Club Meeting: Get to Know Your National Marine Sanctuary System with Vernon Smith

Vernon Smith

Did you know that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) manages a network of underwater parks around the nation, encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters?  Vernon Smith, national media coordinator for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, joins us this month to provide an introduction to the marine sanctuary system and the various fishing opportunities they provide.

A life-long angler, Vernon is a relative newcomer to fly fishing, a sport he once thought was too complicated to learn and enjoy.

However, after having spent hours standing waist-deep in cold water and experiencing the joy, frustration and Zen of fly fishing, Vernon now worries that he — and his wallet — may be succumbing to fly fishing’s addictive spell. We hope you can join us for our March club meeting!