The Massanutten TU Chapter, together with the Dominion Power Foundation hosted a fly fishing day for some PHWFF participants in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The event and the program itself enabled the vets to get acquainted with the peaceful nature of fly fishing in the outdoors along-side a group of men who know what they are going through.
On Saturday September 13, 2014 the PHWFF - Milwaukee group held their monthly fishing outing at the village park in Thiensville, WI. The group fished the Milwaukee River from shore above and below the dam with the target species being smallmouth bass (or anything else that swims).
On September 27, 2014 The NEO Fly Fishers will host The Fly Fishing Film Tour stop at The Palace Theater in Canton, OH. Net proceeds from this event will once again benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program activities. The Doors will open at 2:00 pm for pre-event gear demos, the artwork on display (and for sale) and access to outfitters and fly shops. The film will start promptly at 3:00 pm. Additional information is contained within the NEO Fly Fishers Press Release posted below.
The PHWFF Oklahoma program meets twice a month at the Jack Graves Outdoor Education Center in Broken Arrow, OK. Each meeting features a different volunteer teaching their favorite pattern. For more information contact Program Lead Chris Gorman at email@example.com
This year, you can donate to our local program: PHWFF North Texas! 100% of donations will go towards helping injured and disabled military personal and veterans through the PHWFF program. North Texas Giving Day is an online event and most of the activity will take place at the www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org website in addition to News and updates being posted regularly to their social media sites: Facebook: North Texas Giving Day and Twitter @NTXGivingDay #NTXGivingDay
Four participants from the PHWFF programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Quantico, and Fort Belvoir traveled to Pennsylvania's Big Spring Creek on Saturday, September 13th 2014. In spite of the rainy conditions, many of Pennsylvania's native brook trout were brought to hand.
The group fished in the catch and release section of the stream and most of them realized very quickly that it was not a typical Missouri trout park experience. Rockbridge rainbows are stocked at around 2 pounds and a 4-5 pound fish can take your fly on any cast. They are not easy but readily take a well presented fly, fight hard and love to jump.
Recently, the PHWFF Colorado Springs, CO program joined up with the PHWFF Tucson, AZ program for a five day trip to Durango, CO. Both volunteers and participants alike enjoyed the great company, fishing, and experience. PHWFF Volunteer and Trip leader, Sally Fant, and PHWFF Participant Keith recount their experiences over these memorable 5 days.
Paul Quinn, PHWFF volunteer and veteran, recounts his time on the annual trip to the Bitterroot River August 8 - 10, 2014.
"What we experienced that evening was worth more than all the gold in the world. Veterans that are suffering from some of the most dreaded disabilities opening up, laughing, sharing experiences, but most of all just relaxing and enjoying the camaraderie. As for me, all of the work and effort put into this event were more than worthwhile"
Representatives from the PHWFF Virginia Region will be in attendance at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren's 2nd Annual Veteran's Affairs Program on September 11, 2014 at the UMW Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research in King George, VA.
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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