The following websites are resources made available by ORCA to collectors or others seeking information about antique reels. These were created by the ORCA members noted and generously donated to the Old Reel Collectors Association. Some of the information contained in these websites has been published in the ORCA Reel News, but, as content is continuously added to only through the collaboration and generosity of many collectors, this may be the only place that you will find this information.
ORCA is always looking to expand the knowledge of antique reels and the information in these sites. If you have information that you would like to have considered for addition to these sites, please contact the respective administrator for each website. ORCA also welcomes donations for the maintenance of these websites and depends on your generosity to continue our mission of preserving and expanding the knowledge of antique fishing reels and their makers.
- To search for info on a wide variety of reel makers, distributors, reel patents and USPTO registered trademarks, try ORCA’s Fishing Reel Research site search tool.
- To search the ORCA Reel Talk forum for discussions about a large variety of reel topics including makes, models, antique reel cleaning, restoration and repair, buy/sell/trade, etc, click on this link Reel Talk forum Registration is required).
- To search for information and pictures related to (trade) reels made by Bronson, try ORCA’s Bronson Reel Photos site search tool.
- To search for information and pictures relating to (trade) reels made by Ocean City, try ORCA’s Ocean City Reel Photos site search tool.
- Search for reel-related documents stored in the ORCA Library. Join ORCA to order pages of interest to you and to see what additional documents exist in our paper files. (ORCA Members-Only resource.)
- Search a comprehensive bibliography of past articles in The REEL NEWS. Every paying ORCA member gets a subscription to our unique bi-monthy publication. ORCA Members can order Back Issues of the Reel News.
- Search our online ORCA Store to buy reel collector Reference Books written by ORCA members
- Use the Search icon at the top right of our ORCA Online Home Page for information about our club, current events, to join, to DONATE, find information about items for sale in our online store and what’s new, etc.