Project Healing Waters



Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a National non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 by Captain Edward Nicholson a veteran and avid sportsmen to help returning Veterans through Fly-Fishing. Locally the Iroquois and Madison County Chapters of Trout Unlimited started a PHW program in 2007. The mission of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is to assist in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.

The Project’s program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, and fly tying classes, along with clinics for wounded and injured personnel ranging from beginners to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All fly fishing and tying equipment is provided to the participants at no cost.

Project Healing Waters is unique in that our volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis.  For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings, and provide them a new activity.

 Project Healing Waters strives to effectively serve the deserving past and present members of our armed forces who have made great sacrifices in the service of our Nation.

We invite all Veterans and their Families to come out, have fun, and learn about the joys of fly-fishing and fly-tying. Please contact Marty Ivery at 374 – 5776 for more information about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing here in Central New York.