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There's an effort underway to help wounded military people and disabled veterans live fuller lives.

It's called Project Healing Waters.

The goal is to get them outdoors to enjoy fly fishing.

Oklahoma's Trout Unlimited and the Indian Nation Boys Scouts, are helping to make it happen in Broken Arrow.

8 veterans are going through the classes right now.

They've learned to tie flies and they're building of their own fly rods.

The goal is an outing, that's scheduled for June 1st, at Roaring River, in Missouri.

Each vet will have a volunteer to go with them, to act as their personal guide.

The work is underway at that the Boy Scout's Jack Graves Learning Center.

It's perfect for the effort because it's accessible and it has plenty of fishing water for the vets to learn fly casting.

One of the vets is Steve Lance, who says it's all challenging, but he really enjoys the process because in the end it's very rewarding and relaxing.

Trout Unlimited is having a fund raiser to help the effort.

It's Saturday May 10th, at Montereau, at 68th and Granite.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be shown at 7:00pm.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Backwoods or The Gadget Company.

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