Photo: Sperryville’s healing waters

Project Healing Waters guides and veterans on the Thornton River.Alex Sharp VIII | Rappahannock News
Project Healing Waters guides and veterans on the Thornton River.

Project Healing Waters founder and president, Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson (far right), and several fly fishing guides and veterans, stand by the banks of the Thornton River, where they spent a Friday last month fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth bass on Cliff Miller’s Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. is a national organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of disabled veterans and active military personnel through fly-fishing and fly-tying education and outings. The boys were gearing up for their sixth annual Two-Fly Fishing tournament at Rose River Farm in Syria the following Sunday.