Omar Bermejo and James Wood, veteran participants from our Casper, WY Program, have become fishing buddies and filmed a recent outing they took in pursuit of trout. Omar is a Olympic para athlete (biathlon) who had recently competed in the NYC Triathalon, upon his return home he met up with James to celebrate on the Platte River. We're honored by the "shout-out" in the video!
The Platte Rivers PHWFF Program and the Casper, WY Program joined forces on July 8-12 to bring veterans together in Dubois, WY for 5 days of fishing and camaraderie. This is the third year the Platte Rivers Program has taken veterans on this amazing multi-day trip.
The Waco VA Program took numerous trips on Lake Belton, TX this spring.
The Waco VA/Fort Hood PHW program held the PHWFF booth at this year’s Texas Council FFF Expo. Several Participants came from the Waco VA/Fort Hood program to help work the crowds and to tell people about PHWFF
On Saturday, July 18th the Salem VAMC Program held a day outing of fly fishing in Bottom Creek in Bent Mountain, Virginia.
Team Project Healing Waters San Antonio/San Marcos hosted 17 disabled veterans from VA facilities in San Antonio, on a memorable fly fishing outing. A dozen experienced fly anglers, from Central Texas Fly Fishers (ctff.org) assisted and mentored the veterans, many of whom had never fly fished before.
On July 4, 2015, the Missouri History Museum located in St. Louis’ historic Forest Park welcomed Project Healing Waters’ Jefferson Barracks program to display the art and history of fly tying and fly fishing. The demonstration coincided with the city’s annual Fair St. Louis Independence Day celebration.
This trip was a four day trip from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs and back. It included 2 ½ days of fishing for the participants. The first half day of fishing was on a housing development pond with freshly stocked trout. The second day of fishing was on a small private lake both from shore and on boats. The third day of fishing varied by the choice of the participant and the knowledge of the local mentor. Some returned to the private lake, some fished some other private water, one fished a high mountain stream and one floated the San Juan River. All had a great time.
The PHWFF Salem VAMC program held its monthly fly tying session at the DAV Community Center on July 7th with a great turnout.
Ken Swinburne, the Program Lead for the Memphis VAMC, sent us a note about an exciting visit from Emily and Dave Whitlock (a legendary fly fisherman, artist, and author) to one of their regular program meetings.
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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