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2013 – 3rd Annual Flyfest
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Image by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing – Northern VA
A lot more than 65 people attended the Third Annual PHWFF Flyfest held at Harman’s North Fork Cottages in Cabins, W.Va., Dec. 6-8. The event was hosted by the PHWFF Fort Belvoir and PHWFF Quantico Programs and a lot more than 35 Warriors and numerous family members members from seven diverse PHWFF programs fished 1 ¾ miles of the private access trophy trout stream for the duration of the 3-day weekend trip.

In attendance for the duration of the weekend were Volunteer Guides and Warriors from the two local applications in addition to members from applications in Martinsburg, West Va. Richmond, Va. Atlanta, Ga. Winchester, Va. and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Healthcare Center, Richmond, Va. For 14 Warriors, it was the very first time they had traveled to Harman’s. Also, 3 professional fly fishing guides/instructors attended and donated their time to the event.

The air temperatures by no means rose above the upper 30s and often integrated wind chills in the teens with heavy rain and snow during the weekend’s festivities.

Bigg Riggs Farm, owned by Calvin Riggleman, an Iraq Marine combat Veteran and little farmer from Loom, W. Va., offered all meals for the three-day event.

Friday and Saturday evenings included Warrior raffles for prizes donated by supporters from around the country. Furthermore, three tiny businesses donated goods via the two PHWFF programs’ relationships on social media.

Evenings had been filled with different fly tying instruction at distinct cabins to incorporate wet flies, soft hackle flies, streamers and clouser minnows. Volunteers and specialist guides offered the free of charge instruction.

The stream had been not too long ago stocked by Harman’s with rainbow and brown trout, ranging in size from 17 to 20 inches. Even so, due to really heavy rains on Friday, Saturday’s fishing schedule was pushed back and instruction on fly casting and fly tying have been held for the duration of the morning and early afternoon. Fishing was limited to “shore only” in the course of the afternoon. Even even though fishing was restricted, Warriors caught fish.

Sunday morning, attendees woke to a winter storm and a lot of left early in the day. Those who had been in a position to remain fished from shore. Five Warriors decided to extend their stay to wait for the storm to pass so they could safely travel property.

(photo submitted by Krista Lutz)

2013 – 3rd Annual Flyfest
Warrior Tattoos

Image by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing – Northern VA
Far more than 65 individuals attended the Third Annual PHWFF Flyfest held at Harman’s North Fork Cottages in Cabins, W.Va., Dec. 6-eight. The event was hosted by the PHWFF Fort Belvoir and PHWFF Quantico Programs and more than 35 Warriors and several loved ones members from seven different PHWFF applications fished 1 ¾ miles of the private access trophy trout stream during the 3-day weekend trip.

In attendance in the course of the weekend were Volunteer Guides and Warriors from the two neighborhood programs in addition to members from programs in Martinsburg, West Va. Richmond, Va. Atlanta, Ga. Winchester, Va. and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Va. For 14 Warriors, it was the initial time they had traveled to Harman’s. Also, three expert fly fishing guides/instructors attended and donated their time to the occasion.

The air temperatures never rose above the upper 30s and frequently incorporated wind chills in the teens with heavy rain and snow throughout the weekend’s festivities.

Bigg Riggs Farm, owned by Calvin Riggleman, an Iraq Marine combat Veteran and modest farmer from Loom, W. Va., offered all meals for the three-day event.

Friday and Saturday evenings included Warrior raffles for prizes donated by supporters from around the nation. In addition, three small businesses donated items via the two PHWFF programs’ relationships on social media.

Evenings had been filled with various fly tying instruction at different cabins to contain wet flies, soft hackle flies, streamers and clouser minnows. Volunteers and expert guides supplied the totally free instruction.

The stream had been recently stocked by Harman’s with rainbow and brown trout, ranging in size from 17 to 20 inches. Nevertheless, due to extremely heavy rains on Friday, Saturday’s fishing schedule was pushed back and instruction on fly casting and fly tying have been held throughout the morning and early afternoon. Fishing was restricted to “shore only” throughout the afternoon. Even although fishing was limited, Warriors caught fish.

Sunday morning, attendees woke to a winter storm and numerous left early in the day. Those who had been capable to remain fished from shore. Five Warriors decided to extend their keep to wait for the storm to pass so they could safely travel house.

(photo submitted by Krista Lutz)