Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Video

“Teach a Man to Fish” is a short film by The University of Tennessee’s Medal of Honor Project was filmed this past October at the inaugural Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Challenge in Norris, TN.

Through beautiful footage, this film shares the journey of recovery and the bonds of fellowship borne from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’ unique kind of therapy.

The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics participants ranging from beginners who have never fished before, to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All fly fishing and tying equipment is provided to the participants at no cost. Fishing trips, both one day and multi-day, are also provided free of charge to participants.

PHWFF is unique in that our volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis. It is much more than a one day fishing trip. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings, and provide them a new activity.

Learn more in the PHWFF Fact Sheet