The PHWFF Milwaukee, WI Program had their monthly fishing outing at Rushing Waters in Palmyra, Wisconsin to fish their ponds stocked full of rainbow trout.
Five Casper PHWFF veterans and one Cheyenne PHWFF veteran were able to spend 4 days in Dubois, WY.
The annual Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing trip to the UK is generously provided and hosted by Tony and Jan Spacey. This year, Dawn Gwin (PHWFF Grand Junction, CO) and Valerie Takesue (PHWFF Ft. Meade, MD) made the voyage across the pond to experience the fabulous fishing and tremendous hospitality. Dawn Gwin recounts her experience below:
On May 15, a group of veterans form the Kansas City program of PHWFF took a field trip to Bennett Spring State Park to learn fly casting through the Jim Rogers Fly School
July 7-9, 2014
A group of soldiers, veterans and volunteers from the Colorado Springs Project Healing Waters program spent two days floating fishing the North Platte River at Gray Reef in Wyoming.
The long awaited Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 4th Annual Carney Fork Outing, was held June 27-29th, 2014. Everyone was excited to see new faces and renew acquaintances from previous year’s outings. You see, this is a special time for those attending, those whose lives will be changed for the better from their experience here.
Mid-July, a group of seven vets and one volunteer made the annual trip of the Long Beach CA PHWFF group to fish the Bighorn River in Montana. Five vets had served in Vietnam and two female vets in Iraq.
Redding, California’s Project Healing Water Fly Fishing program fished two different venues for spring outings. The first was an April fishout for bass and sunfish at the private pond of Allen and Terry Cordy. The second spring event was a three day outing in early June to fish Manzanita Lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The outing has become an annual event and was their third trip to the park to fish the lake.
Reed’s Cabins will be hosting a PHWFF Event September 26 – 27, 2014 to aide in the healing of veterans returning home from serving our nation. The event features two days of fly fishing, fly tying, a silent auction, prize drawings and numerous raffles
Our partnership has been one of the most successful we have at Clear Path. The Veterans that come to Clear Path, and the staff, look forward to the PHWFF visit every month. We aim to ease the stress of reintegration and give Veterans the support that they miss once they leave the military, PHWFF gives those Veterans one of the greatest outlets that I have seen and it creates that sense of camaraderie again – Earl Fontenot, Chief of Staff, Clear Path for Veterans
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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