Dedicated to the men and women of the United Stares armed forces, the Veterans Service Program is an initiative by Trout Unlimited to connect our members with recovering soldiers and disabled veterans through fly fishing and cold water conservation. In partnership with Project Healing Waters and others, TU members are teaching the basics of fly fishing and fly tying, and providing an introduction to our conservation issues, leading to many on stream outings throughout the country. The VSP brings healing, hope and rehabilitation to those who have given so much to protect our freedoms.
Congratulations and a hearty thank you to the Blue Ridge Mountain TU Chapter for hosting the recent fly fishing weekend with Project Healing Waters at Toccoa Bend. Check out the Blue Ridge Mountain TU Facebook page showing the wonderful images and powerful testimony from this great trip!
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Congratulations and thank you to Mike Schlimgen for his appointment as the new program lead for the TU VSP and PHW wounded warrior/Veterans fly fishing program in the San Antonio area. Mike was a participant in the recent TU Veterans Service Partnership fly fishing trip to the Jefferson Island... [ READ MORE... ]
When they return from war, our Veterans and wounded warriors face many challenges, both physical and psychological. Oftentimes, the challenges result from physical injury and are visible, but in many cases, the injuries are invisible, and the worst of these is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD... [ READ MORE... ]
On behalf of TU's VSP program, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the wonderful trip to Jefferson Island Ranch! TU VSP hosted a fine group of 6 wounded warrior/Vets who enjoyed spectacular weather, beautiful scenery, excellent fishing, and even better company. It was the trip of a... [ READ MORE... ]
The TU Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) program is hosting a group of 6 wounded warrior/Vets for a Montana fly fishing trip at the Jefferson Island Ranch on the Jefferson River near Whitehall, Montana. The group arrived in Bozeman and traveled to the ranch where they received a Fly Fishing 101... [ READ MORE... ]
Working with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) http://www.taps.org/, TU's Veterans Service Partnership hosted 2 great days of fly fishing in the Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana. Nearly 30 TAPS folks who have lost loved ones in military service enjoyed the wonderful... [ READ MORE... ]
TU's Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Surivors http://www.taps.org are collaborating on a Montana trip for men who have lost loved ones in military service. VSP helped arrange the accommodations at Chico Hot Springs Lodge http://www.chicohotsprings.com/and... [ READ MORE... ]
TU's Veterans Service Partnership partnered with Project Healing Waters recently to provide a fly fishing trip for 8 wounded warrior Vets to Slough Creek in Yellowstone National Park. National VSP Coordinator Alan Folger, Western VSP Coordinator Dave Kumlien, and TU volunteers Jo and Jim Borowski... [ READ MORE... ]
The therapeutic energy of fly fishing for trout in the mountains and around moving water is well proven, and nowhere was this more evident than during the TU Veterans Service Partnership's recent trip to Yellowstone Park and Silvertip Ranch on Slough Creek. Five wounded warrior/Veteran couples... [ READ MORE... ]
I'm relatively new to fly fishing for trout. I don't really know where any of the streams are in SE MN. I'm having a hard time locating some fishable areas. I'm not looking for a guided trip, but someone that can help point me to some easy access streams. I'm already pretty versatile with lakes,... [ READ MORE... ]