Angling at Paradise Farm Camps with the Veterans of the Coatesville VAMC Program

PHWFF Coatesville PA Program Lead Matt Seymour shares an update about this great program in our Pennsylvania Region:

We finally got to wet a few lines with our vets at Paradise Farm Camps. We had 11 fishers – most of whom were casting a fly for for the first time:

If you take a close look you may be able to identify some of our faithful fly casting coaches: Betsy Miraglia, Sarge Speakman, Ed Penry, Heath Jones, John Dettrey, Matt Marran, & Ken Leung.
The highlight of the evening (for me at least) was watching Sarge convince one of our vets to lay down his casting rod and pick up a fly rod for the first time. Result: two fish quickly!
This Upcoming Week:
No tying in the Main Dining Hall on Tuesday but our regular scheduled Wednesday evening meeting from 6-8PM in Bldg 5 of the Coatesville VAMC. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of the vets’ company in a while – come join in the tying and fishing stories!
Thanks to all of you who make this delightful time possible!
Matt Seymour
Program Lead
Project Healing Waters
Coatesville VAMC (In-Patient)

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