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Fly Fishing Eases Military Stress

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Ralph Gordon (R), a Marine Corps veteran,  tries his hand at casting as Dick Read from the Mid-Coast Fly Fishers Club coaches. Ralph Gordon (R), a Marine Corps veteran, tries his hand at casting as Dick Read from the Mid-Coast Fly Fishers Club coaches.

The Mid-Coast Fly Fishers Club is teaching fly fishing to veterans from the Daytona Beach VA outpatient clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Source:  Mark I. Johnson / Daytona Beach News Journal


One might wonder how keeping a fly line in the air or tying deer hair to a hook helps veterans cope with the stresses they experienced while in the military but according to the dozen or so veterans who came out to Reed Canal Park in South Daytona to participate in Project Healing Waters, it isn’t the fly casting or fly tying that provides the benefit.


“Getting out in the open with a lot of people around mean I don’t concentrate on my problems” said Vietnam-era veteran William J. Craft.


Project Healing Waters is a program that uses fly fishing as a conduit that helps veterans readjust to civilian life after suffering the mental or physical trauma of combat and the program is put on locally by members of the Southeast Volusia-based Mid-Coast Fly Fishers Club.


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