Healing Waters

After 30 years in the Navy and 10 years in private industry, Ed Nicholson was diagnosed with cancer.
He was in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering when injured vets began coming back from Iraq.

Nicholson realized there was something he could do to help them cope with their mental and physical issues.
Armed with a fly fishing rod, Ed began to teach people to cast on the front lawn of the hospital and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was born.

The project now takes veterans out onto the water to fly fish, but most importantly build relationships that will last a lifetime.

The Project has grown to 178 programs in 50 States.


Directed by: Brent Foster
Cinematography: Brent Foster and Preston Kanak
Editing: Peter Schnobb
Producer: Tammy Foster


“World We Used to Know” by The Soil and the Sun
“Took a Train (Instrumental)” by Drew Barefoot
“The Shaker’s Cask (Instrumental)” by Musée Mécanique
Licensed from Marmoset

Filmed on location in :

Twin Bridges, Montana

The producers would like to thank:

Ed Nicholson
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Mike & Laura Geary
Curtis Boatman
Healing Waters Lodge, Twin Bridges, Montana
Brian Mancini
Andy Laffey
Randall Steiger
Cruz Ornelas
Kessler Crane
Rode Microphones