ALFI is pleased to announce a new program, Hooked on Vets.
Hooked on Vets will be part of ALFI’s portfolio of therapeutic recreational programs for wounded warriors and other veterans. This fly-fishing program will launch in the early fall of 2012 with a fly fishing seminar for four veterans which will be led by some of the nation’s top experts, who also have produced the very successful Hooked on the Fly TV series. Hooked on the Fly has been on national TV for 3 years, airing on as many as 6 national networks, and creates DVDs of these shows which have been sold all over North America. The first Hooked on Vets event will be held near San Antonio, on the Guadalupe River.
Hooked on the Fly and ALFI will seek to partner with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. (PHWFF), Outward Bound for Veterans, Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited, the Sierra Club, Military Families Outdoor Program, and other organizations to expand their ability to help more Veterans and military personnel to benefit from a combination of fly fishing and immersion in great natural environments.
Hooked on Vets also will seek to develop a community college-level program that teaches the positive lifetime activity of fishing, educates participants about the aquatic environment and resource stewardship and conservation focused fishing and, wherever possible, works in cooperation with federal/state education and fish and wildlife agencies, and reaches out to a network of organizations/groups interested in helping Veterans and those committed to fly fishing.