Current Club Activity
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Check out the pictures for Veterans Outreach in the web photo gallery.

  • Fly tying underway for two groups - in-patients and out-patients bi-weekly on Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:00 pm
  • Monthly tying activity for all vets on 2nd Saturday from 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Casting instructions for all vets on 2nd Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 am
  • Outings are targeted one per quarter, with the first being in October, ‘08

    Club Member Involvement

  • Team of two regular volunteers for 2nd Saturday tying class
  • Two teams of two or three volunteers for bi-weekly Friday tying class
  • Team of two to three volunteers for 2nd Saturday casting class
  • Quarterly outings – could require up to 14 club members(one TFF for one Vet)

    Tentative Support Schedule

    TFF Veteran' Outreach Program - Proposed schedule.

  • Feb 6th, 2009 Tying Team P
  • Feb 20th, 2009 Tying Team S (modified)
  • Mar 6th, 2009 Tying Team P
  • Mar 14th, 2009 Casting Clinic (cancelled)
  • Mar 20th, 2009 Tying Team S
  • Apr 3rd, 2009 Tying Team P
  • Apr 11th, 2009 Casting Clinic (rescheduled)
  • Apr 17th, 2009 Tying Team S
  • May 9th, 2009 FISHING DAY
  • May 1st, 2009 Tying Team P
  • May 15th, 2009 Tying Team S
  • May 29th, 2009 Tying Team P
  • Jun 12th, 2009 Tying Team S (possible conflict)
  • Jun 26th, 2009 Tying Team P
  • Jul 10th, 2009 Tying Team S

  • Veterans Outreach Objectives

    Mike sharing his skills

    To provide recreational therapy to help patients regain physical, psychological and social functioning through the physical and mental involvement with :

  • Fly tying
  • Fly rod casting
  • “Community reintegration” thru fishing outings with vets and TFF members.

    This program can rekindleand ignite the veterans’ appreciation and enthusiasm for recreation—indoors and out.

  • Want to help?

    There are currently 26 people who have volunteered to help in some capacity with this program. However, there is a current need for more regular and alternate volunteers for weekend casting instruction once per month. A few more alternates to help with weekend tying once per month would also be helpful. Contact Don Puckett or Dave Steffek.

    The program needs people that can make a commitment, even if that is for part of the year. Please consider that we have all been blessed by the sacrifices of our veterans giving us the freedom to enjoy our sport. This is our chance to give something back to our Veterans—to say thank you!

    Tying class