The book is best described as an extravaganza of fishing photographs by a gentleman named Enrico Ferorelli. Francis has selected all the important aspects of Catskill fishing including the tackle to chronicle the deep history of the area. The fly photographs and the rods are incredible and next time you want to treat yourself with something really well done, this could be the item. If you are a rod maker, study the rods of yesteryear and add to your knowledge of what a classic rod should look like. A big "Bravissimo" to Maestro Enrico, molto bene!