For over 50 Years, as an outdoor writer and fly fishing instructor, Lefty Kreh has touched more lives and converted more people to fly fishing than anyone ever has, or ever likely will. He has truly been a servant to the Fly Fishing community having given selflessly with his teaching skills, innovations and humor; adding immeasurably to the level of enjoyment and satisfaction that many of us have experienced from the sport of fly fishing.
Lefty Kreh proudly served our nation as soldier from 1942 to 1947 and is a combat veteran from the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his release from active duty, he discovered fly fishing and the restorative powers of clean, fishable waters; a discovery he now shares with new generations. For many years, Lefty has selflessly shared his talents and knowledge with our disabled active military and veterans. They eagerly seek him out, as much for his soldier's heart as his wisdom and his skill with a fly line. Thank you, Lefty, for your service to our nation and your enduring support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and our men and women in uniform.
Lefty’s writing career began part time in 1952 with a newspaper outdoor column and has progressed to include articles in many of the major outdoor publications and fly fishing periodicals. He has authored, collaborated on, or contributed to over 20 books. Some of the most notable and most recent are: Fly Fishing in Salt Water, Fishing the Flats, Lefty’s Little Library, Lefty Kreh’s Longer Fly Casting, Lefty Kreh’s Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing, Lefty Kreh’s Presenting the Fly and Basic Fly Fishing: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started. His DVD’s include: Lessons with Lefty, and The Best of Lefty’s Tips, and his DVD on casting, Lefty Kreh on Fly Casting, is arguably, the best around.
Ed Jaworowski is a writer, photographer and an exceptional caster with a passion and a desire to share his skills with others. In addition to teaching casting and fly fishing for more than 30 years, Ed has authored 4 books – The Cast, Troubleshooting the Cast, PopFleyes and Essential Saltwater Flies. He also served as consultant and contributor to The Complete Book of Fly Fishing and his writings have been featured in over 200 publications and more than 20 angling periodicals here and abroad since 1977. He has more than 50 years of fly tying experience, has fished and conducted casting clinics around much of the western hemisphere, and is in demand as a speaker. Ed is making significant contributions to the design of TFO rods and related products and is assisting in the development of casting schools and other educational programs.
Lisa Mei Norton
Lisa Mei Norton A retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, Lisa will be kicking off the 2-Fly by performing the National Anthem. Lisa Mei and her song writing partner BigDawg, a retired Marine Corps Officer, wrote the song "Healing Waters" in 2010 especially for Project Healing Waters. Being retired veterans, Lisa Mei and BigDawg, co-founders of BigDawg Music Mafia (http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com/
) have "adopted" Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing as their favorite nonprofit organization for the great work PHWFF does helping our disabled military members and veterans begin the healing process and transition back to civilian life.