This is one of the most readable and interesting books on Catskill fly fishing in years, maybe decades, possibly ever. An exploration of the storied history of Catskill fishing, wonderfully illustrated with the most notable collection of photographs I've ever seen in a fly fishing book, the book is equally interesting for its discussion, illustration, and analysis of the most famous Catskill dry flies. It is always fascinating in its relation of facts and little known aspects of the lives of the famous rivers and fly tyers. It simply is never dull, a book that anyone who has ever fished the famous rivers of the catskills will enjoy and it will make those who haven't experienced the magic of the region's fishing feel incomplete until they have done so. It will bring back memories, amuse, inform and instruct both would-be fly fishermen and those who are already confirmed addicts. It is an amazingly readable combination of history, instruction, and the evocation of the joy of fly fishing--an instant classic.