For years I donated art to Project Healing Waters and Wounded Warriors for their fundraising events. I’m sure the pieces sold and helped but once the art left me I never knew for sure how much it contributed. Then last year I got the opportunity to give a day teaching fly fishing to wounded warriors in Jackson Hole that were brought in by Honoring Our Veterans. The hands on experience was extremely enjoyable and definitely rewarding for the veterans.
Today Honoring Our Veterans brought in another group of wounded warriors and I and several guides from around Jackson spent the day teaching them to fly fish. There were twenty of them from various locations around the US. Several were avid bait casters anxious to take their new skills home to catch their first bass on the fly. We were also preparing them for two full days of guided fishing on the Snake later this week. Good news – they are ready – and I had a fine day and have a handful of new friends!