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2006 ORCA National Convention updates

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If you have not already planned to go to this year's ORCA Convention, it sounds like Henry and Jim have planned another good one! Everyone had a lot of fun last year in Texas and it's certain to be a blast again this year. Hope to see you all there!

Get your convention schedule and registration information here:

http://orcaonline.org/2006.htm

Thought George Stuever's New York reel display at last year's convention would fit right in here!

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Thanks Brian!

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In case the fame and fortune of claiming the top honors in the ORCA National Antique Tackle Casting contest wasn't enough, here's a little added incentive:
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We've added 1st thru 3rd award medals for each of the three casting categories, Spinning, Level wind and non-level wind. Each medal is marked with the event and year. Hey, if NAACC medals are collectable, think of the value of a first run medal from an ORCA event!
We've also procured the town dock on Lake George, a short walk down the front lawn of the hotel, as the platform our contestants will cast from, to floating targets on the water!

Hope to see you all there!
Jim

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As we have for the past few years, we will once again have the annual "Stu Lawson Old Reel Toss". However, there will be a twist this year (Stu won't have to be a moving target either!) Image
Everyone can and should participate so please bring an old clunker for the event, but don't worry about having Herculean strength - this years event will require more brains than brawn. :idea: The rest I'll leave to your imagination.

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See you in May!
Jim

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Man, That is one "UGLY" reel!
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Important Update!!!!

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Due to restrictions imposed by the town, we'll need to move the Antique Fishing Tackle Tournament to nearby Lake Lonely in Saratoga NY. Tim Blogett, the owner of the Lake Lonely Boat Livery is a good friend of mine, and fellow bass tournament angler. For those of you wanting to study the lake, here's a map from Tim's web site:
http://www.lakelonely.com/map.htm
The fishing that time of year in Upstate NY should be really good, but remember to pack your rain gear! Not that it ever rains up here... 8)

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Well, it’s been a great day traveling to various fishing stores and tackle shops, handing out flyers and talking reels with lots of interested people! Since we’re just a few weeks away, I thought I’d let you all know what Henry and I have been up to.
For starters, please be sure to get those registrations in if you want a table. We’re very very close to selling out - only 3-4 tables left. These are 8 foot by 30" tables, and they will have skirts to hide bins, etc. Display tables will be on the outside walls, and will have power outlets.
Henry and I will be featured on “Outdoors with Tim Blodgett”, a local radio show devoted to hunting and fishing in the region on Saturday the 13th. I’ve also been interviewed for an article in the Glens Falls paper, and Henry has been interviewed for articles in all the Warren county papers.
Henry and I met with the resort staff again yesterday - and we’ll have our ORCA hospitality room a few steps from the main desk. Henry and I are putting info packages together with maps to lots of places, such as the American Fly Fishing Museum, Lake Lonely, local shops, antique shops, diners, you name it.
We checked out the hall, and there is a ramp to load stuff from the front. It’s a very well lit hall too, with a smaller room for table overflow.
The schedule as posted on the ORCA convention link is still correct, but I thought I’d expand on that a bit. Our trip to the Museum will be a car pool type event, with Henry and I providing as well as transportation in our own vehicles. The drive to the Manchester area is beautiful, and the staff at the museum has planned a little BBQ action for us in the afternoon. That afternoon, once we’re back, Bill Peters will be on hand for a casting seminar, with targets set up on the lawn for practice all week. You’re on your own for dinner that night. Thursday morning the resort is opening the breakfast buffet early for us, then it’s off to Lake Lonely for an action packed morning of fishing (*the cutoff date for reels/rods is 1950, no spincast reels or mono line, please). I stopped by the lake today, and it looks great! Seminars by our own Steve Vernon follow at 4 pm and then by Mr. Herbert Henze on the history of Penn reels. Following the seminars, it’s time for our annual members dinner. The cost is 25.00 per person (meal tickets can be purchased at the ORCA registration room) and will be buffet style. What are you getting for that you ask? Here’s the menu!

One Hour Of Hors d’oeuvres
Assortment of cheeses and specialty Crackers;
Fresh Vegetables and Dip; Tossed Bruschetta;
Shrimp Thai Money Bags; Swedish Meatballs

Salad:
Mixed greens with Ripe Tomatoes and
Sliced Red Onion served with House Dressing

Entrees:
Chef Attended Carving Station Featuring your choice of:
Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Oven Baked Ham
Carved Prime Rib of Beef (add 3.50)
Broiled Salmon
A Fresh Filet, Broiled with Lemon Juice
Smothered in a Creamy Dill Sauce
Vodka Penne
Penne pasta served in a rich vodka sauce
Chicken Marsala
Tender Breast of Chicken sauteed with Mushrooms
in a Marsala Wine Sauce

All Entrees are served with oven Roasted Red Potatoes, Seasonal
Vegetables and Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter

Dessert
(Select one)
Apple Strudel
Cheesecake
Carrot Cake
Chocolate Layer Cake

And, if you can move after all that, there will be more room trading into the night. Friday morning the breakfast buffet opens early for the Breakfast with the Board at 6 am (cost 11.50 per person) then it’s out to the town dock (weather permitting) to cast to floating targets as we all try to become the next Antique Tackle Casting Champ. Lunch will follow aboard a Lake George Steamship (Henry is working on the cost per person info for me - I’ll post as soon as I have it), then more seminars with ORCA’s own Ben Wright talking spinning reels, and Jim Brown talking American Fly reels. You’re on your own for dinner, then it’s early show set up from 7pm to 9:30pm.
Saturdays show will be from 7am for members, 9am for the public to 2pm. Awards will be handed out for best display, the casting tournament winners and fishing tournament winner.

For the folks not interested in seminars, casting contests or tournaments, we’ll have the Lake George tour with local historian Bill Gates on Thursday morning, ending with high tea at the Sagamore resort. Transportation will be provided, with takeoff and return location the Fort William Henry resort. As a special bonus, Lisa Russell, Mary Kay specialist will be offering free make-overs on Friday for the ORCA ladies at the resort. If you are interested in having a make-over, please e-mail me at to make plans.
Henry’s wife Kate has done a great job with the 2006 ORCA Tee Shirts, and ifg you haven’t seen the official patch, it features a John Kopf reel.
The weather has been great for this area so far, and Henry and I have an order in for more that week. For those of you coming from warm weather sections of the country, I’d pack a sweatshirt or two, just for the cool breeze off the water in the mornings.
Wow, all that typing built up my appetite, and the pizza I ordered just arrived. :wink:
As always, please let Henry () or I () know if we can help in any way.
I’m sure I’ll have more info as the week goes on too.

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While the final versions may be subject to minor change for site conditions this year, you can get an idea of the Nationals antique fishing and casting tournament rules from that established in previous years:

Antique Casting Tournament: http://orcaonline.org/

and the

Antique Fishing Tournament: http://orcaonline.org/2005.htm

***Note that our Convention hosts advise of the one significant change: *the cutoff date for reels/rods in both contests is 1950, no spincast reels or mono line, please (verified by Henry)

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Lake George Weather Report - Take your pick :?: :

http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/c ... topnav_flu

http://orcaonline.org/images/pixel.gif ... 5&metric=0

10 more days!

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