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  • Are you licensed therapists?
    We are not trained therapists but we do know all the important aspects of fly fishing.
  • What is the cost?
    There is no cost to the disabled veteran.
  • Why fly fishing?
    Fly fishing related activities requires focus and concentration. Casting and movement is constant so there is little time to think about other things. Being with the sounds and smells of nature can have a very positive effect on one’s psyche. The program gets individuals out of the house, back communicating and being comfortable with others.
  • Do I need to purchase any equipment?
    No, we loan all the necessary equipment and provide all materials. Eventually, you may want to purchase your own equipment and we can help you with that.
  • Do I need a fishing license?
    Yes, however if the veteran has a 100% V.A. disability rating they can apply to the state for license at no charge.
  • What is the cost of a license?
    For an Arizona resident the cost is $37 non-resident License is $55.
  • Do I qualify?
    You are qualified if you are a Veteran with a disability.
  • Where are the local programs?
    We have programs in Phoenix, Gilbert and Surprise. There are also programs in Tucson, Show Low and throughout the U.S.
  • When are the programs?
    Phoenix meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Gilbert meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Currently, our classroom programs, consist of fly tying and Education, and meet in the evenings. fishing events and some outdoor classes are typically held on weekends.
  • What are the main activities?
    We teach fly tying, fly rod building, fly casting, knot tying, along with other fly fishing related topics and we go fishing.
  • What is Arizona Veterans Fly Fishing?
    We are a local organization Arizona Veterans Fly Fishing that supports Project Healing Waters a National Organization, with over 200 programs like ours here in the valley, dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings.
  • How do I get involved as a volunteer?
    Sign up for an Orientation per the instructions on the Flyer if one is available or complete the volunteer form.
  • As a volunteer, what can I help with?
    We offer fly tying, rod building, casting instruction and actual on the water, lake and stream fly fishing. If you have experience in any of those areas we will take advantage of your knowledge. We also can use help with administration, finance and budget, copy writing, fund raising, grant writing, cooking, camping, photography, social media/website, equipment maintenance, event planning, volunteer coordination, and veteran follow-up
  • As a volunteer, do I need to know fly fishing?
    You do not need to know a lot about Fly Fishing but you can learn new skills as a Volunteer by helping out and by attending our various events. We have many other Volunteer support tasks that are very valuable to our success but do not require Fly Fishing skills
  • What about my expenses as a volunteer?
    We do not reimburse for personal expenses including mileage. However, if you’re working an overnight event we cover meals and lodging. Check with your Tax Preparer regarding what charity related expenses may be deducted from your taxes.
  • How does the volunteer help the veteran?
    We have a hard working group of experienced Volunteers that can provide any fly fishing, fly tying, rod building, casting or any knot tying assistance that may needed. Our goal is to help the disabled veteran develop skills that can be used for a lifetime. Our volunteers are not to hover but to be available to help if needed. Help is also available from some of our more experienced Veterans who have been in the program for a while. As you might imagine, there is a lot of volunteer work and planning required “behind the scenes” to make the program successful.
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