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A once in a lifetime fishing experience, helping to heal wounded US military, both active duty and veterans.

Funded and put on by local volunteers to benefit worthy participants in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) programs.

About Us

In 2016, over 3,500 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) volunteers helped over 7,400 disabled veterans and military personnel. Founded in 2005, PHWFF is a unique, community-based, nonprofit 501(C)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to the physical and psychological rehabilitation of injured active-duty military personnel and veterans with disabilities. This is accomplished through the therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits of fly fishing, patience and relationship-building. Participants include: active duty military, disabled veterans, Guard, and Reserve personnel with VA disability ratings. Whether wounded in combat, injured in vehicle or training accidents, or suffering debilitating illness, PHWFF serves all disabled veterans. Because of this, PHWFF is in a position to lead the way in helping today’s young disabled veterans throughout their lifetime.

FISH WITH A HERO is the name of events funded and put on by local volunteers to benefit worthy participants in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) programs. Each year, top participants are selected from PHWFF programs nationwide to attend one of the FISH WITH A HERO events. 100% of the proceeds raised for these trips goes to pay the costs of the event. There are NO administrative or fundraising expenses paid out of these funds.




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Check out our latest updates and articles.

NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Article from Project Healing Waters about our 2017 trip to Captiva!
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MARCH 10, 2017
Legendary Fly Fisherman Holds Book Signing for Good Cause
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Review contributed by Marilyn Rogan, PHWFF Middle Tennessee volunteer and event participant.
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Our Sponsors

We love and appreciate the support of our sponsors!

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Some kind words from our vets.

"It enables the vets to get out, let their hair down, take their pack off and just be around fellow brothers and sisters. It keeps us from pondering. I can’t say enough about how positive it is."

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"I’ve seen sunsets all around the world. As I crossed the equator one time the sunset was gorgeous…but never have I seen sunsets like this."
[From the 2014 Florida Keys Trip]

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"The friendships established will last a lifetime."

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Contact us

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!

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