National 2010: ORCA Heads to the Smoky Mountains!!

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National 2010: ORCA Heads to the Smoky Mountains!!

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ORCA Heads to the Smoky Mountains!

JUNE 3-5, 2010

To make room reservations, contact :

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
961 Campbell Lead Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
866-30-LODGE or 865-430-8030

Please use the promotional code “ORCA” when calling or booking your reservations!
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The 2010 ORCA National Convention is for members only. For details about the Convention and to register, see the latest issue of the Reel News and visit ORCA National 2010

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 2
Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.)
Meals on Your Own

Morning - Early arrival and room trading.

Afternoon - Early arrival and room trading.
ORCA Registration Desk Open in Lodge– Roger Schulz

Thursday, June 3
Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.)

Morning - Arrival and room trading. Check out fishing.

ORCA Registration Desk Open in Lodge throughout the Day – Roger Schulz

Silent Auction Throughout the Day – Starts at 10 a.m.

Afternoon - Fishing Contest with Antique Tackle (12:00 p.m.) – See Bill Muth or Jim Schottenham
Box Lunch at Noon at Rod and Gun Club Site (Sign up in advance during registration)

Evening - Room Trading
Evening Meal on Your Own

Friday, June 4
Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own

Morning – Breakfast with the Board (8 a.m.)

Casting Contest and Ugly Reel Throwing Contest (9 a.m.) – Henry Caldwell

ORC Registration Desk Open in Lodge throughout the Day – Roger Schulz

Silent Auction Throughout the Day – Ends at 5:30 p.m.

Afternoon – Seminars at Pavilion (1:30 p.m.)
Craig Barber (Moderator)
Currey Gayle – History of Gayle Reels
Bob Miller/Todd Larsen – Pflueger Trade Reels
Richard Lodge – Early Skeleton Reels
Dick Braun – Johnson Demonstrator Reels
Roger Schulz – Keeping Track of Your Reels
Craig Barber - Methods of Researching Fishing Reels

Evening – Annual Banquet (6 p.m.) – Sign up in advance during registration
Guest speaker – Bob Miller “Willow Creek and Other Stories”

Saturday, June 5
Complimentary Breakfast (7 – 10 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own

Display Set-up in Board Room

All Day Saturday – Show will be from 8 am until 6 pm. (Please do not take down prior to the end of the show)
Registration Desk Open
Member setup begins at 8 am.
Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 6 .pm.
Auctions throughout the day – Bill Muth and Jim Schottenham
Must be a member of ORCA to be part of auction
Lunch at Noon -?

Sunday, June 6
Complimentary Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.)

Member Departure by 11 am


Show Location & Information:
Our show will be at the Buckberry Lodge atop the Great Smoky Mountains, located next to the Smoky Mountain National Park, with breathtaking views of Mount LeConte. The McLean family has created an Adirondack-style lodge with authentic Adirondack antiques from upstate New York, reminiscent of the Great Camps of America. With a creekside pavilion and traditional lean-to that will serve as sites for some of our seminars, this rustic lodge is the perfect place to come with the family for a weekend of fun, reels and friendship.

The Lodge website is

Tables & Registration:
Registration is $10.00 per member with tables for non exhibit items costing $25.00 each. Tables that are to be used for exhibiting reel displays will be free.

The Lodge offers three room styles, each with a fireplace and private balcony. Breakfast is included daily, and the restaurant and dining area offers a great selection fine food and drinks.

The Show:
Our table set up and show will take place on Saturday, June 5th, with the public invited to come visit with us and view all our displays. Regional and local advertising for our event as well as a few national publications announcing our arrival at the lodge will give us an opportunity to show new potential members what reel collecting is all about, so please plan on bringing a display with you when you come!

Bring the Family:
The Smoky Mountains are a great destination for family members, with Pigeon Forge a short drive away, and endless shopping opportunities, galleries, shows, amusement parks and endless other events that will be certain to entertain everyone!
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Brian...what are the DATES for the convention? Nothing in the clickable about when it's going to be held!

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Post by RAM »

Buckberry has been the location recently for the Casting For Recovery program for women undergoing treatment for or recovering from a bout with breast cancer surgery. If you haven't heard of this program, look it up on the internet. Great idea where they can share their anxieties and concerns and also learn how to fly cast and to catch a few trout in a beautiful environment. They have a fine time for a few days when they can be distracted from their problems (with no men present). All seem to find it a great idea. One of their meetings there was featured on our local TV. At the time I was impressed with the beauty of the lodge and its great location. The ladies couldn't have a better place to gather.
This is a great program and they can use more funding. Orvis is a big backer, but it depends far more on individuals. Look into possibly helping out on their web site.

Cheers and looking forward to the meeting!
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See schedule update.

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Fishing contest rules

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This will be my first ORCA National... (I can't wait!)
What are the rules for the fishing contest? How old does the equipment need to be including lures, line etc?
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Some guidelines were developed in 2004 for the fishing tournament. Normally the tournament is designed to have fun. This year it is on a private sportsman's club pond. You don't need a fishing license. Looking at the guidelines it calls for reels to be prior to 1940, braided line, lures prior to 1940 and metal spinners prior to 1940. Reels can be non-level wind, level wind, or fly reels.

You will be fishing from the shoreline. The pond has bass and bluegill sunfish.


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