On February 19 - 21, 2016 the Indianapolis, IN Program will attend the Great American Fly Fishing Expo in Indianapolis, IN.
On Wednesday, January 13 2016 the Roanoke and New River Valleys Program held their first rod building event of the year at the DAV Community Hall in Salem, VA. The purpose of this fly rod building program and contest is to give the participants the experience of building their own fly rods to further their physical and mental rehabilitation through the sport of fly fishing. It also gives them the possibility to win prizes for their rod building abilities to include the opportunity to further their rod building experience by attending a bamboo rod building school or attend a PHWFF National fly fishing trip.
The Syracuse Program spent one of their weekly meetings at the Syracuse VAMC learning to tie "The Matuka" - a classic streamer fly suitable for a wide-range of fishing conditions, species, and techniques.
SSG (ret) Kevin Gabert, US Army National Guard, recently taught a fly tying class for the Kansas City, MO Program. He brought some new techniques and materials to the table thanks to our friend William Heresniak of Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing.
Participants from the Casper, WY Program are taking part in our Annual Rod Building Program and Contest. Recently they held their first class, getting down to work on their builds and learning some new techniques.
The Fly Fishing Show includes everything from fly tying, fly casting, vendors, fly fishing companies, speakers and fly fishing films. The two day event is a sensory overload for the fly fisherman, allowing them to experience every aspect of the fly fishing industry. For most fly fisherman, February is one of the slowest months of the year, so this is a great time to visit the show and get excited about the upcoming season. The Winston Salem Show is one of seven locations that you can visit the Fly Fishing Show in 2016.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Program in Bangor, ME.
The Fayetteville program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing will conduct its third Annual Marabou Madness Fly Tying Event on March 19th, 2016 from 8:00am until 6:00pm at the Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina
PHWFF Veteran Ambassador Jessica Callihan held her senior art show, "On the Mend," during the month of November 2015 at the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College. Callihan, a U.S. Navy veteran who suffered injuries, brings a message of recovery through art and fly fishing. Watch this video of her senior art show reception.
On Monday December 21, 2015 the James A. Meador Foundation awarded the Roanoke and New River Valley PHWFF Programs with a $5,000 grant to be used for on-going programmatic activities. The grant award and check was presented by Ms. Cathie Thomas, Executive Director, James A. Meador Foundation to PHWFF Deputy Regional Coordinator Bob Crawshaw.
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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