The Cape Lookout Albacore Festival (CLAF) is a two day event happening this weekend, October 24-25 2014, in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, aiming to raise money for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). This year’s festival is full of prizes, auction items, music, great fishing, and most importantly great fellowship. The mission of the CLAF is to educate and promote the stewardship of our resources through fly fishing and to raise money and awareness for PHWFF.
We are pleased to announce the latest series of “E” fly rods from Tycoon Tackle. Each rod in this series will benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and the veterans we serve! Our sincere thanks to Tim O’Brien and the entire Tycoon Tackle team for their support of our mission and their dedication to healing those who serve. The “E” series of fly-rods are designed for superb performance anywhere, and this latest line of graphite rods in “The E” series are no different. Tycoon Tackle has a long association with the military services of our country and they have chosen to assist the men and women who have borne the battle with a $100.00 contribution from the purchase from each fishing rod sold going directly to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
Watch the video of 33 veterans from the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing TN Valley Region on their recent trip to Pigeon Key, Florida for a wonderful week of fishing. Sponsoring the event were Middle Tennessee Electric, Larry Kendzior, Centennial Bank, Pump Out USA, Monroe Marauders Military Vehicle Club, DAV Marathon Chapter 122, Key Colony Beach Fishing & Boating Club, Porky's Bayside Restaurant, Southernmost VFW Post 3911, Knights Key RV Resort & Marina the staff of Pigeon Key and so many more for whom we are so grateful.
The group included veterans from the Korean conflict to Afghanistan. Jim LePage and Steve Ladd hosted the event at the historic Flint Rainbow Club on the banks of Michigan’s Pere Marquette River ( a little history below). Mother Nature ruled, as she always does, so the fishing was not up to usual standards although all hooked up with Salmon and Brown trout. Justin Burdette. Charles Howie, Ray Ostman, Gary Becker, Frank Skiles and John Mullen fished from professionally guided boats for three days and as they put it, “we had the time of our life”. The truly important part of the gathering was the bonding that took place and it was a 100% successful. Jim and Steve look forward to co-hosting a repeat performance in September 2015
Boyd Huppert and Jonathan Malat, of KARE-TV Minneapolis – St. Paul, were recently honored with a 2013 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for their story “Healing Waters.” This 3 minute piece highlights the great work being done by PHWFF programs and the St. Cloud HCS Veterans in Minnesota.
Meet the Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Guides! On October 17-18, ten teams consisting of 1 guide, 1 PHWFF participant, and 1 sponsor will be competing in the first annual Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Tournament and Fundraiser benefiting PHWFF programs nationwide.
The Friday night banquet program of The 2014 Smoky Mountain Grand Slam features Keynote speaker Captain (Ret) William A Robinson, Air Force Cross Recipient & Former Prisoner of War.
We are honored to announce R.Riveter as a new addition to the "Purchase Gear to Help PHWFF" section of our website. Our sincere thanks to the entire R.Riveter team for their support of our mission and their dedication to healing those who serve
The 2014 America Cup fly fishing tournament was preceded by a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 'Soldier's Day' that was hosted through an ongoing partnership between The America Cup and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. It offered soldiers an opportunity to get out on the water with America Cup competitors, and other supporters of The America Cup on September 9-10, 2014
Watch the announcement video for The Smoky Mountain Grand Slam, a fly fishing tournament and fundraiser being held on October 17 & 18, 2014 at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN. This inaugural event will benefit the injured and disabled military service personnel and disabled veterans served by PHWFF programs nationwide.
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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