Praise for “Land of Little Rivers

“The Catskill mountains are the Garden of Eden of American fly fishing and Austin McK. Francis's Land of Little Rivers its Genesis.”
— Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Natural Resources Defense Council

“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 with his Land of Little Rivers...a visually stunning achievement and felicitous blend of illustrations and text.”
— Nelson Bryant, The New York Times

Land of Little Rivers is a treasure, a beautiful book, eloquently, wonderfully written, and movingly will be an instant classic.”
— Dan Rather, Former Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS News

“An engrossing gem...this fly-casting extravaganza is a flip-through delight for anyone caught up in natural history. Glorious color, paddle-to-the-sea-type maps, a sprinkling of ancient woodcuts, and handsomely spun local yarns only add to the treasure in this trove.”
— USA Today

“This unique portrait of the Catskill mountains and rivers reveals the stunning natural beauty and spirit of adventure that has inspired generations of anglers to lead in conserving this outstanding natural resource. A great book has been hatched here.”
— Larry Rockefeller, Conservationist

“This is a beautifully illustrated and exhaustively researched tribute to fly fishing in the Catskill Mountains of New York.”
— Sports Illustrated

“So beautiful that one finds it hard to understand how anyone could resist the sport of fishing.”
— Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

“One of the most beautiful fishing books ever published.”
— Outdoor Life

“A sumptuous, large-format tribute to the beauty and fly-fishing history of the Catskills. The text and photographs blend beautifully to tour a region that many American fly fishers venerate as the English do their southern chalkstreams.”
— Fly Fisherman

“Mac Francis has had a long love affair with the Beaverkill and its sister streams. Every page in Land of Little Rivers — its photos, paintings, writings, but most of all Mac's reflections — is a celebration of his passionate commitment. Anyone who shares his love of fly fishing and the speckled trout will revel in his portrayal of the beauty and history of our glorious sport.”
— Paul Volcker, Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

“I've lived and fished in the Catskills for twenty years, but only now, through these beautiful photographs and clear narrative, do I fully appreciate the importance of our angling heritage.”
— Joan Wulff, Angler, Director, The Wulff Fishing School

“A sumptuous visual and verbal feast for all who would know the magic of Catskill rivers, and their textured traditions.”
— Nick Lyons, Author, Chairman, The Lyons Press