What can Project Healing Waters do for you? Fly fishing allows a veteran to focus concentration on the task at hand; specifically landing a fish. And this activity is done outdoors, with minimal external stimulation, a welcomed calm and the beauty of a river or stream. Additionally, learning to build a fly rod or fly tying further provides focus for a veteran, and leads to a great sense of accomplishment.
We provide basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying, and rod building classes, along with clinics. Participants range from beginners who have never fished before to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings, and provide them a new activity.