For the past six years, the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Virginia Region, in combination with Dominion Power, has organized a trip to the Dominion Power Station in Bath County, VA on Back Creek. The trip, as in years past, was financed by The Guilford Foundation, a major supporter of PHWFF. This is a two day trout fishing event took place October 7-9, 2014, at which 11 PHWFF participants were fully outfitted for a lifetime of fly fishing as well as providing a very successful 2 days of fishing with some participants catching over 30 rainbows and some rainbows of 20”!
The first-ever PHWFF North Texas all female fly fishing outing took place October 7-9, 2014 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Nine (9) female veterans representing 4 out of the 5 services attended this event accompanied by 9 members of the Texas Women’s Fly Fishers. During those 3 days, the participants spent almost 20 hours on the river chasing trout and 4 hours in the classroom learning to tie flies.
CINCINNATI, OH—To show appreciation for each other and the volunteers of Cincinnati PHWFF, the veterans decided to give back with a fish fry, and not just any ordinary fish fry. Text and photos by D. Brent Miller
The summer fishing for the PHWFF Waco, Texas VA program was very busy. They took 6 trips, on Fridays, that were scattered throughout the summer. PHWFF participants had the opportunity to cast for Bluegills, Redear perch, and largemouth bass all while learning the types of habitat, types of flies, and fish. Lots of fun was had
On November 8, 2014 Operation Encore will be holding their Album Release Concert at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Operation Encore's debut compilation of original songs from military and veteran artists was recorded in Phoenix at Stem Recording. The show will feature artists and songs from their album and they will welcome a guest performance from local favorite: Dead Hot Workshop. In addition, volunteers and participants from Project Healing Waters programs in Arizona and the Southeast Region will be in attendance to enjoy the show, share the mission and impact of PHWFF, and support this fantastic effort and album.
On Sunday, November 15, 2014 Orvis Myrtle Beach is hosting "Trout on the Fly," a benefit fishing tournament for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). Taking place at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, SC, this event will include fishing for both competitors and the general public, a breakfast, and a cocktail hour. Our thanks to Orvis Myrtle Beach and the great event supporters including News TV13 Myrtle Beach, Easy Radio, Coastal Angler, and the local chapters of Trout Unlimited and CCA.
10 participants from Richland and Fayetteville, NC made their annual trip to the South Holston River Lodge for a few days of fishing, fun, and camaraderie. Many thanks to all the sponsors, hosts, volunteers, and those who made this a wonderful experience for the veterans of the PHWFF Camp Lejeune - Richlands program.
The Kenai River trip to Drifter's Lodge at Cooper Landing Oct. 4 - 5th was awesome! Everyone caught fish - Dollies, Rainbows & Silvers! A special thanks goes out to our generous sponsors - Drifter's Lodge, Sackett's BBQ and Northern Industrial Training
By Marilyn Rogan
After great anticipation, the bus arrives and 43 veterans and volunteers step aboard—among them, three veterans from East Tennessee: Mark Johnson, Dan Moneymaker and Chad Rogers.
It is happening finally, a long-awaited fishing trip to the Florida Keys. No one really knows what to expect. But wait! I am getting ahead of myself. Let me back up a moment and give you a few details about this fantastic fishing trip that will warm your heart.
PHWFF St. Louis – Jefferson Barracks enjoyed their third annual fundraiser at Reed’s Cabins in Montauk State Park (Salem, MO) September 26 – 28, 2014. More than 40 supporters joined six of the program’s participants and seven volunteers during the event that raised $6,275 for the program
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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