June 18, 2022
Location: Lincoln Hills
Hosted by: River Deep Foundation
Participating Groups: Operation TBI, Craig Hospital, VA, Ft. Carson SRU
Fly Fishing - Anglers of Honor
It was a great day of fly fishing for all who participated in the Anglers of Honor outing at Lincoln Hills. We started with learning the basics of casting, gear and knots, provided by the expert guides from Front Range Anglers. There were a lot of beginners so it was extremely useful to start with the basics before getting in the water. We will be fishing in both the ponds and streams. After suiting up and getting in the water, it didn’t take long before everyone started to catch and release a variety of fish and truly enjoy learning, relaxing, healing and making new friends. Afterwards we gathered for lunch at the Eco Center to enjoy lunch prepared by Spice of Life and swap fishing stories. Following lunch, there was a surprise for the participants. Each was given an Anglers of Honor fly rod and a Riverdeep spinning rod. Our mission is to help wounded vets and individuals with disabilities heal by organizing and providing outings like this one. It is extremely important that family members are included for support and the experience of sharing activities together. A big thanks to Lincoln Hills, Spice of Life, Front Range Anglers and all the volunteers that made this such an extraordinary outing for all the participants.
Executive Director, River Deep Foundation
Chairman, SCI Humanitarian Outreach