectators' galley.



Gary Lopez works out a minor (backlash) delay.



Dave Basore was loaded for bear.



Dave Roberts gives Betty Barr a hand tying on a casting weight.



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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:57 pm 
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That fly reel would have me camped out at Jim Ruth's table.

SWEET !

That reel absolutely oozes character and quality.

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Thanks to all for the pictures. I sure wish I could have been there.

Dean.


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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:29 pm 
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Thanks all for the great pictures!


Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:36 pm 
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These are 3 of the stamped ball handle reels in Bill Hoerter’s incredible display that I had never seen before this weekend:



Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:48 pm 
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One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to meet our banquet speaker, Tim O’Brien who wrote these three fantastic books (one with ORCA Charter member Ed Pritchard). Dr. O’Brien stayed after to autograph his books:





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