Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
"Stars and Stripers" Fishing Tournament
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Background and History
Project Healing Waters has recognized the benefits associated with fly fishing in the rehabilitation of our nation’s veterans suffering from physical and psychological trauma incurred while defending our Nation.
Program participants are joined by PHWFF volunteers at their points of rehabilitation, where they learn skills such as casting, fly tying, rod building and other techniques. These skills are then used as participants are hosted at various Fly Fishing events to apply their newly acquired skills.
In 2010, PHWFF teamed with "Professional" Salt Water Fly Fishing Guides for a day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay for Striped Bass. The event has grown in size and interest, and has much of Maryland’s “Eastern Shore” community supporting the effort.
The event is open to Veterans who regularly participate in Project Healing Waters programs in the National Capital and Virginia Regions, and their families. Electronic Registration is now open and will remain open until FRIDAY, JULY 31
Click here to Register
· ***Registering does not guaranteed that space, or your selected activity, will be available. You will be notified by email regarding your status once all applications have been received and resources can be allocated. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s interest but may be forced to offer alternate activities, or to separate families/dependents on available platforms.
In addition to a "Fly Fishing Tournament" (restricted to PHW Veterans only) additional activities will include light tackle fishing (as available), trot line crabbing aboard the “Karen L”, and boat cruises aboard well-appointed pleasure craft. The event always begins with a hearty “Hot Breakfast” and ends with an “Eastern Shore Crab Feast and Barbecue”.
Space this year is limited, and we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s interest, but first priority will be given to our Veterans wishing to Fly Fish. We will make every attempt to keep families together.