Chapter Outreach


Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

Visit them on Facebook : Project Healing Waters



Volunteering is a donation of your valuable time. The value given is only exceeded by the value gained by the men and women who are helped daily by PHWFF.

Here are some ways you can volunteer:

The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics participants ranging from beginners who have never fished before, to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities.

Lyons, NJ

Lyons Campus of the VA

Ridge and Valley Chapter TU


Andrew Laffey


Northwestern, NJ

Picatinny Arsenal

Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Chapter TU


Abraham Jacinto

Raritan Valley, NJ

Raritan Valley Community College

Musconetcong Trout Club


Andrew Laffey

South Jersey

VFW 679 (Glassboro, NJ)

South Jersey Fly Fishers Club, FFI


Jerry Sanker

Northeast New Jersey

VFW Hall Post #7086 (Midland Park, NJ)

Northeast Jersey Chapter, TU


Rona Percy

Jersey Shore

Tinton Falls VA Clinic

Veteran Anglers of New York, FFI


Raoul Cordeaux

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, ESCTU teamed up with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) to sponsor a fishing event for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ESCTU members Robert Bishop, Greg DeAngelis, George Jaccoud, Bob Lester, and Harry Zickler guided several veterans to their first trout on a fly on the Musconetcong River in Hampton, NJ. Seeing the smiles on their faces as they caught their first trout on a fly was priceless!


To help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.

Visit them on Facebook : Heroes on the Water

Heroes On The Water Fly-Tying & BBQ

March 19, 2019

The event was held for Veterans at Range 14 Joint Base McGuire/Dix Rod & Gun Club

The Fly Tying & BBQ event was attended by Greg De Angelis and Edward Rogers

About CfR

Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 20 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model.

Why fly fishing and breast cancer?

Our healing program is unique! For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment, the gentle motion of fly casting can be good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body. Couple that with the emotional benefits of connecting with nature, and you’ve got powerful medicine. Our retreats are unconventional and described by many women as life-changing.

Visit them on Facebook : Casting for Recovery

Casting For Recovery Retreat

Chapter members will be assisting Marsha Benovengo the CFR Eastern PA Program Coordinator by assisting as Rivers Guides on the Fly Fishing portion of the retreat,

The Retreat is being held June 16-18, 2019 at the Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA The Fly Fishing will take place on the 18th.