The definitive history of the birthplace of American fly-fishing


Ed Van Put, a meticulous researcher and lucid storyteller, lays out the history  of “America’s stream” from its early colonial days to its rise as a prominent trout-fishing destination and into the present day. Whether you’re a beginning angler looking for an introduction to this revered stream or a veteran looking for the fascinating story behind the people and places associated with the stream, The Beaverkill: The History of a River and its People provides a compelling account of an important American landmark.

Learn about the river, Explore the trout flies connected to the stream, View the artwork and imagery from the book, Discover the revised and updated second edition, or Purchase a signed copy of the new hardcover edition. 

Contest winnerCongratulations to Brian Carso, winner of a dozen Catskill flies, tied by Ed Van Put. 

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About the Beaverkill

Learn about the famed Beaverkill River including daily water flow charts, fly fishing information, famous pools, and more.


View a gallery of exclusive illustrations and photography inspired by the Beaverkill River.