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2013 - Second Annual Spring Fishing - Saturday

More than 40 people attended the Second Annual PHWFF Spring Fishing Outing held at Harman’s North Fork Cottages in Cabins, W.Va., March 1-3. The event was hosted by the PHWFF Fort Belvoir and PHWFF Quantico Programs and more than 21 Warriors from seven different PHWFF programs fished 1 ¾ miles of the private access trophy trout stream during the three-day weekend trip.

 

In attendance at the three-day event were volunteer Guides, Warriors and family members from the two local programs in addition to members from programs in Atlanta; Martinsburg, W.Va.; Richlands, N.C.; and Salem and Richmond, Va. All four traditional military services were represented in addition to the Coast Guard.

 

The air temperatures never rose above the upper 20s and often included wind chills in the teens with snow flurries throughout the weekend.

 

Bigg Riggs Farm, owned by Calvin Riggleman, a Marine Iraq combat Veteran and small farmer from Loom, W. Va., provided all meals for the three-day event.

 

Evenings were filled with fly tying, knot tying instruction, and swapping fishing stories.

 

The stream had been recently stocked by Harman’s with rainbow and brown trout, ranging in size from 17 to 20 inches, and all Guides and Warriors caught fish during the weekend, including several new Warriors from both programs.

 

(photo submitted by SArguillo)

 

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Taken on March 2, 2013