We are proud to announce that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing representatives and leadership will be in attendance at the 13th Annual 'Ennis on the Madison' Fly Fishing Festival this upcoming September 4-5th, 2015 in Ennis, Montana. The Festival has become a popular destination event in south western Montana and eastern Idaho and last year drew more than 1200 attendees. The Festival is a project of the Madison River Foundation, a non-profit organization.
Seven veterans, from Project Healing Waters Programs around the country, will gather to test their skills on the Pere Marquette and Manistee rivers on September 16 -20th. All participants will fish from professionally guided drift boats chasing King Salmon up to 40lbs (fresh from Lake Michigan), Steelhead and resident Brown trout.
Saw Works Brewing Company celebrated its five year anniversary by throwing a huge block party, BAND SAW 2015, on August 15, 2015. Proceeds from this event were donated to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
Ten PHWFF warriors and veterans from the National Capital, Virginia, and Pennsylvania Regions spent 2 nights at the Homewaters Club in Spruce Creek, PA from July 26-28, 2015. In addition to fishing they spent time getting to know one another better and shooting skeet. This trip was the latest in a long history of trips to the Homewaters Club each summer. The trip is organized and led by the volunteers in the PHWFF Walter Reed Program.
The Cape Lookout Albacore Festival, the Crystal Coast’s premiere fly fishing and light tackle tournament/event, is being held on October 23 – 24, 2015. This annual two-day event aims to raise money for our cause and the veterans we serve. The two days are full of great fishing, prizes, music, auction items, and fellowship. It’s a unique opportunity to experience the area’s finest fishing while simultaneously helping to raise money and awareness of PHWFF
"Teach a Man to Fish" a short film by The University of Tennessee's Medal of Honor Project was filmed last October at the inaugural Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Challenge in Norris, TN. Through beautiful footage, this film shares the journey of recovery and the bonds of fellowship borne from our unique kind of therapy.
Starting today you can bid on a beautiful tarpon pencil drawing from Marathon, FL artist Kurt Rohlmann accompanied by a Stu Apte tied tarpon fly with all proceeds going to support PHWFF and the veterans we serve. The item is being auctioned online via eBay GivingWorks - ensuring that 100% of proceeds go directly to our cause. The auction will run for 7 days, closing on Friday, August 21st. Bid now, bid often!
Jessica Callihan, injured Navy veteran and co-founder of the Knoxville Chapter of Project Healing Waters, tells the story of her beginnings with Project Healing Waters and the conception and development of its partnership with Sawworks Brewing Company's 5th year anniversary BANDSAW 2015 festival. Check out the BANDSAW 2015 website here: sawworksbrewing.com/bandsaw/
A photo story about the relationship between Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) and a remote, SW Alaskan fishing community that helps returning combat veterans deal with the traumas of war. Story and photos by Janet Kotwas. This article was originally published in the Kodiak Daily Mirror newspaper and is republished with the permission of the author.
Six veteran participants from Programs across the country recently took a trip of a lifetime to Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT for a memorable week of angling and camaraderie.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
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