Warriors and Quiet Waters

Military Foundation

Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat veterans through the experience of fly fishing in Montana.

To accomplish this, WQW:

  • serves veterans, their spouses, and military caregivers from all branches of service and across the United States.
  • offers six-day therapeutic Fishing Experiences during which warriors discover an enhanced sense of camaraderie, greater trust in others, a greater sense of purpose, and a deeper commitment to positive change.
  • provides transportation, accommodations, home cooked meals, professional instruction, and a complete fly fishing set-up for warriors to keep - all at no cost to the participant.

As a MYSTERY RANCH customer you understand that fly fishing is more than catching fish on a perfectly placed fly. It is about immersing oneself in a repeated series of occasions for hope, the pursuit of something elusive yet attainable, the calming nature of rippling water punctuated by the lyrics of tiny songbirds and a backdrop of rugged mountains.

"WQW extends a sincere THANK YOU to MYSTERY RANCH for outfitting WQW participants with top-of-the-line packs. By providing participants with a complete set of fly fishing gear to keep they are more likely to continue the sport independently and with confidence, a means to find peace and serenity wherever fishable waters may be found."

- Emily Sather, Community Engagement Manager, WQW