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

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

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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. Land of Little Rivers is the product of author Francis’s twenty-five years of research and writing about Catskill fly fishing, and of photographer Ferorelli’s more than thirteen thousand images, from which has been selected the most evocative portfolio of photos ever made of these historic rivers. Together they have produced an exquisite, museum-quality work, one that captures magnificently the beauty and passion so central to the sport Izaak Walton called “the gentle art.”

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393048551
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: Proprietary ed.
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 13.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Austin McK. Francis is a fly-fishing historian and a business communications consultant. He has written or edited four previous books on fly fishing. He and his wife, Ross, live in New York City and fly fish in the Catskill Mountains, where they have a home in the Beaverkill valley.

Enrico Ferorelli is a world-renowned photographer and regular contributor to National Geographic and Smithsonian magazines. Also an avid flyfisher, he and his wife, Martha, and their two children live in New York City and Norfolk, Connecticut.

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