On March 21, 2015 fly tying marathons took place at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA and the Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, VA. Each event brought together skilled fly tiers, PHWFF volunteers, participants, and friends for a day of tying in-support of our cause and the veterans served by our programs nationwide. In total, over three thousand flies were created on March 21st! Our thanks to all who contributed their time and talents!
It is our pleasure to introduce the Pro Guides for The 9th Annual PHWFF 2-Fly Tournament. Taking place at beautiful Rose River Farms on April 25-26, 2015, the 2-Fly Tournament pairs PHWFF Participants from around the country with one of these top industry professionals for a day of fun, competitive angling. Only the veterans will be able to fish. These professional guides do not fish, but concentrate on assisting the veteran team members during our flagship event. Our deepest thanks to each guide for donating their time and talents in support of our cause and the veterans we serve.
We are proud to announce that Ed Felker was recognized with 1st Place in the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association Excellence in Craft awards for “Medicine for the Soul,” a piece about Project Healing Waters. The awards ceremony took place at the annual VOWA conference in Charlottesville, VA on March 21, 2015.
The 2015 Hillbilly Open will benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc! Taking place on April 30, 2015, this inaugural event will take place in Newark, DE at the Deerfield Golf Club. Featuring a fun competitive day on the course, the event will also feature food, drinks, games, live music, and a fun, festive atmosphere all in support of the veterans served by our 180 programs nationwide.
"Teach a Man to Fish" a short film by The University of Tennessee's Medal of Honor Project was filmed this past October at the inaugural Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Challenge in Norris, TN. Through beautiful footage, this film shares the journey of recovery and the bonds of fellowship borne from our unique kind of therapy.
This week on Fly Rod Chronicles, Curtis Fleming meets up with Josh and Jessica Callihan of PHWFF Knoxville to share a story you don't want to miss. The episode airs Thursday, March 19 at 12:30pm EST; Friday March 20 at 10am EST, and Saturday, March 21 at 5:30pm EST on the Outdoor Channel.
We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual "Healing on the Fly" Michigan will be held on May 8, 2015 at The Reserve in Birmingham, Michigan!
The weekend of May 8, 2015 marks the start of the 2nd Annual "Legends of the Fly" event in Virginia Beach, VA to benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. We're honored, once again, by the tremendous support and recognition this fantastic event brings to our cause.
"Reprinted with permission of Ken Olsen and The American Legion Magazine, (c) March, 2010. www.legion.org."
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Dallas “Healing on the Fly” event will take place on May 21, 2015 at the Petroleum Club!
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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