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Arlington angler lends helping hand to wounded veterans

March 30, 2019

Retired colonel Jesse Scott invented a device to help those with lost limbs tie fishing flies with one hand.

OPFI Featured on King5's Evening Magazine

February 11, 2016

Fishing lines fly with the help of Boeing engineers! Boeing employee Michael Daniels was severely injured while serving in Iraq in 2007 after an explosive device detonated during anti-terrorism training.


This Veteran's Day, we are happy to announce we are making "Reel Progress!" Our special thanks to Boeing for helping us make so much headway this year and produce this video. We are looking forward to getting more Casting Partners sent to veterans in need and our partnership with Boeing is making that possible! We are thankful for veteran's service, courage, and bravery to protect our cherished freedom and OPFI is happy to serve you



The Peninsula Daily News ran this story about our mission, background, and goals in 2013!


Evergreen Hand will Soon be Available By Dean Childs

April 04, 2012

By Bruce Folger: Jesse Scott of the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club is the inventor and developer of the Evergreen Hand. The hand is a device that allows a tier who is missing a hand or arm to use fly tying equipment. It can also be used by persons who are partially paralyzed. Jesse won the 2009 Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsmanship Award in recognition of his contribution to handicapped tiers

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