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Wednesday
May042016

2016 Project Healing waters 2-Fly Bream Tournament

Every April for the last decade Project Healing Waters has held its annual 2-Fly tournament. The tournament is held at Rose River Farms on their excellent private stretch of the Rose river in Madison, VA. This 10th anniversary event was held on Sunday with some of the countries best guides pairing up with alumni of previous 2-Fly tournaments. My friend Ed Felker has produced and excellent wrap up of the main event here.

On the Saturday before the main event, we have a more informal Bream tournament. I arm a few volunteers with rulers, Pencils, and Pads, and we turn everyone loose on the pond for a few hours of bream fishing. I also bring along a few Hobie kayaks for folks to try out. Everyone had a great time and lots of nice bream were caught. Alvin Shell won the bream Division and took home the custom trophy and A TFO NXT rod. He also took second place in the Bass Division and won a Darby Creek pack from Smith Fly. 

After the Tournament the Vets were led in by the Patriot Guard for the VIP dinner. Dinner was concluded by a Keynote speech by Tom Brokaw and stories from three of th participants. Kim Smith's testimony did not leave a dry eye in the whole crowd. I am not much on telling written stories, so I'll let my pictures tell it for me. Enjoy and we will see you next time. As for me I am going fishing.

 

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