Emails are nice:
You have NO idea who I am (obviously)
but I was given a link to your site by someone on alt.fishing. I was trying
to track down a rod/reel combo that my dad had back in the 50’s.
Lo and behold, there it was, big as
life (Great Lakes Whirlaway). Not only did you identify it for me, but with
your links I was able to find one (actually 2) for sale on e-bay, and know
that the price was in the ‘normal’ range.
Most ppl take the services that guys
like you provide for granted, but I just wanted to let you know that it IS
appreciated by some of us.
Again, thank you so much, and I
hope to be back again many many times.
Awards are nice:
|June 2008 - We won 2nd place with our display of "Reels with
Bling" at the Annual Convention of the Old Reel Collectors Association in
Colorado Springs, CO. |
|May 2005 - The Old Reel Collectors Association presented me a
"Special Appreciation" plaque with the following inscription: "Presented
to Phil for nine years of outstanding service and dedication as the Editor
of The Reel News. Your efforts provided the avenue to share the knowledge
of the history and development of fishing reels and their manufacturer
with collectors throughout the country and the world." I was humbled.|
|May 2003 - We won first place with our display of Black Bass
Tackle - 1850-2000 at the Annual Convention of the Old Reel Collectors
Association in Dowagiac, MI|
|May 2002 - We won first place with our display of Meisselbach
Okeh reels at the Annual Convention of the Old Reel Collectors Association
in Lansing, Michigan.|
|September 2001 - We won first place with our display of Carlton
and Rochester reels at the Annual Convention of the Old Reel Collectors
Association in Columbia, SC.|
|July 2000. A few months before the creation of this site, but
we were proud to be selected as an Honorary Member in The Old Reel
Collectors Association. ORCA has only selected 6 Honorary Members since
1990. Honorary Membership may be awarded to any person "deemed to have
made a major contribution in the field of fishing reel collecting or the
history pertaining there to". Thanks ORCA||
|It's nice to be
recognized now and then, and we've had some nice awards in since this
site opened in January 2001.
We'd like to relive some of the good
times with you on this page.