Reel history: Thandie Newton does an impression of a penguin, and it's hard to substantiate those abortion rumours, but on the whole Oliver Stone's Bush biopic sticks to the facts
The American, Charles F. Orvis, designed and distributed a novel reel and fly design in 1874, described by reel historian Jim Brown as the "benchmark of American reel design," and the first fully modern fly reel. The founding of The Orvis Company helped institutionalize fly fishing by supplying angling equipment via the circulation of his tackle catalogs, distributed to a small but devoted customer list.
Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood
Robert Brent Toplin
No preview available - 2002
Reel history: Jean-Jacques Annaud's portrayal of the siege of Stalingrad features Bob Hoskins as Khrushchev. Unfortunately it isn't a comedy
The History of Abu Garcia Reels plus Ambassadeur Reel History:
Before there were Abu Garcia fishing reels, they were called Garcia Abu and Garcia Ambassadeur reels in The USA and Canada. See their 1950s, 60s and 70s ads at and in the Mitchell Reel Museum.
Like me, most anglers who love Mitchell reels were also hooked on Abu and Ambassadeur reels so, when I first saw this film "For Life: The Story of Abu Garcia" at iCast 2013, I was honored to see parts of my film collection shown on this film!
I just wanted to share this great documentary on Abu Garcia reels with everyone. Anyone who wants to view this film in HD, please see the original video at
Tight Lines! Wallace Carney