OUR FLY FISHING PROGRAMS

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, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings.

PHWFF relies on Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited, and independent fly fishing clubs to conduct the program at the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. PHWFF volunteers include experienced fly fishers and guides, all of whom donate their time and knowledge to conduct programs at Department of Defense facilities, Warrior Transition Units and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.

Project Healing Waters Programs have been established throughout the United States, Alaska and parts of Europe.

In order to have a viable program, three groups must co-exist:

A fly fishing club willing to provide the volunteers and organize the program.

A DOD or VA medical facility willing to host the program.

Injured military members or disabled veterans willing to participate.

Because each of these groups is unique, no two Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs will be exactly the same.

Interested in Joining or Starting Your Own Program?

  • You [PHWFF] have offered me another avenue to continue recovering physically and emotionally. I thank you for what you have offered me. Please keep up the good work.

    A Maine Veteran
  • Look how your vision of bringing PHWFF here is having such an impact on the veterans.

    Recreational Therapist Batavia VA, New York