At this time of year I find myself thankful for so many things. As many do, I reflect on all the wonderful people I’ve had a chance to meet and daydream of goals for next year. It’s also the time of year to give as generously as we can to bring joy and cheer to others. In all that reflecting I think it’s important to remember our military personnel who fight or have fought hard for our freedoms. The best gift I might be able to give is the one that has given me so much joy in my own life. I’m really excited to announce Winged Reel is partnering with Pig Farm Ink (the same folks that brought us the infamous Iron Fly events) to host a Gear Drive benefiting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veteran’s through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
This is the perfect opportunity to donate your gently used gear to a great cause. Please stay tuned as this Gear Drive grows. We will continue to post local shops where you can drop off your donations as they come on board. At the end of the gear drive on January 30th we hope to host a social event here in the Atlanta area with raffles to further raise money for Project Healing Waters.
Here is a current list of participating fly shops excepting your gear donations:
Unicoi Outfitters - 7280 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545 - (706) 878-3083
Tuckaseegee Fly Shop - 3 Depot St, Bryson City, NC 28713 - (828) 488-3333
Alpharetta Outfitters - 79 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009 - (678) 762-0027
The Fish Hawk - 3095 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 - (404) 237-3473
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing - 490 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 - (706) 258-4080
Southern Highroads Outfitters - 253 Georgia Hwy 515 East, Blairsville, GA 30512 - (706) 781-1414
Cohutta Fishing Company - 39 S Public Square, Cartersville, GA 30120 - (770) 606-1100
OGRE Outdoors - 5750 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 - (828) 877-8622
Fern Valley On The Soque - Clarkesville, GA - (770) 597-4219
If you wish to mail your donations, you can send them to: Pig Farm Ink, 1276 Castleberry Dr., Buford, GA 30518 or Alpharetta Outfitters, 79 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
If mailing your donations, please be sure to mark your package PHWFF Gear Drive and include a copy of the In-Kind donation form you can print by clicking here.
If you would like to find more ways you can help promote this event, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unfamiliar with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Please take a moment to watch this short film.