New York, NY, June 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Sports Illustrated extolled, “This is a beautifully illustrated and exhaustively researched tribute to fly fishing,” while Dan Rather called it, “A treasure, a beautiful book, eloquently, wonderfully written…it will be an instant classic.” But Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. described it best with, “The Catskill Mountains are the Garden of Eden…and “Land of Little Rivers” its Genesis.”
Avid angler, historian, writer, and publisher, Austin McK. Francis considers “Land of Little Rivers” (The Beaverkill Press, $60) his masterpiece and a must-have for the new generation of anglers. This is why The Beaverkill Press is relaunching the much loved and valued story in photos about the birthplace of American fly fishing after a decade.
According to Francis, “The Beaverkill, Wllowemoc, Neversink Esopus, Schoharie, Delaware – the rivers of angling pioneers Taddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon and many others – are now in the hands of a new breed of fly fishers. Just as the tradition of learning the sport, which Isaak Walton called ‘the gentle art,’ is handed down from one generation to the next, so should its engaging history.”
“Land of Little Rivers” captures the beauty and passion so central to the sport because the author is a noted angling historian and biographer, as well as acknowledged authority on the history of Catskill fly fishing. He has a home in the Catskill Mountains where he has fished for more than forty-five years.
Or as The New York Times acknowledged, “Austin McK. Francis has carried his fascination with the wondrous trout streams of the Catskills and the region’s seminal role in the development of fly fishing in the United States to a celebratory level.”
“Land of Little Rivers” is available at www.beaverkillpress.com