By Andrew Frutiger
As we continue to get the word out about Project Healing Waters, our Frederick Chapter continues to grow. We had 8 participants at our last event in late January, including 2 new members. What is even more fantastic is the diversity of the Chapter, out of the 8 members, most branches of the military are represented (just waiting for the Coast Guard).
Currently the Chapter has focused mainly on learning to tie highly productive fly patterns such as the Wooly Bugger and San Juan Worm. As their confidence and experience grows, we will be looking to PVFF members for some suggestions on more unique fly tying challenges. In addition to tying flies, the Chapter will also be learning how to build rods for their own use as well as entry into a National Competition.
Finally, a well-earned “Thank You” goes to Dave Wooster and his team. Dave and the PHW volunteers have worked tirelessly to get the Frederick Chapter up and running and is always looking for new ways for the Chapter to branch out and leverage the Frederick Community for support.
To learn more about the program and follow our Chapter’s progress, follow us on Facebook at: Project Healing Waters – Frederick Chapter or reach out to me directly with any questions or if you would like to get involved at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next PHW Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 PM in Room 207 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 West Patrick Street in Frederick.