Trout Fishing in the Catskills

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 438 pages
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Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. Sweeping in its scope, Trout Fishing in the Catskills tells a thorough tale of the often tumultuous history of fishing in the Catskills. With a scope of over a century, Van Put tells of the Catskill's frontier fishing beginnings and tracks the rise, fall, and eventual revival of the fisheries.

Throughout, this is a history of people and methods as well as rivers, and there are profiles of Theodore Gordon, Art Flick, Harry and Elsie Darbee, Sparse Grey Hackle, and more. No serious trout fisherman, in any part of the country, will want to miss this pioneering portrait of a seminal region in American angling history.

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About the author (2007)

has worked as a fisheries professional with New York State since 1969. An avid fly fisherman for more than fifty years, he wrote the important The Beaverkill, and his articles have appeared in The Conservationist, Trout, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and elsewhere.

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