Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Michael Pecora
Big Blackfoot Chapter of Montana Trout Unlimited 

Project Healing Waters


Travis Thurmond

Veterans fishing the North Fork Blackfoot River.

For the fifth consecutive year, Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited (BBCTU) was privileged to host the Project Healing Waters (PHW) fly-fishing trip for three honored, military veterans from Montana, Idaho and Washington. Joshua Dockery, Joe Axtell and Tom Bowyer were selected by PHW to participate in this worthwhile trip. These three decorated veterans have completed multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan or Vietnam.

BBCTU Project Healing Waters chairman and Army veteran Michael Pecora planned the trip again this year, with the help of many volunteers from the surrounding areas. The vet...

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