We are pleased to announce that 4 PHWFF programs in the Southwest Region will be hosting simultaneous daylong events on Saturday, November 12, 2016 to raise funds and awareness of our cause and the injured and disabled veterans they serve. This special day, dubbed “Healing Saturday” will take place at local fly shops across the country in cooperation with the local volunteer-run PHWFF programs. The Southwest Region will be hosting events in Fullerton, CA; Van Nuys, CA; Las Cruces, NM; and Albuquerque, NM
PHWFF is unique in that our volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis. It is much more than a one day fishing trip. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings. While visiting his home state of Nebraska, our COO David Folkerts had the great pleasure of attending a fly tying session with the PHWFF Lincoln Nebraska Program.
The World Fly Fishing Championships each year hosts a "Healing Waters" event at Camp Hale. Some of the world's best fly fisherman stepped up to teach PHWFF participants how to fly fish and have a great time doing so.
Leading up to our 4th Montauk Outing this year on September 7th and 8th, NOAA Marine forecast was calling for deteriorating tropical storm, Hermine, to produce 18 knot winds and big seas at the Point. Should we cancel? Capt. David Blinken, a co-leader of this event said, “No, the weather service is wrong”; fortunately, Captain David he was right! Steve Verp, David’s organizational partner for this trip, drove a group of Veterans and volunteers out East from the City on Wednesday in time for a group dinner at Montauk Point’s Harvest on Fort Pond Restaurant and following a sumptuous family style dinner, all rested in comfort through the generosity of the elegant Montauk Yacht Club.
The first Midwest Wisconsin state outing took place on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee, WI. It was hosted by program lead George Batcha brought together the PHWFF-Madison and PHWFF-Green Bay programs to enjoy the urban fishing experience.
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. – On a late September day, it was fly fishing and a storm that brought veterans from Martinez, Calif., together with strangers in Dubois, Wyo.
It was 5th Annual Fall Fishing Trip on the Muskegon River near Newaygo, MI. for the Battle Creek VAMC Program.
The PHWFF Alaska Program took ten program participants on a trip to fish for rainbow trout and Dollie Varden on the Kenai River near Sterling, Alaska on September 25th
Program volunteer Brent Miller writes: For the fourth year, the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs from Cincinnati and Indianapolis met in the middle for a fishing event and lunch at the Brookville Tailwaters, Southeastern Indiana’s only trout waters.
The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program in Newington, CT has partnered with Pratt & Whitney's "UTC-4-Vets" employee resource group to further aide in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured and disabled veterans in Connecticut.
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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