Catskill rivers: birthplace of american fly fishing

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Oak Knoll,
Pub. Date:
2005.
Language:
English
Description
The Beaverkill, the Willowemoc, the Neversink, the Delaware, the Esopus, the Schoharie-these hallowed trout streams have been hailed for generations as "the birthplace of American fly fishing." Here is their story. Painstakingly researched and beautifully told, Catskill Rivers will likely remain the definitive study of these fabled waters and the remarkable people who created the American fly-fishing tradition. Catskill Rivers offers an unforgettable look at the early river industries-rafting, sawmills, tanneries, wood-acid factories-and at the early days on these classic trout waters, where George LaBranche, in Sparse Grey Hackle's words, "adapted the dry fly to fast water and started an angling revolution." Here are the great anglers, fly tyers, rod makers, entomologists, and publicists-"Uncle Thad" Norris, Seth Green, Theodore Gordon, Herman Christian, Roy Steenrod, Rube Cross, Hiram Leonard, Ed Payne, Louis Rhead, Edward R. Hewitt, Sparse Grey Hackle, Preston Jennings, Art Flick, Harry Darbee, Walt Dette, and a host of others. There are revealing discussions of the sociological forces that led Americans into fly fishing; the origins and customs of private stream the rivalries between owners and poachers; the controversies over imported "German" brown trout; the cult of dry-fly purists; the evolution of hatchery practices, stream improvements, and fisheries regulation; as well as the future prospects for these lovely waters. There are also penetrating historical and physical profiles of the six principal Catskill rivers, their insect life, trout distributions, stocking practices, access, angling pressures, fishing conditions, and successful angling techniques. Catskill Rivers is a poignant journey through the annals of American angling, from its origins to the present, laced with anecdotes and stories, graced with more than 110 photographs and nine beautifully illustrated river maps by John Manikowski. It is a book all fishermen will treasure. Book jacket.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
159228454
9781592284542
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b1455521-3584-6ae5-799d-92da3e308663
Grouping Title catskill rivers birthplace of american fly fishing
Grouping Author francis austin m
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-02 01:51:25AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-16 07:48:49AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Francis, Austin M.
author_display Francis, Austin M
available_at_pineriver Piner River Library
detailed_location_pineriver Pine River Adult Non-Fiction
display_description Jacket Description/Back: The Beaverkill, the Willowemoc, the Neversink, the Delaware, the Esopus, the Schoharie-these hallowed trout streams have been hailed for generations as "the birthplace of American fly fishing." Here is their story. Painstakingly researched and beautifully told, Catskill Rivers will likely remain the definitive study of these fabled waters and the remarkable people who created the American fly-fishing tradition. Catskill Rivers offers an unforgettable look at the early river industries-rafting, sawmills, tanneries, wood-acid factories-and at the early days on these classic trout waters, where George LaBranche, in Sparse Grey Hackle's words, "adapted the dry fly to fast water and started an angling revolution." Here are the great anglers, fly tyers, rod makers, entomologists, and publicists-"Uncle Thad" Norris, Seth Green, Theodore Gordon, Herman Christian, Roy Steenrod, Rube Cross, Hiram Leonard, Ed Payne, Louis Rhead, Edward R. Hewitt, Sparse Grey Hackle, Preston Jennings, Art Flick, Harry Darbee, Walt Dette, and a host of others. There are revealing discussions of the sociological forces that led Americans into fly fishing; the origins and customs of private stream clubs; the rivalries between owners and poachers; the controversies over imported "German" brown trout; the cult of dry-fly purists; the evolution of hatchery practices, stream improvements, and fisheries regulation; as well as the future prospects for these lovely waters. There are also penetrating historical and physical profiles of the six principal Catskill rivers, their insect life, trout distributions, stocking practices, access, angling pressures, fishing conditions, and successful angling techniques. CatskillRivers is a poignant journey through the annals of American angling, from its origins to the present, laced with anecdotes and stories, graced with more than 110 photographs and nine beautifully illustrated river maps by John Manikowski. It is a book all fishermen will treasure.
format_category_pineriver Books
format_pineriver Book
id b1455521-3584-6ae5-799d-92da3e308663
isbn 159228454, 9781592284542
item_details ils:.b57861845|.i119879062|Pine River Adult Non-Fiction|FLY FISHING|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pran||
itype_pineriver Adult book
last_indexed 2019-02-16T14:48:49.836Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_pineriver FLY FISHING
local_time_since_added_pineriver Year
owning_library_pineriver Piner River Library
owning_location_pineriver Piner River Library
primary_isbn 159228454
publishDate 2005
record_details ils:.b57861845|Book|Books||English|Oak Knoll,|2005.|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_pineriver
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b57861845 .i119879062 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 131, 132, 133, 134, 135
subject_facet SPORTS & RECREATION -- Fishing -- General, United States -- Description and travel -- Northeast - Middle Atlantic
title_display Catskill rivers : birthplace of american fly fishing
title_full Catskill rivers : birthplace of american fly fishing Francis, Austin M.
title_short Catskill rivers :
title_sub birthplace of american fly fishing
topic_facet Description and travel, Fishing, General, Northeast - Middle Atlantic, SPORTS & RECREATION