Who are we?
Helping those who served.
Heroes Mending On The Fly Canada (HMOTF) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active Canadian Armed Forces personnel and disabled veterans through fly-tying, fly-fishing and associated activities including education and outings. We are serving military personnel who have been wounded, injured or disabled, to aid their physical and emotional recovery by introducing or building fly-fishing and fly-tying skills to kindle a lifelong love for the Sport.
While we primarily focus on providing these activities to existing and retired members of the Canadian military, we also welcome HMOTF participants from other organizations such as the RCMP, other Canadian Police Members, firefighters and EMS personnel, who have previous military service with regular or reserve forces.
Fly fishing has been proven to sustain coping effort and commitment in the face of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), restore control by alleviating PTSD symptoms and can serve as a context for personal transformation and posttraumatic growth (Craig et al., 2020).
Trips and educational programs are provided at no cost for participants. HMOTF strives to serve those who have made brave sacrifices in the service of our country. At HMOTF, we hope to share our love for fly fishing and foster the joy it has brought us, in you.