Monday, January 7, 2013

2012 - What a year it was!

From once a year family outings to weekly fly tying sessions at the VA; from rod building classes to casting lessons at a local pond; from overnight stays at 5 star destinations to drift boat excursions through pristine wilderness – during the past year some 600 Trout Unlimited member volunteers donated over 45,000 hours towards the healing of our nations recovering veterans.

Whether casting poppin’ bugs for feisty bluegills, or drifting woolly buggars through the lair of a brutish brown trout, TU members from 91 Trout Unlimited chapters in 34 states conducted some 300 outings with their local veterans.   As over 1000 of these veterans experienced the thrill of the strike, they also experienced the therapy of the water – the healing that comes from sharing with their fellow veterans the beauty and  rejuvenating power of our sport.