The 2017 ORCA National Convention is in Branson, MO on Sept. 6-9. Will you be there? The Gayle family will! We are bring a special selection of family owned Gayle reels as well as several other items made by Clarence Gayle to display at the show. Check out the ORCA 2017 Convention website for more information…
Many anglers in Kentucky don’t realize our state’s rich contribution to fishing technology and angling history. Those who use a baitcasting reel to flip a 1/2-ounce black and blue jig to an isolated stump owe a debt of gratitude to Kentucky’s capital city.
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Clarence Gayle was born on November 15, 1866 in Frankfort, Kentucky. He was the middle son of George’s three male children. Herbert Gayle was 3 years older and Leslie Gayle was 3 years younger than Clarence. Clarence and his brothers would witness their father struggling to get his jewelry and watch repair business firmly established….