Veterans First Fly Fishing (VFFF)

Veterans Fly Fishing Outing
By Art Livingston
On  Saturday, December 14, Granite Bay Flycasters hosted four veterans from the Sacramento Veterans Center, to a day of fly fishing at Big M Fishery in Lincoln. Twelve club members worked in teams to instruct in fly-casting, and how to land the fish. The fish were very cooperative. They all caught several nice fish. I think we just hooked all four of the veterans on fly-fishing. They will be going back to their group with some wonderful fish stories. Their group leader, Albert, said that once the rest of his group finds out how much fun we all had, they will have more in attendance next time. 
I am very proud of all the GBF members who volunteered to help with this event. Special thanks to Mike Howes, Don Van Sant, Dick Davis, Mike Gervais, Rick Radoff, Frank Stolten, Chuck Garland, Ed Lloyd, Joe and Joey Tax, and David Chanell. 
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Veterans First and Fly Fishing is What We Do
Hundreds of disabled veterans, both the physically disabled and those with PTSD, are finding peace and rehabilitation with the Veterans First Fly Fishing program. Fly fishing aficionados will be especially interested in seeing the adaptive fly-tying equipment designed for veterans who have the use of only one hand. This is an inspirational and interesting show for everyone, fishermen or not.
 Click on this link to view the video:
Show # 390, recorded at KMVT Studios, Mountain View, California, June 24, 2013

Tracy Fly Fishers Donate $410.00 to Veterans First Fly Fishing

Each year at the Tracy Fly Fishers Annual Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, they offer, at auction, a conservation item where 100% of the item bid price goes to the conservation organization of choice by the winner.  In addition to the winning bid, the Tracy Fly Fishers provide matching funds up to a maximum of $200.00.  This years lucky bidder with a winning bid of $210.00 was Chuck Sterni.  A veteran himself, Chuck has selected Veterans First Fly Fishing to receive the total amount, $410.00.

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4th Annual Shadow Cliffs Veterans First Fly Fishing Event


Thesis Project to Feature Fly Fishing Therapy   

Alec Brassington, an Recreational Therapist Intern at Palo Alto VA is a fly fisherman and “get’s” the connection between fly fishing and therapy. As such he has decided that his thesis project will feature fly fishing therapy.



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