The Rod Building Program and Competition Heats Up!

The 2017 PHWFF Rod Building Program and Competition is heating up!  Thanks to a generous grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation we have been able to provide this great program to a record-setting number of PHWFF participants this year.

There are 98 PHWFF Programs throughout the United States taking part!  With over 800 participants involved, it is the largest number ever to be enrolled in this annual program and they are hard at work crafting amazing pieces of functional angling art.


The purpose of the Rod Building Program is to give our participants the experience of building their own fly rods to further their physical and mental rehabilitation through the sport of fly fishing.  It is a way for them to further showcase the skills and creativity garnered from program classes, meetings, and independent study in a casual, fun program.  Additionally, the rod building program has a fun competition component as well, which gives participants the chance to win prizes for their rod building abilities.  These prizes may include the opportunity to further their rod building experience by attending a bamboo rod building school or attend a PHWFF National fly fishing trip.

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