June 18, 2022 at Lincoln Hills

Hosted by: River Deep Foundation/Anglers of Honor
Location: Operation TBI Freedom, Craig Hospital, VA, Ft. Carson SRU
Participants: Operation TBI Freedom and Ft. Carson WTB to name a few

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. Afterward, 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 the choice of an Anglers of Honor fly rod or a River Deep 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.  

For more information, contact Bob Adwar, Bob@riverdeepfoundation.org/ 303.881.0400

About the author: Michelle Lonsinger