By Austin M. Francis, Enrico Ferorelli
The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and lots of others—are celebrated during this lovely e-book of pictures and textual content. In 3 significant sections, Land of Little Rivers offers old and actual profiles of the rivers; vintage rods, reels, and flies; and interesting tales of the folks, occasions, and advancements that represent the Catskill fly-fishing tradition.
Complementing its photographic good looks, Land of Little Rivers is a ebook of substance, packed with interesting tales, anecdotes, and nuggety captions. Land of Little Rivers is the made of writer Francis's twenty-five years of study and writing approximately Catskill fly fishing, and of photographer Ferorelli's greater than 13 thousand photographs, from which has been chosen the main evocative portfolio of photographs ever made from those historical rivers. jointly they've got produced a good looking, museum-quality paintings, one who captures magnificently the sweetness and fervour so vital to the game Izaak Walton known as "the light art."
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