Project Healing Waters – Class #1

Wednesday March 21, 2012 was our first fly tying class at the Clarksburg VA.   The class marks the first time the Clarksburg VA’s PHW group has come together to “Heal those who serve” through fly fishing.   We started the class off with the ever popular Black Woolly Bugger and a basic instruction on the tools and material used in tying one.   With flies like these and the weather we have been having there will be some fish caught very soon!

A couple of the many flies tied at the first PHW fly tying class in at the Clarksburg VA.

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Manchin Seeks Halt To NPS Study

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin sent a letter to the director of the National Park Service Friday asking the reconnaissance study he originally sought in connection with a proposed national park in a section of West Virginia ended.

You can read Senator Manchin’s letter HERE

Read Chris Lawrence’s full story from WVMetroNews.com HERE

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Kick-Off to start Project Healing Waters!

Stop out to the Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital for the Kick-Off event February 29, 2012  from 10am until 2pm in front of the Retail Store.

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Fly Line Cleaning

The weather may not feel like it but its the heart of winter and there are many things that can be done if you cannot find yourself on a stream.   Tying flies and filling fly boxes, searching for those pin hole leaks to patch in your waders, and cleaning your gear.   Here is a good video on how to clean and maintain you fly line.

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The WVTU Fly Fishing School

When: May 18-20, 2012
Where: Thornwood 4-H Camp, Thornwood, West Virginia

Every year, WVCTU hosts a Fly Fishing School at Thornwood 4-H Camp near Thornwood, West Virginia along the banks of the East Fork of the Greenbrier River. Expert instructors teach the basic skills you need to enjoy this sport in just one weekend. Class size is limited to preserve the quality of instruction, so fill out the registration form and send it in as soon as possible. (Click here to see photos from past WVCTU Fly Fishing Schools).

The 2012 Program Agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.

Facts about the Fly Fishing School can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Pocahontas Times did a great article from the school last year – Click HERE for article and more pictures.

Students from the 2011 School

Students from the 2011 School casting on the casting pond.

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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2012

Shake off those winter shack nasties and stop into the Evergreen Fly Fishing Co. in Clarksburg for more info or tickets for the show.

The FFFT 2012 will be coming to WV!   Brought to you by the West Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited the show will be Saturday April, 7th 2012 @ the Labelle Theater in South Charleston (directions here).

Tickets are $15 at the door, but will be $12 if purchased before the show at the Evergreen Fly Fishing Co.    (304) 566-7361

Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6:00pm.

See trailers and more info for Film Tour HERE – Fly Fishing Film Tour 2012

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PHW Update

Things are still coming together for the Project Healing Waters group here at the Clakrsburg VA.   We are gearing up with materials, tools, and vices to start our tying classes.  We will keep the MCTU site updated with information as we get it.

PHW Regal Vices ready to start tying flies

1 of the 10 Custom PHW Vices by Regal

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