Friday, April 26, 2013

Why I Fly Fish

Great book by Chris Santelli that features PHWFF Founder Ed Nicholson. Buy it at the 2-Fly Auction. Read a great review here

Great Reel Donated by Willow reels for the 2-Fly

Thank you Willow for this beautiful custom PHW reel! This should be a big hit at the auction.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Custom Made Fly Tyers Chest

This hand crafted, solid cherry and walnut fly tyer’s materials chest took over one hundred hours to build.  All of the dovetail joints were cut by hand, and each of  drawers was custom fitted. The chest will hold an impressive amount of fly tying materials or fly fishing equipment. The top compartment can be used to display a dozen or more fine reels or fly collections. 

The craftsman who created this chest is Captain David Van Haasteren (U.S. Merchant Marine, Ret.). An avid woodworker for all of his life, David’s specialty is designing and creating fine, functional furniture from beautiful hardwood.  All of the wood used in this chest was resawn and milled from rough stock. When David is not pursuing his hobby, he is employed as an engineer and travels frequently to Europe.  David and his family reside  near Greenville, SC.
Thank you David for this amazing piece of furniture.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Close to Home"

"Close to Home" was created to illustrate John Gierach's 100th column in Fly Rod & Reel magazine. The print is signed by both John Gierach and Bob White.

Chota STL Plus Boots

Chota has donated a pair of their wonderful boots and a set of cleats for this year's 2-Fly. Thank you Chota.

Ruana Knife

Ruana Knife Co. has created a ONE OF A KIND "Smokejumper" knife for this years annual 2-Fly event.  It is engraved with 2013 2-Fly and the PHWFF Logo.  This is an amazing piece that you do not want to miss at this years silent auction.  Thank you Ruana Knife Co. for your support.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fishing Trip on the Spruce Creek

Gary Burwell is providing a day for 2 of guided fishing on the famous Spruce Creek in central PA. This mostly private stream is an amazing fishery with many large trout to be caught. Lunch is included. Thank you Gary!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Abel Reel Donation

Abel Reels has donated a beautiful PHWFF Reel for this years 2-Fly auction.
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.
Thank you Abel for your support of PHWFF.

Ben and Jerry Nonnemacher to lead 2-fly Auction

Ben and Jerry Nonnemacher have graciously agreed to run this years 2-Fly Auction. Please follow up with these guys if you have any items to donate. They can be reached at or at their website at By the way if you are looking for a beautiful cane rod or a great fly tying table these are the guys to talk to!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Woodcock hunt with the founder of PHWFF

Founder, Ed Nicholson has donated a one day hunt in early 2014 for woodcock in southern Maryland. Join Ed and his English Pointer, Gem for a great day of bird hunting. Thank you Ed for all you do for PHWFF!