Sunday, May 2, 2010

05.01.10 Project Healing Waters fishing outing

On Saturday I met up with Bob Cohen and guys from the New Jersey Project Healing Waters. This is a great group that does great things across the country. Fly fisherman and guides meet up and teach veterans of all ages fly tying and then fly fishing. This day we took veterans from Lyons Hospital out to Osterman Nursery in Hillsborough to fish a large pond that was loaded with big bluegills and bass. About 15 veterans came out for the day and 10 volunteers from PHW. I remembered some of the guys from when we tied flies last month so it was easy to just get back to where we were. First came some fly casting lessons and then some fishing. Luckily these guys picked it up fast and the fish hit just about everything we threw at them. A good time was had by all. The next trip out is to fish the Pequest River on May 17th.