Experience The Impact

through photos, videos & testimonials

Volunteers Speak to the Impact of
Therapeutic Fishing Experiences

Brothers in Arms

The Journey Home

The Journey Home: If you would like a DVD of the 14-minute The Journey Home, please contact WQW.

Promo Reel

Not Yet Begun To Fight

Not Yet Begun To Fight: To view the film in its entirety, Not Yet Begun to Fight is available on various Video On Demand outlets such as, iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. If you would like to order a DVD of the 60-minute, independently made documentary, Not Yet Begun to Fight, please contact WQW. For more information on the film, visit www.notyetbeguntofightfilm.com.


I can’t thank you all enough for everything you did for me. I have been fishing the creek here every chance I get. It’s no Madison, but it does just fine. Anything for peace and serenity. Thank you for introducing me to the gift of fly fishing and a means to obtaining all that is good.

SSG Johnston

U.S. Army Infantryman and Purple Heart Recipient, 2016 Warrior Participant

My thanks for the great opportunity to volunteer and serve last week with the staff and the fine veterans. In 68 years i have had “a lot of life thrown at me” but last week will be remembered as one of my best times. 

Bob Sager

DVM DABVP (Beef Cattle) PhD, 2016 Volunteer

WQW has given me a great gift – rest for my mind and soul.

GySgt Toothman

Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician, 2016 Warrior Participant

Thanks for getting me up to Montana for that trip . . . Really pulled me out of a bad place and literally changed my outlook on life. Because of it, I’m getting my house packed up and moving back to Missouri to be closer to my family. That trip really made me miss being around people that truly care . . . [S]ince being back, I feel like I have a better appreciation for life and a better outlook on what’s to come.

Sergeant Ben

US Army, 2016 Warrior Participant

I had the best time of my life with you all at the ranch. I haven’t been that at peace in ages. I just applied for my fishing license so hopefully I will be on the lower Illinois this Memorial Day Weekend! … I absolutely do miss you! Your knowledge and experience was amazingly helpful and considerate. Thank you again!

Victor Lapierre

Army Infantryman, Purple Heart Recipient, 2016 Warrior Participant

Words cannot express the gratitude for all you have done for me and my wife, and children. You all have made me want to be a better husband and father.

SSG Mansour

2015 Alumni FX Participant, 2015 Couple's FX Participant

The experience of being out on the river has been humbling and peaceful and we know that what we’ll take home from this experience will feed our family mentally and emotionally.

Wallace and Scarlet Fanene

Warrior and Spouse, 2016 Couple's Fishing Experience Participants

This program creates positive results in a group that has sacrificed a great deal for the sake of others. They frequently report that their WQW experience has changed their lives and served as a catalyst to reengage and find meaning and purpose. Many first-time participants elect to return and serve as mentors to others in future events. As WQW’s work continues over the coming decades, the Warriors who benefit from the program’s resources now will serve as leaders and examples for the next generation of Warriors.

Aaron M. Sawyer


WQW is more than a place to just fly fish. It offers veterans a chance to connect with each other and create lasting relationships.

SSG Gibson

2013 Warrior Participant, 2014 Couple's Participant, 2015 Alumni Participant