Quebec Fly Tying Marathon

Fly Tying Marathon

fly tying marathon

The Second Annual fly tying marathon was held by the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada program on Saturday February 10th in Quebec City.

A total of 28 participants were present for the event, a mixture between Healing Waters participants and fly tying guests. All the flies tied will be used by our participants during our official summer outings.

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all participants who came and tied flies for our veterans. A special thank you goes to Gaspé Fly who donated prizes for our draws.

The event was a great success all round. Here are a couple of pictures. Thanks go to Nedia Couthinho, our official photographer.

Fly Tying Marathon
Marathon de montage de mouches

Bonjour,

Le 10 février, nous avons tenu notre deuxieme Marathon de montage de mouches.

Nous étions vingt-huit au total, un beau mélange de participants des Eaux curatives et monteurs invités.

Toutes les mouches qui ont été montées durant cette journée, celles-ci nous serviront pour nos participants lors de nos futures sorties estivales.

fly tying marathon

J’aimerais remercier tous les monteurs qui sont venus participer à cet évènement un gros merci à tous les monteurs qui ont participé à l’évènement et un merci spécial aux bénévoles qui ont administré l’évènement.

Un merci spécial à Gaspé Fly pour nous avoir fourni les prix de présence.

Encore une fois, nous pouvons dire que ce fut un succès sur toute la ligne.

Merci à Nédia Couthinho pour les belles photos.

 

(Report from Phil de Guise)

Quebec Fly Tying Marathon

The Quebec program of the Project Healing Waters Canada project is a very active group. The volunteers are always looking for new ways to help veterans. Some form of outing or get-together is always being planned.

One new idea to help veterans with fly fishing needs came to fruition recently.

Quebec Fly Tying Marathon Group
Quebec Fly Tying Marathon Group
quebec fly tying marathon saw good turnout

On Saturday March 25th this year, Quebec members held their first ever fly tying marathon which they called “Tie a fly for a Veteran”. Over twenty regular tyers came for this first event as well some of the group’s regular participants.

Quebec Fly Tying Marathon
Quebec Fly Tying Marathon Participants

As you can see from the photos taken on the day, the marathon was a success. Furthermore, a record number of flies were created and proudly displayed on the group’s supporter board.

Quebec Fly Tying Marathon
Quebec Fly Tying Marathon Board including sponsors

The members of the Quebec program are keen to extend a huge thank you to all of the sponsors who graciously donated material and equipment to make this day special for us and for the veterans.

Please be sure to visit their websites and consider supporting their businesses.

Superfly International  provided all the material for the group to use.
Partridge Hooks donated all the necessary hooks.
UNI Thread Fils Uni supplied the thread and some door prizes.

Other door prize donations came from:

Cortland Fly Line

Royal Wulff Fly Line

Loon Outdoor

Le Coin du Moucheur

Temple Fork Outfitters

 

UMA Wounded Warrior Fly

UMA wounded warrior fly

A close-up of the UMA Fly

UMA Wounded Warrior Fly

Ce matin, ce fut pour le directeur du projet les Eaux curatives (moi) une matinée bien spéciale. Une rencontre avec le Brigadier général Christian Barabé OMM, CD à la retraite représentant provincial de ‘Wounded Warrrior Canada (WWC)’ et aussi avec le Capitaine Daimian Boyne CD retraité, il est le coordinateur national des évènements majeur.

UMA wounded warrior fly
Gervais Jeffrey meeting with Christian Barabé

Lors de cette rencontre, Richard Blanchet et moi-même avons présenté la mouche Wounded Warrrior à Christian pour qu’il la remettre au Lieutenant général Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire O.C, C.M.M, G.O.Q, C.S.M, C.D (retraité) sénateur. Sénateur Dallaire est le président d’honneur national de WWC, organisme à but non lucratif qui vient en aide aux militaires qui souffrent du Syndrome de post traumatisme.

UMA est un mot d’origine indienne du Québec vivant sur la rive nord du St Laurent près de Sept-Isle. Le mot ‘uma’ en français est «l’espoir», soit que la croyance de nos guerriers blessés.

Les couleurs de cette mouche spéciale furent choisies par Richard Blanchet et créé et monté par moi. Elle se doit représentative du travail fait par WWC envers nos jeunes militaires et vétérans blessés ou souffrant du syndrome post traumatisme.
J’ai aussi présenté une réplique à Christian et à Daimian pour leur travail et implication envers le Project Les Eaux Curatives.

UMA Wounded Warrior fly
Gervais Jeffrey presenting the Wounded Warrior Fly to Christian Barabé and Richard Blanchet

UMA Wounded Warrior Fly

This was a special morning for Gervais Jeffrey, the director of the Project Healing Waters chapter in Québec.

What a morning. It started out with meeting retired Brigadier General Christian Barabé OMM, CD, and retired Captain Damian Boyne. Christian is the Quebec provincial coordinator for Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) and Damian is the National event coordinator for the same organisation.

During this meeting, Richard Blanchet and I had the pleasure of presenting the UMA fly Wounded Warrior to Christian in order that he could then present it to Lieutenant General (Ret’d) The Honorable Romeo A. Dallaire O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired), Senator.

UMA Wounded Warrior fly
Daimian Boyne and Christian Barabé

Gen Dallaire is the National Patron for Wounded Warriors Canada. Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian Forces members – be they full time or reservists – who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada.

UMA is a native Indian word from the Quebec natives living on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River close to Sept-Isle. The word ‘uma’ in English is ‘hope’, and in French is ‘espoir’, representing that belief for our wounded warriors.

The colors of the fly were chosen by Richard and created and tied by me. It represents the work of Wounded Warriors Canada towards our young soldiers who have been wounded or are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome while serving Canada.

Gervais also presented a smaller copy of the fly to Christian and Daimian for their work with Project Healing Waters Quebec.