I’m a co-program lead for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. We are dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities. We meet weekly to tie flies, build our own fly rods, and fish! With over 200 programs nation wide, if you know someone that would benefit from this program, go to www.projecthealingwaters.org Click on the map and find a program near you! Swipe left for more pictures! 🇺🇸 #PHWFF#recalibratedwarriors#travismillsfoundation#fishing#veterans#natureheals#itsmorethanfishing
Robert has been with us for a while now, but we want to officially announce him as a Pacific Northwest Ambassador. Please welcome @fly_fishing_vet
I started my fly-fishing passion in 2010 through the TBI clinic out of Fort Drum New York when I was still active in the US army. I slowly got in to fly fishing the next couple years due to still being active and training. In 2014 I was medically retired from the Army and moved back to Oregon with my family. The first year I was back my kids bought me a new reel for my fly rod for Father’s Day and that when it all sparked off. For the next year, I tried to learn as much as I could to become a better fly fisherman. After giving the whole thing a year of learning how to cast and work the rod I decided to try to give fly tying more of the go. So in late 2015, I jumped in head first to learn everything I could to tie flies. I didn’t just want to be a one style tier so I tried to learn as many different styles as I could.
In late 2016 early 2017, I started to do streamers and truly fell in love with them. I love throwing them as much as I love tying them. I have got to the point in my fly tying that I have a strong passion to share what knowledge I have with people and help them start their own path down this amazing road. I have also made it a point in my life to introduce fly fishing and tying to veterans to help with PTSD and TBI. That has been life changing not only for the veterans but also in my own life and my battles I deal with.