The Taylor River on the Wilder Ranch was beautiful, cool, productive, and inspiring this past weekend in October. Our PHWFF group of veterans and lead, Steve Hock, spent four days on the Western Slope as the guests of our hosts Don and Shelly Sabrowsky and owner Louis Shaw. Despite chilly mornings, our soldiers, with the help of our local professional fly fishing guides, caught beautiful rainbows and browns in the river, in five different stocked ponds, and in an amazing man-made trout stream that ran through the grazing property of the ranch. Couple that experience with delicious catered meals in sight of the river, outstanding hospitality and campfire fellowship, the Wilder on the Taylor was great success.
This VA-only fly fishing event was held at Hillegas Ranch on the Arkansas River just north of Salida, CO. River was low and clear which made the fishing more difficult than normal. Veterans had a great time despite the lack of large numbers of fish. A wonderful Subway breakfast and lunch was donated by one of our volunteers who was not even in attendance! Thanks to everyone for a great day out on the river!