Programs from across the country submitted over 200 entries to the 2015 PHWFF Rod Building Contest. Contest host Ron Weiss, of The Hook & Hackle Company, was very impressed with the rods submitted for this years competition. A big thank you goes out to Ron Weiss from Hook & Hackle and the judging team that was put together for this years contest. They definitely put in a lot of man hours into getting this accomplished!
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual PHWFF Fly Tying Contest is right around the corner!
The Fly Tying Contest is way for PHWFF program participants to showcase the skills, talents, and creativity garnered from program classes, meetings, and independent study in a casual, fun contest. Only individuals who meet the definition of a PHWFF participant will be eligible to enter the contest.
Dallas, TX – American Airlines recently donated miles to support two nonprofits dedicated to serving injured and disabled veterans across the country.
As a way of recognizing the tens of thousands of volunteer hours given each year to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing by our talented and caring volunteers, PHWFF has instituted the Outstanding Volunteer Award. Each year, one volunteer from each of our 15 regions is selected for this honor. We extend a sincere thank you to Temple Fork Outfitters for their support of our program and for providing each award recipient with a fly rod. Join us in thanking all of our volunteers and congratulating each of these deserving recipients
Each year, we recognize a participant from each of our 15 regions. The following participants for 2014 have caught the PHWFF vision and made it their own. Join us in congratulating each of these deserving recipients, and may they have many happy days of fly fishing ahead of them.
An anonymous donor who over the years has provided generous donations to PHWFF, has once again shown their support of our cause by funding a Track Chair for one of our Program participants. The surprise presentation took place during the Saturday night dinner of the 9th Annual 2-Fly Tournament at Rose River Farm.
The Patriot Award is Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s (PHWFF) highest and most prestigious award. It is bestowed upon individuals or organizations that have demonstrated, over time, continuous and extraordinary service to PHWFF as an organization, and to those whom the organization serves. The recognition may encompass different types of support – from personal commitment to our mission or beyond that which would normally be expected, to material support in the form of donations, whether in money, or in kind, that are truly significant. The underlying premise is that the Patriot Award is given only to those who have demonstrated care and concern about our disabled PHWFF participants, military and veteran alike, that far exceeds what would normally be expected from our committed volunteers and supporters. This year, we are proud to announce that The Patriot Award was bestowed upon three individuals whose tremendous dedication to our mission beckons recognition and honor.
The 2-Fly Tournament fielded twelve Pro/Vet teams comprised of two veterans with professional fly-fishing guides. Only the veterans were able to fish. The professional guides cannot fish and concentrated on assisting the veteran team members. Only two flies of any conventional pattern (dry, wet, nymph, streamer, etc.) were allowed per contestant through the duration of the Tournament and a total of 4 flies were allowed per team. Each team fished two beats, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During this time, the teams could enter only three caught trout to be measured by the Stream Monitor and added to their score.
April 25- 26, 2015. Syria, VA - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing raised more than $205,000 this year at its flagship fundraising event, the 2-Fly Tournament, to support it’s 181 programs nationwide. The pre-tournament dinner on Saturday gathered this year's participants, Program alumni, friends, family, supporters, and special guests for a tented dinner at picturesque Rose River Farm.
We are pleased to announce that “Breaking Through: The Story of Larry Fivecoats” has been selected for the 2015 G.I. Film Festival (GIFF). Written and directed by Colorado fishing guide-turned-filmmaker Scott Thompson, this film shares the story of Larry Fivecoats and the restorative power of fly fishing through the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 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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