Please help ORCA welcome our newest Honorary Member, Vernon H. Kirby, Jr.! Mr. Kirby joins a distinguished list of ORCA members and non-members deemed to have made a major contribution in the field of fishing reel collecting or the history pertaining thereto. Congratulations!
Vernon H. Kirby, Jr. Vern is a polymath of fishing history and tackle. His in-depth research over decades has provided many authors, collectors, and fishing museums with essential information that might have remained undiscovered, if not for his efforts. Although he has published only occasionally, Vern is the “unsung hero” behind dozens of books and articles penned by some of our most respected writers on angling. He lives in Salisbury, Maryland.