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 or build for distribution to others. Blueprints are available at no charge by contacting OPFI.

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Donors and Grants
Boeing Aircraft Company
Bighorn River Alliance
Claar Wine Group
Ken Pennington
North Idaho Fly Fishing
Fidalgo Fly Fishing Club
Frank Amato
Joe Hudon
Mary Reid
Scott Adler
Dave Passmdore
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carlsborg
Dean Childs
Trout Unlimited
Al Lee
Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers
Greywolf Fly Fishers
Fly Fishing Club of Pennsylvania
Coop Cooper
Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild,
Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo 2014
Harry and Mrlene Lemire
Mark Ulmer
Inernational Federation of Fly Fishers
Washington Fly Fishing Club
American Legion Post #62
Veterans of Foreign Wars Redmond
Washington Council IFFF
Bruce Morrison
Jim and Kelly Watt
Troy Ott
Chuck Whitney
Josh Williams
Bruce Savaglio
Jessica Olif
Don Edwards
Overlake fly fishing club
Tom Collins
Vic Cutter
Phil Shive
Big Horn River Alliance
Jesse & Joan Scott
Renton Fly Show
Livingston IFFF Show
Heart of America Flyfishers Inc.
Hunter Bachand
Mike & Gail Hermann
Chris Evans
Douglas Mollet
Woman's Flyfishing
Tim & Toni Howland
Mary Gibney
VFW Auxiliary Post 4760
Boeing
Home Depot
Washington County Fly Fishers
Patricia Buersmeyer
Vivian Brown
Ellensburg fly fishing Show
Ann Marie Heninger
Clarence Buersmeyer
Jan Schroeder
David & Judy Croonquist
Gail & Harry Nelson
Michael & Marcylyn Kleinberg
G and J Hester
Ellen Clark
Anne Zvirblis
Eric Eversole
Ivan & Karla Winger
Robert G. Davis
George & Linda Selvy
Howard & Nancy Johnson
Daver Tiryakioglu
John F. Kelly Jr.
Edmonds Salmon Chapter/Trout Unlmited
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