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, 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.
The Cape Lookout Albacore Festival (CLAF) is a two day event scheduled for October 24th and 25th, 2014 aimed to raise money for Project Healing Waters. This year’s festival is full of prizes, auction items, music, and most importantly great fellowship.
We are honored to announce H3O Polarized as a new addition to the "Purchase Gear to Help PHWFF" section of our website. Our sincere thanks to the entire H3O Polarized team for their support of our mission and their dedication to healing those who serve.
Over the past ten years, we have received hundreds of incredibly moving testimonials given by PHWFF participants, their families, and hospital staff. Reading first-hand about how the obstacles, heartbreak, challenges, and adversities were overcome through the help of the PHWFF program is tremendously significant and heartwarming. Recently, we received a powerful testimonial from a disabled veteran, Brooks Martin, who participates with PHWFF in West Virginia. With his permission, we are honored to share it with you. All of us at PHWFF would like to thank Brooks for his service and for taking the time to recount his experiences. Our hope in sharing is that it will perhaps expose others yet uninformed to the healing that occurs in our “Healing Waters.”
We are honored to announce that our friends at Allen Fly Fishing have added a new addition to their on-going support of PHWFF. 1% of sales on the soon-to-be-released, USA made, Allen Omega reel will go directly to support PHWFF and the veterans we serve.
Our sincerest thanks to everyone at Native Eyewear for the fundraiser conducted on our behalf at the IFTD/ICAST 2014 show.
Since 2006, The Drake magazine has presented the best fly-fishing videos at the annual trade show, International Fly Tackle Dealer. On Wednesday, July 16th, the prizes for “Best Freshwater Film” and “Best Fly Fishing Film” went to Blood Knot, about Brian and Colby Trow, the twin brothers who run Mossy Creek Fly Fishing. Brian and Colby, and the entire Mossy Creek Fly Fishing crew, have long been great friends of PHWFF.
We are honored to announce that “And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete”, a book by Dean K. Miller, has been added as a new addition to the "Purchase Gear to Help PHWFF" section of our website.
Announced at the 8th Annual PHWFF 2-FLY Tournament, this exciting raffle kicks off what will be a fun and exciting way to support PHWFF each year
The Patriot Award, PHWFF’s highest honor, is presented each year in appreciation of an individual or and organization’s dedication and commitment to the rehabilitation of our injured active duty service men and women and disabled veterans.
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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