Project Healing Waters Reel


CAMARILLO, Calif. – A custom anodized Abel Super 5N reel will benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., announced Jeff Patterson, director of sales for the tackle manufacturer.

Project Healing Waters mission is to serve military personnel and veterans who have been wounded, injured, or disabled and aid in their physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly-fishing and fly-tying and enjoying these skills on fishing outings and as lifelong recreation. The 50 PHW programs, operated at VA and military hospitals nationwide, are taught on a local basis by volunteers from Federation of Fly Fishers Clubs, Trout Unlimited Chapters, or independent fly fishing clubs.

The Abel Super 5N trout reel will be anodized in a deep blue finish, with a gold drag knob, and red aluminum handle to correspond with the symbolic colors of the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing logo. The reel will also feature an engraved logo of the non-profit organization. The 5.9 ounce reel is designed for 5- or 6-weight lines with a capacity of 125 yards of backing and a 5-weight; 100 yards and a 6-weight. The large arbor reel has a hub of 1.850 inches.

The custom reel is featured at and is available for purchase on the Abel website for $700, with $400 of each sale being donated to Project Healing Waters, Inc. by Abel. The reel is also available through authorized Abel dealers with a portion of each sale going to the veteran organization.

While initially focusing on the military personnel in the Washington, DC area, the Project has expanded nationwide and is offering its services and program to active military personnel and veterans in Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals throughout the country.

The Project’s program provides basic fly-fishing, fly-casting and fly-tying classes and clinics for the 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 activities and services are provided to the participants at no cost. Fly-fishing and tying equipment and materials are provided to the participants, including equipment that accommodates their special needs.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing activities are dependent on tax deductible financial donations under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. The organization is incorporated in the state of Maryland.

“We are honored to be a part of Project Healing Waters Fly-fishing and the men and women veterans the organization serves and are proud to do whatever we can to get them out fishing again. God bless ‘em all,” said Patterson.

Project Healing Waters Reel
Our price: $700.00
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