A memorable fly fishing trip to Healing Waters Lodge

Healing Waters Lodge is located near Twin Bridges, MT and is within close distance to some of Montana’s most prolific trout waters.  It is the perfect place to go for a memorable fly fishing trip and to also experience some of the most beautiful places that Montana has to offer.

Mike & Laura Geary, the owners of Healing Waters, hosted six disabled veterans from PHWFF at their place between July 4th – 10th.  These six disabled veterans came from PHWFF programs located in the states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina. New Mexico and California.

Here is a testimonial from disabled veteran Mike Bertell who attended this trip:

I just wanted to drop a note and say thank you for enabling  me to attend the Healing Waters Lodge trip. This was a completely new experience, for me and I would say for the five other disabled veterans who attended.

From the beginning PHWFF coordinated all the flights so that we would land within 90 minutes of each other. They drove us all to Healing Waters Lodge and everything was well orchestrated from there for the rest of the week.  After we were settled in, dinner was served. They had two chefs. One worked the breakfast and the other was dinner. Appetizers every evening was the norm. Everything was like a five star hotel. The Healing Waters Lodge staff made you feel welcome and if there was anything you needed, all you had to do was ask. The next morning we had a gourmet breakfast, and soon after your fly fishing guide was waiting to take you out for a full day of fishing. The next day it started all over again.

You could bring your own equipment but if you were lacking something they could provide with whatever you needed. The store and supplies were on the honor system with all Orvis or Simms brands. The rooms were cleaned and attended to every day before you returned.

The grounds occupied 20 acres. Besides a beautiful pond you could fish anytime, they had a spa and workout room. The buildings were beautiful.  I am one of those people who pay attention to detail. The owners Mike and Laura Geary were first class. They make you feel right at home. At dinner we had a chance to chat and thank them for their support. So there were plenty of things to do and people to meet. It was truly a healing experience.                                                                                                                             

Thank you again and the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing organization. – SPC4 Mike Bertell, US Army (ret.)

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