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Land of Little Rivers - A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing - cover

Land of Little Rivers - A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing

Austin M. Francis

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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Summary

An “amazing” pictorial tour of Catskill rivers: “Fly fishing has produced a number of beautiful books, but this work exceeds any that this reviewer has seen.” —Library Journal 
 
The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and many others—are celebrated in this gorgeous book of photographs and text. In three major sections, Land of Little Rivers presents historical and physical profiles of the rivers; classic rods, reels, and flies; and engaging stories of the people, events, and developments that constitute the Catskill fly-fishing tradition. 
 
Complementing its photographic beauty, Land of Little Rivers is a book of substance, filled with fascinating stories, anecdotes, and nuggety captions. It is the product of Austin Francis’s twenty-five years of research and writing about Catskill fly fishing, and of photographer Enrico Ferorelli’s more than thirteen thousand images, from which have been selected the most evocative portfolio of photos ever made of these historic rivers. Together they have produced a book that captures magnificently the beauty and passion so central to the sport Izaak Walton called “the gentle art.”
Available since: 01/02/2014.
Print length: 542 pages.

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