How good is the river, what can fly fishing do to you when you are hurt or wounded, how can you restore yourself by getting to the river, what kind of magic is there in fly fishing that it helps you to recover?
After 30 years in the Navy and 10 years in private industry, Ed Nicholson was diagnosed with cancer.
He was in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering when injured vets began coming back from Iraq.
Nicholson realized there was something he could do to help them cope with their mental and physical issues.
Armed with a fly fishing rod, Ed began to teach people to cast on the front lawn of the hospital and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was born.
The project now takes veterans out onto the water to fly fish, but most importantly build relationships that will last for a lifetime.
The Project has grown to 178 programs in 50 States.
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