This complete social and environmental history of America's first famous trout stream, the Beaverkill, fully revises and updates an out-of-print classic. Dan Rather wrote, This gem of a book is an enlightening and entertaining masterpiece of Americana. * The story of America's stream from before the eighteenth century to the present* Portraits of the legendary fly fishers, fly tiers, and writers who lived by the river* Contains completely new sections on 25 favorite flies and on fishing tips from the locals
Ed Van Put has been an avid fly fisherman and fly tier for nearly sixty years. He has contributed fishing articles to several outdoor journals and magazines, such as The Conservationist, Trout, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and the Anglersa (TM) Club Bulletin. He was a founding member of the Beamoc Chapter of Trout Unlimited, as well as a founding member of the Catskill Fly Tiers Guild. He learned to tie flies from Harry and Elsie Darbee, the noted Catskill tiers. He lives in Livingston Manor, New York.