Friday, July 10, 2015

PHWFF event at Lilleys' Landing - how you can help!

Haven't been able to fish in a while, it seems anyway.  So I've been catching up on some fishy reading.  Today, I stumbled upon a Project Healing Water event being held at Lilleys Landing Resort on Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO.  See below:

"Wanted: Ozark Anglers fly tiers to tie trout flies for supporting the upcoming Healing Waters Project in Lake Taneycomo.

Lilleys Landing has sponsored the Healing Waters Project for the last 6 years (in August) to provide a day and a half of trout fishing for approximately 27 returning wounded warrior vets. They have also provided some meals and lodging. Some local businesses have provided food and a show for these vets.

Several of the local guides and a few individuals provide their time and boats to take the vets fly fishing for this event.

It would be appropriate for Ozark Anglers fly tiers to participate and tie a box or boxes of trout flies for this occasion. Only one box of flies would be given to a participating vet. Any extra sets will either be saved for the next season or given to the Director for dispersal for other needs.

Provide a box or boxes of approximately 24 common trout flies you normally use when fly fishing Lake Taneycomo. I would suggest tying 4 flies each of 6 different types of flies such as midges, scuds, small jigs, soft hackles, egg flies, fry flies and/or san juan worms.
Put a label on the bottom of the box tha
t reads "tied by -- add your name" and send them to:

Phil Lilley -- Project Healing Waters
Lilleys Landing Resort
367 River Lane
Branson, MO. 65616

We need these no later than the first of August.

Who will join me and contribute to this worthy project."

I don't have all the details, didn't really need them, but I'm mailing a box of terribly tied flies.  I'm publicly apologizing to whoever gets stuck with my flies, next year they'll be better.  If you want to participate or need additional info give Lilleys' a call @ 1-866-545-5397.  Additional links below:


  1. Sounds like a very worthwhile project to donate too, and, to support. I am all in on Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.......

    Drew, I see some fish catching flies in that box. I would fish 'em!

    1. Thx Mel, I'm with you. A great organization, doing some great things. Very happy to help and spread the word!