Our Mission

... is to design and produce unique adaptive devices that allow individuals with limitations to participate and/or remain active in the sports of fly tying and fishing.


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Our Team at Work

Josh, Field Tester

Jessie, Field Tester

Jessie using Evergreen Hand

Early Casting Partner

Early Casting Partner

Assists with belt buckle

Gordy and Don, field tester

Kelly Watt, making video

Jim Watt, making video

Ready to fish

One of our Distributors

Evergreen Hand

Scott with early version

Starting young

Scott and Ken, Poohs Pond

First try 2013

Evergreen Hand Production

Chuck Tye Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Casting Partner Production version

Casting Partner Production version

Our Products

Evergreen Hand

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The Evergreen Hand (named after the Evergreen State) was invented and developed by Jesse Scott and Marvin Johnson in 2007. Marvin suffered a serious hand injury that was preventing him from enjoying his hobby of fly tying and the two sat down to solve the problem. After several attempts, they hit upon the present, very successful design that allows the tier to tie with one hand. In the following years Jesse made about 50 of the units, (out of wood in those days) and gave them to friends. In 2012 Jesse teamed up with Dean Childs and later OPFI to make the Evergreen Hand available to everyone that needs it. They received seed funding from the International Federation of Fly Fishers and redesigned the product to make it more durable and easier to produce. Since then several hundred units have been produced and sent to fly tyers all over the country and Canada. The product is distributed by Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations, FFFI and PHWFF free of charge to anyone who needs one. Accompanying it is a very complete instruction video.

To Order One:

Contact one of the following sources==>

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations 360-775-4763

International Federation of Fly Fishers 406-222-9369

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (Military only) 301-830-6450

 

Casting Partner

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The Casting Partner is a device that allows the fisher to cast and fish with one hand or one arm. It was designed and developed by Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations. Originally the concept was to create a device that would assist in performing the functions of the "line hand". But soon OPFI realized that the team really had to build a system that allows the fisher to be independent when desired. So the device ended up with features that not only perform the functions of the line hand but also help put the device on, change flies, and land the fish. The Casting Partner is distributed free of charge by Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations, the IFFF and Project Healing Waters, It is given free of charge to anyone that needs it.

 

To Order One:

Contact one of the following sources==>

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations 360-775-4763

International Federation of Fly Fishers 406-222-9369

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (Military only) 301-830-6450

Public Domain Notice

Our products are not patented and are in the public domain, available to anyone who wants to build their own of build for distribution to others. Blueprints are available at no charge by contacting OPFI.

How to contribute

Provide In-kind Donation

We need technical information and production services for injection molding, help assembling products (can be done in your home), contact info for prospective users, contact info for appropriate trade publications that would help promote the products, examples VFW, other military organizations, rehabilitation organizations, etc. Also we need help writing articles for appropriate publications.

 

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Donors and Grants

  1. Boeing Aircraft Company
  2. Bighorn River Alliance
  3. Coop Cooper
  4. Ken Pennington
  5. North Idaho Fly Fishing
  6. Fidalgo Fly Fishing Club
  7. Frank Amato
  8. Mary Reid
  9. Scott Adler
  10. Dave Passmore
  11. Veterans of Foreign Wars Carlsborg
  12. Dean Childs
  13. Trout Unlimited
  14. Al Lee
  15. Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers
  16. Greywolf Fly Fishers
  17. Fly Fishing Club of Pennsylvania
  18. Joe Hudon
  19. Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild
  20. Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo 2014
  21. Harry and Marlene Lemire
  22. Mark Ulmer
  23. International Federation of Fly Fishers
  24. Washington Fly Fishing Club
  25. American Legion Post #62
  26. Veterans of Foreign Wars Redmond
  27. Washington Council IFFF
  28. Bruce Morrison
  29. Jim and Kelly Watt
  30. Troy Ott
  31. Chuck Whitney
  32. Josh Williams
  33. Bruce Savaglio
  34. Jessica Olif
  35. Don Edwards
  36. Overlake fly fishing club
  37. Tom Collins
  38. Vic Cutter
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