The Pere Marquette River
Participants will experience a unique guided float trip down the Pere Marquette, Muskegon River and/or the White River located in West Michigan. Each participant will be instructed on the basic techniques of fly and/or light tackle fishing for trout and other game species. Fishing related activities will be held from within a drift boat, on a riverbank or physically wading into the river depending on the comfort level of each participant.
Each fishing trip will range from 4-8 hours and includes a streamside meal prepared by Flyin' Heroes. In addition, all necessary fishing tackle, rods and waders are provided by Flyin' Heroes. The event is free. Flyin’ Heroes will provide transportation to/from the fishing grounds.
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
U.S. Military Veterans will gain confidence while feeling a sense of accomplishment through an outdoor recreational setting. Flyin’ Heroes assists in enriching the veterans’ lives through a therapeutic recreational opportunity that encourages the development of life skills and personal growth through teamwork, positive attitude, and achievable results.
Fishing is simply the tool that allows us to connect with our local community of veterans.
Our organization focuses on the importance of creating lasting relationships and life long memories on the river. The program is open to all veterans regardless of era or branch served. All that is required is a copy of a DD-214 showing an "honorable discharge".