Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
"Stars and Stripers" Fishing Tournament
August 23, 2014
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 PHW 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, PHW 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.
This year’s event is packed with activities including:
· - An “All Fly Fishing Competition” for “NOMINATED” PHWFF wounded warrior Program Participants
· - More casual light tackle and fly fishing opportunities for “Non Tournament” Wounded Warriors and their families
· - Boat trips aboard a beautifully appointed large pleasure boat to observe the activities or simply relax on the Bay for families not wishing to fish.
· - And a unique opportunity to experience “dipping for crabs” from the deck of the beautifully restored Chesapeake workboat “The Karen L”.
We also suggest you bring an appetite, as our hosts at Dominion Marina have assembled members of the community to put on a spread of food that will begin with a hearty breakfast and end with an Eastern Shore Barbecue and Crab feast.
Most of all the day is about fun and relaxation using the fly-fishing skills acquired in the various Project Healing Waters programs around the region. It is also a way for a grateful community to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by our recovering PHW Warriors who have served, and to the families who support them.
The event will take place at Dominion Marina in Chester, Maryland on Saturday, August 23, 2014
Breakfast will be served at at 0700 and encourage participants to arrive no later than 0730.
TOURNAMENT BOATS - and Guides will be assigned at 0745 and will be made ready for a 0830 departure and return at 1300.
Light Tackle/Fly Fishing Boats will be assigned and hold a short Q&A for PHW Participants at 0815 and leave the dock at 0845 returning at the discretion of Captain and Crew.
Pleasure Boat Cruise will leave the Dock at 0900 and return at the discretion of Captain and attendees.
Crabbing on Karen L will make several trips to the “Trot Line” to dip for crabs in nearby Prospect Bay. Trips will begin at 0900 and run throughout the day.
The Stars & Stripers Tournament will be held at Dominion Marina ( http://dominionmarina.com/index.htm ), in Chester, Maryland. It is only a few miles beyond the Chesapeake Bay Bridge when you are traveling Eastbound.
The Address and contact info are as follows:
1735 Little Creek Road
Chester, MD 21619
Travel Eastbound on Route 50 past Annapolis, and cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Follow Route 50 East to Exit 36B. Go straight at the light to Dominion Road. Follow Dominion Road to the end then bear right onto Little Creek Road. Follow Little Creek Road for approximately a mile, and the sign for Dominion Marina will be on the left. There will also be a sign for the "Stars and Stripers" event at the entrance to the Marina.