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May 11, 2013 in Outdoors
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The trout of all trout — almost too big for the net — capped the day for Shawn Graves and the Project Healing Waters group fly fishing at Crab Creek.

May 10, 2013 in Outdoors
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Trout TV host Hilary Hutcheson greets a Project Healing Waters group to film an episode on fly fishing on Crab Creek with disabled veterans on crisp morning, March 13, 2013. Pictured from left are Hutcheson, fly fishing guide G.L. Britton, Vietnam veteran Harold Watters of Cheney, Iraq veteran Shawn Graves of Medical Lake, and project organizer and Navy veteran Norm Scott.

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Vietnam veteran Harold Watters falls into Crab Creek while fishing with Hilary Hutcheson of Trout TV. He said it’s not the first time he’s been down and had to pick himself up.

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Vietnam Veteran Harold Watters progresses well during his fly casting lesson with Hilary Hutcheson of Trout TV.

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Vietnam Veteran Harold Watters gets a fly casting lesson from Trout TV host Hilary Hutcheson during a Project Healing Waters fishing trip on Crab Creek on March 13, 2013.

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Iraq War veteran Shawn Graves, left, gets fly fishing advice from fishing guide G.L. Britton during a Project Healing Waters outing on Crab Creek.

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Iraq War veteran Shawn Graves, left, gets fly fishing advice from fishing guide G.L. Britton during a Project Healing Waters outing on Crab Creek

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Vietnam Veteran Harold Watters is interviewed by Trout TV host Hilary Hutcheson during a Project Healing Waters fishing trip on Crab Creek on March 13, 2013. In the background is Norm Scott, a project organizer in Spokane. Cameraman Elgin Smith videoed the day for a Trout TV episode scheduled for March 2014.

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Vietnam Veteran Harold Watters and Trout TV host Hilary Hutcheson fight back tears during an interview in which Watters describes why he ties flies to commemorate fallen soldiers he knew in Vietnam. In the background is Norm Scott, Project Healing Waters organizer in Spokane.

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Fly patterns hooked in the cap of Vietnam Veteran Harold Watters stem from Project Healing Waters programs, including a fly that lured his first fish on a fly rod during an outing to Crab Creek, and a fly he created in a fly tying class to commemorate the Vietnam War campaign ribbon.

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Hilary Hutcheson of Trout TV plays the first fish of the day on Crab Creek for her cameraman. Fishing Guide G.L. Britton assists in the water as Vietnam Vet Harold Watters looks on.

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Fishing guide G.L. Britton prepares to release a rainbow back into Crab Creek.

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Iraq veteran Shawn Graves finds some quiet time for casting into Crab Creek.

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Trout TV cameraman Elgin Smith focuses on veteran Harold Watters as he hooks and lands a trout in Crab Creek.

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Vietnam Veteran Harold Watters releases a rainbow trout he caught with the help of fishing guide G.L. Britton during a Project Healing Waters fishing trip on Crab Creek on March 13, 2013.

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Another trout is caught and released during a Project Healing Waters outing at Crab Creek.

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The Trout TV camera missed the strike when veteran Harold Watters hooked a trout on Crab Creek, so fishing guide G.L. Britton helps the angler reenact the moment for the video.

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Trout TV’s Hilary Hutcheson works with Vietnam Vet Harold Watters on casting and presentation during the Project Healing Waters fly fishing trip to Crab Creek.

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Trout TV’s Hilary Hutcheson plucks a stonefly pattern from her fly box that proves to be productive on Crab Creek.

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Fishing guide G.L. Britton says “I want one of those,” after Trout TV’s Hilary Hutcheson came up with a fly pattern that proved to be productive on Crab Creek.

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Norm Scott, Project Healing Waters-Fly Fishing coordinator in Spokane looks, on as veterans fish on Crab Creek. “Seeing them smile makes this all worthwhile,” he said.