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Casting Out PTSD

Fly Fishing in the Lachine Canal Helps Veterans Tackle Mental Illness

Benoit Sorel throws his gear into an old army duffle bag, gets on his bike and hits the Lachine Canal’s waterfront bike trail. He surveys Montreal as he outfits himself with waders and water-repellent clothing. He can see flashes of perch below the water awaiting his drifting line. With one motion after the other, Sorel loses himself in the act of fly fishing.