Finalists Announced in The 4th Annual Project Healing Waters Fly Tying Contest

We are pleased to announce the finalists in The 4th Annual Project Healing Waters Fly Tying Contest! The contest is way for PHWFF program participants to showcase the skills, talents, and creativity they’ve gained from program classes, meetings, and independent study in a casual and fun contest. Only individuals who meet the definition of a PHWFF participant were eligible to enter the contest.

The 4th Annual Fly Tying Contest began on April 15 and concluded on September 16, 2016.  During this time period, dozens of amazing flies were submitted by veteran participants from across the country.  Each fly was judged by a fly-tying panel comprised of PHWFF volunteers, celebrity fly tiers and professionals.  Out of the many incredible flies entered, a total of 5 finalists were selected.  Each of the finalists will attend the International Fly Tying Symposium at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ on November 19 – 20, 2016, at which time an awards ceremony will be held announcing the winners.

In addition to the amazing opportunity to travel to, and attend, the International Fly Tying Symposium, those finalists selected as winners will receive great prizes from our friends at Regal Vise.

And now, it is our distinct pleasure to announce the finalists of The 4th Annual Project Healing Waters Fly Tying Contest (in no particular order):

David Arena from Virginia Beach, VA  (PHWFF Tidewater VA )


James Scott from Signal Mountain, TN ( PHWFF Chattanooga, TN)


John Warland from Mt Pleasant SC (PHWFF Charleston,SC)


Barry Silverman from Aurora, CO


Robert Simonovich from Clinton, OH (PHWFF Akron, OH)




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