“Rocky Mountain Fly Highway” Film Screening & Reel Legends Panel Discussion
Join us for a screening of The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway (2014), to be followed by a panel discussion with the Reel Legends—four fly-fisherwomen of the Wood River Valley whose fishing lives are featured in the Library’s current foyer exhibit as part of the 2022 Winter Read.
The Wide Eye Productions Film, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Tom Skerritt, follows a 500-mile stretch of Highway 20 from Wyoming and Montana, across Idaho and into Oregon, as it connects the West’s most renowned blue-ribbon trout streams. From the Yellowstone to the Henry’s Fork, Big Lost, Silver Creek, Big Wood, and Owyhee, the film is a visual feast of scenic beauty passing through some of America’s most spectacular scenery. The jagged peaks, bewitching deserts, and shimmering waters in pristine forests are also home to some of the best fly fishing waters in the world and a region that draws anglers from all over to settings that restore the soul. Watch the film’s trailer here.
Following the 45-minute film, librarian Pam Parker will moderate a conversation with fly-fisherwomen Amanda Bauman, an elementary school teacher at the Sun Valley Community School who spends her summers working as a fly-fishing guide; Morgan Buckert, who has worked for almost two decades in recreation and conservation in the Wood River Valley; Susanne Connor, who once flew gliders over the Valley and now guides fly-fishing year-round and co-operates a local outfitter; and Juliette Gutierrez, who lives steps from the river in Ketchum and might be found styling hair in the morning and casting a fly on the Big Wood that same evening.
Registration is required to attend in person, and all attendees are required to show Proof of Vaccination at the door. The film and panel will also be livestreamed on Vimeo (link forthcoming), and the panel will be available for later viewing.