Thursday, September 13, 2012

THURSDAY REVIEW: September 2012 Reel News

THURSDAY REVIEW: September 2012 Reel News

The mailbox had a sweet surprise in store for me--the September 2012 issue of The Reel News, the official organ of ORCA. This issue was packed to the gills with great stuff.

We lead off with a great article by Michael Hackney called "A John Betts Reel" in which he breaks down a hand-made reel from this fly fishing master inside and out. It's a great overview.

Bob Miller outdid himself with "Pflueger FIshing Lines: A Brief History" which is a detailed history of the lines made by Enterprise Manufacturing of Akron, Ohio. It's an awesome article.

Stu Lawson's always interesting column gives us a ton of "Seldom Seen Reels and features the Ercoa, Whirlaway, Flo-Line, and other oddballs I love.

Jim Schottenham's always interesting "Auction Report" showcases a ton of reels that were awesome on eBay. It's always one of my favorite things.

Ben Wright's Spinning Lines column covers a super rare wooden Australian fishing reel in"The Holy Grail of Aussie Spinning Reels"

Mike Cacioppo gives us "The Penn Bay Side, Sea Ford, and Sea Kings: Questionable Beginnings" covering these early Penn reels. It's a well-done article as always.

My own contribution was "L.A.'s William H. Hoegee Co." and it covered this firm's nifty Penguin brand trade reels.

Another great issue from this great organization.

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-- Dr. Todd

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