Check out one of the films from this years F3t (Fly Fishing Film Tour) that showcases the work of an amazing organization called Soul River. Based in Portland OR, Soul River uses fly fishing & wilderness education as a form of therapeutic recreation for individuals from every walk of life. Check out their work by visiting them HERE
This is Soul River, a non-profit organization founded by decorated Navy veteran Chad Brown, and their three-week deployment to the CHANDALAR RIVER is the culmination of outdoor conservation education, collective strengthening, leadership development, healing, and a whole lot of fly fishing.
At first glance this group is an unlikely bunch to be rowing down an Arctic River in search of fish but as they pull on their waders and start casting, it’s clear they know a little something about why we all seek out closeness with the river. Many of the participants come from different worlds and while they know that their experience with trauma is what initially binds them together, it isn’t what defines them.