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Project Healing Waters, Pittsburgh, PA – All veterans or active duty military with a disability are eligible to participate at no cost.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. PHWFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is dependent on tax-deductible, charitable donations and the help of numerous volunteers to meet the educational, equipment, transportation, and related needs of its participants. PHWFF began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing over 200 highly successful programs in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.

The PHWFF Pittsburgh Program will be holding two new Fly Tying sessions for disabled veterans. One will be held at Upper St. Clair’s McLaughlin Run Recreation Center the 4th Wednesday of the month. The other will be held at The Stephen Foster Center in Lawrenceville every other Wednesday night. We tie flies and build rods at the Aspinwall VA every Monday, and host fishing outings year round.

All veterans or active duty military with a disability are eligible to participate at no cost. For more information or to sign up, please contact Amanda Thompson at:

Interview about the Little Juniata River

As you probably know, I love fly fishing the Little Juniata river. I believe it is one of the very best in the eastern United states.

I recently had a nice chat about the Little Junita River with Peter Turcik:
Thanks Peter for the opportunity to share my passion!

Peter is a media specialist with the Chesapeake Conservancy. He has a journalism and writing background that includes work with Trib Total Media, the U.S. House of Representatives, National Geographic Society, and the National Park Service.

Vote for your favorite Pennsylvania river 2017


We enjoy sharing with you the wonderful rivers and streams Pennsylvania offers for fly fishing. So it’s nice to see the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources launch a contest aimed at publicizing Pennsylvania natural recreation.
Of course many visitors to paflyguide focus on fly fishing the contest aims to reach many interests, such as boaters, hikers, and overall outdoors enthusiasts. Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, in cooperation with DCNR, oversee the selection of public voting choices.
Voting begins Monday, Nov. 14, and concludes 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.
Visit 2017 River of the Year Nominees to vote and learn about the nominated waterways and the River of the Year program.

Help extend the Pine Creek Delayed Harvest section.

Please go to the link below and show support for the extension of the Delayed Harvest on Pine Creek.
Anybody else you can think of to do the same please pass this along.
Thank You.

You don’t know what your missing if you’ve haven’t made it to the town of Slate Run, Pennsylvania and fished Pine creek. Tom Finkbiner and many others have been instrumental in making Pine Creek the outstanding angling opportunity that it’s become. Many large brown trout and heavy hatches make for a grand ol’ time! Please help to make the Pine Creek Delayed Harvest Section even better.