Southwest Region to host 3 ‘Healing Saturday’ Events

14df7839-3ec8-421f-aaca-3a5280ddea24We are pleased to announce that 3 PHWFF programs in the Southwest Region will be hosting simultaneous daylong events on Saturday, November 12, 2016 to raise funds and awareness of our cause and the injured and disabled veterans they serve. This special day, dubbed “Healing Saturday” will take place at local fly shops across the country in cooperation with the local volunteer-run PHWFF programs. The Southwest Region will be hosting events in Fullerton, CA; Las Cruces, NM; and Albuquerque, NM

Through offering special opportunities like entertainment, food, and all-things fly fishing Healing Saturday will aide in supporting veterans on their journeys to physical, emotional, and spiritual health.The PHWFF Long Beach program will be at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store in Fullerton, CA.  The shop is bringing in rod reps from Sage, Reddington, Winston, Orvis and Echo, and will provide a casting pool and demos.   Lunch will be provided and all proceeds will go to PHWFF.   The advanced rod building team of the Long Beach program will wrap an Orvis Helios 2 rod with the Healing Saturday logo for raffle, along with a box of great flies.  Contact Program Lead Carole Katz at for more information.

The PHWFF Las Cruces, NM program will be at Sportsman’s Warehouse.  There will be fly tying demonstrations inviting audience participation.  A rod will be raffled.   Contact Program Lead Ron Bellerose at for more information.

The PHWFF Albuquerque, NM program will be at Los Pinos Fly & Tackle Shop.  They will have four excellent fly tiers, a casting clinic for various levels, rod reps from Mystic, Hardy and Echo rods, along with Regal vises, and bluegrass music.  Contact Program Lead Dave Patton at for more information.

Support your local fly shop this November 12tth and give back to those men and women who have made great sacrifices in the service of our nation.

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