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Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:50 pm 
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I went to P.O. Box 3 Jupiter, Florida today and found this plaque waiting for me there .....
I am truly humbled to be deemed worthy of such an honor by my peers and friends in ORCA.

I remember attending a "lure" show in Columbus Ohio back in 1989. I was talking with Mike Nogay, Charlie Price and a couple of other reel guys about how much fun it would be to go to a tackle show that specialized in reels. Mike suggested starting a club so we talked about it for a while and Mike said he would head up the project. After some discussion we thought $10.00 (it was $10.00 wasn't it Mike?) would be a good figure for club dues. I can't remember if I handed my $10.00 to Mike before Charlie did but we both couldn't get the money out of our pockets fast enough. Mike did all the leg work from there and so was born ORCA.

I have belonged to many clubs over the years but none as well run as ORCA. The best newsletter, the best web-site, the best conventions, the best researchers and people willing to share their hard won information and help others ... so many friends that I truly care about and so many more that I hope to meet some day. My sincere thanks to ORCA, Mr. Pie and all involved for this honor.

Sincerely,

Ed "Reels As Big As Your Head" Pritchard



Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:10 pm 
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Well deserved, my friend.

Congratulations !

Dean.


Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:37 pm 
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What Dean said. :cool


Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:34 pm 
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Ditto! :bow:

Thanks for being such a strong contributor to the information flow that makes this Club great, Ed!


   

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Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:33 pm 
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Congrats Ed !!!! Your the REEL Man ! John Taylor


Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm 
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That's a good wall-hanger. Congratulations.


Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:03 pm 
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Congratulations, Ed! You truly deserve that recognition!


Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 pm 
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Congratulations Ed! This year's plaque could not have gone to a more deserving person.


Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 am 
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Congratulations, Ed. Truly deserved for all you have done for the hobby and for the generous way you share information about old fishing reels. Well done!

Mike Nogay

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It was $10. I wasn’t sure if you Florida boys would trust an old West Virginia boy with much more until you saw the first newsletter. (-:


Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:42 am 
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Congratulations, Ed, and thanks for everything you do. Makes it fun!
Mark


Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm 
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Congrats Ed!


Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:44 pm 
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pretty cool


Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:10 am 
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Congratulations, Ed! And thanks for all the information you've provided over the years.


Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:03 pm 
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Well deserved Ed! Congratulations


Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:33 pm 
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Congratulations Ed! Thanks for your contributions to Reel Talk and letting us see pictures of your little reels!


Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:30 am 
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Congratulations Ed!


Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:59 am 
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Ed, well deserved,thank you for all your help
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Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:37 pm 
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Congrats Ed!


Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Congrats Ed! I've learned more about Big Game reels from you than any one or any other source. You have also contributed more to my collection over the last 25 tears than anyone. Well deserved award my friend!!! :bow:


Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:34 pm 
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Just catching up to things, so a belated congratulations, Ed. We were sorry you couldn't be there to receive the honor in person but we all appreciate what you've done for ORCA and in furthering the appreciation and knowledge about fishing reels and their history. Big reels, more than anything!
Richard


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