Patagonia Films "TOM" Screening Event

Patagonia Films "TOM" Screening Event

Posted by Logan on Sep 5th 2023


Join us on Thursday September 28th in partnership with Patagonia Fly Fish and the Native Fish Society here at Western Rivers for a screening on the latest from Patagonia Films: "TOM"

About the film:

Rivers and fish need friends. Tom Derry has spent his lifetime being that friend. Conservation and wild fish are two things found deep in Tom's heart. His passion to advocate for the rivers of the Pacific Northwest is portrayed through his work as a Molalla River Steward and the Director of Wild Steelhead Fundraising with the Native Fish Society. As most people who know him will tell you, there's no one else in the world like Tom. He's more than just an example of how to live—he's an inspiration for generations to come in protecting wild fish and giving back to the ecosystems that we cherish. To sum it up in Tom's own words, "When you give yourself to something or connect with an animal or an issue, it becomes part of who you are." This film is a look into the life and times of Tom Derry.


September 28th - Schedule of Events

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Wader Testing by Patagonia Fly Fish crew.

Bring your waders by to be tested by the Patagonia Fly Fishing crew. They'll help you find and mark leaks to repair yourself or send in to get you tuned up to our fall fishing.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Film Screening Event

Introductions by Mark Sherwood of Native Fish Society and filmmaker & WRF Alumni Asher Koles followed by screenings of "TOM" and "No Fly Zones". Ending the evening will be a raffle with all proceeds benefiting Native Fish Society. 

*Light snacks, drinks and raffle tickets provided with suggested donation to Native Fish Society


Native Fish Society is an Oregon based non-profit organization that exists to build the groundswell of public support needed to revive abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers and thriving local communities across the Pacific Northwest.