Anyone who has read any of my personal work fully understands my devotion and interest in the history of fly fishing, therefore in my opinion this is one of the most outstanding published works on the history of this great sport that has been published to date. Normally I do not mention the authorship of the forward or the preface in my reviews, however in this case I believe it to be important as Fred Buller is one of the leading angling historians in the United Kingdom and the same can be said for John Betts in the United States.