Project Healing Waters: Back in the Swing

October has been the best month for Project Healing Waters in over a year and a half. We are finally to the light at the end of the tunnel with consistent monthly meetings at the Legion, great fall weather and actually getting to go fishing.

If this past month’s meeting at the Legion is any indication of participation, we are going to have a great year. We had a great blend of old and new faces making this one of our largest meetings ever.  Everyone from the veterans to the volunteers are eager to get back on the water. 

Several upcoming trips were announced from Frederick Friends Creek to the Yellow Breeches. In addition, Chuck led the group through creating their own leaders while Colin walked through how to tie egg patterns.

On a final note, I wanted to let everyone know what an incredible program this is and that, although it is 100% free to the veterans, we still need your help. 

During this season of giving, when many of us are making donations to the various groups we support, please consider including our Frederick Chapter Project Healing Waters. To do so, all you need to do is visit our Facebook page (see below) to make a donation.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in any of our upcoming fly tying sessions at Fort Detrick, please reach out to me at any time at or go to our Facebook page at Project Healing Waters — Frederick Chapter.

By Andrew Frutiger