Fishing for Mental Health: Fly Fishing 101

Expand your mental health toolkit with therapeutic fly-fishing during Wellness Weekend. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing will provide fly tying and casting lessons to participants of all levels. Experience how fly fishing can offer physical and mental health benefits, provide a tranquil space for reflection, teach resilience and build community.

Mitch Tucker is a retired IT professional, and lifelong fly-fishing enthusiast, has been involved with the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) organization since 2015. Mitch is the current Assistant Program Lead for its Columbus/Central Ohio chapter, a long-standing member of the Central Ohio Fly Fishers (COFF) and serves as the Director of Veterans Programs for Trout Unlimited’s Mad River chapter.

He is proud and honored to pay our local PHWFF disabled Veteran members, back and forward, for their great sacrifices and help with their needs transitioning back to civilian life.

Jarod Klucho is a Marine Corps Veteran and alumnus of The Ohio State University. He has been the Program Lead of the Columbus chapter of Project Healing Waters since fall 2019.

The chapter hosts approximately 30 fly fishing events a year for disabled Veterans in central Ohio. 

About Project Healing Waters Flyfishing

Project Healing Waters brings a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in Military Hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. We focus our resources wherever the need is greatest and expand our partner base in the process. PHWFF has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.

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March 11, 2023


12:00 pm

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