Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing leadership and volunteers attended ICAST/IFTD in Orlando, FL from July 14 - 16, 2015. This event is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show – offering the unique premier showcase for the latest innovation in fishing gear, accessories, and apparel. Attending this show provides us an opportunity to share our mission and the work we do with the fishing community. It also provides the chance to network and recruit supporters for PHWFF at a highly entertaining and informative show. We were also honored for the second-year-in-a-row by Native Eyewear who hosted two Happy Hours in support of our mission.
We're honored to announce that the 6th Annual Herber Valley Fly Fishing Festival will benefit the Salt Lake City, UT PHWFF Program! Taking place on August 7 -8, 2015 this festival is sponsored by our friends at The Fall River Fly Rod Company and Allen Fly Fishing. It will featuring family activities, fly fishing instruction, demos, food, and live music with all proceeds benefiting our cause and the veterans we serve. A complete press release about this great festival is included below. For more information you can visit www.herbervalleyflyfishingfestival.com
Recently, Dan Morgan (our National Director of Communications) was welcomed onto Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio to talk about our Program (and a little fly fishing too). We're honored to have had the opportunity to share the work we do with the great folks and customers of Bass Pro Shops. You can listen to the complete interview below
"Reflections from 100 Fly Fishers" from Michael Reingruber, is a beautiful collection of fly fishing memories and tips from over 100 top guides and fly fishers from across the globe. All profits support the Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Missions. The book is now available for purchase on Amazon and AmazonSmile.
In 2010, PHWFF teamed with "Professional" Salt Water Fly Fishing Guides for a day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay for Striped Bass. The event has grown in size and interest, and has much of Maryland’s “Eastern Shore” community supporting the effort. The event is open to Veterans who regularly participate in Project Healing Waters programs in the National Capital and Virginia Regions, and their families. It will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Dominion Marina in Chester, Maryland.
Since 2012, videographer Allan Yankosky has captured the essence of The Mossy Creek Invitational (MCI) on film. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Allan for contributing his time and talents once again in support of the MCI, PHWFF, and the veterans we serve. We are honored to present to you: The 2015 Mossy Creek Invitational Video featuring a testimonial (and the largest trout in MCI history!) from GySgt Willis “Duke” Davis, USMC
The van purchased by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) with the $30,000 grant provided by the Philip L. Graham Fund has been an incredible asset to the PHWFF programs in the PHWFF National Capital area. The PHWFF program that uses the van on a regular basis is the Marine Corps Base Quantico Program in Virginia. This passenger van has traveled up and down the beltway carrying wounded warriors and disabled veterans to and from fly fishing outings and other events. It has allowed us to focus our energies to work with participants and use our time more effectively and efficiently. Thanks to the Philip L. Graham Fund we have been able to plan and execute our local trips without having to ask for transportation assistance from other organizations or spend valuable resources and time securing vehicle rentals.
We are excited to announce that Blasting for the Brave: Round 2 will be held on September 19, 2015 at The Point at Pintail Farm in Queenstown, MD!
Saw Works Brewing Company is celebrating its five year anniversary by throwing a huge block party, BAND SAW 2015! BAND SAW will take place August 15, 2015 from 2 PM - 10 PM and is a 21+ event. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Join us in welcoming Tim Daly as the new Deputy Regional Coordinator for our New York / New Jersey Region! Tim has been the Program Lead for the Montrose VAMC Program since 2013 and during his tenure the program has grown tremendously. He looks forward to continuing to share his love of fly fishing with the veterans of PHWFF.
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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