Inscribed by photographer Larry Madison, whose books include Trout River (1988), to his friend, the proprietor of the Anglers Roost tackle shop in Manhattan, "To Jim Deren, a very old, a very dear friend and one of the best fishermen I have ever known. Larry Madison"
In his New Yorker profile of Jim Deren, "An Angler at Heart," Ian Frazier wrote:
"On the inside of the door to his shop, Deren has posted what is probably his most famous maxim, 'There don't have to be a thousand fish in the river; let me locate a good one and I'll get a thousand dreams out of him before I catch him - and if I catch him, I'll turn him loose.'
"For Larry Madison, a wildlife photographer and magazine editor who often fished with Deren thirty years ago, a thousand dreams were hundreds more than his patience could stand: 'Jim would get in a river and just pound it all day. I'd say, "Oh, Christ, you been in there ten hours and you haven't had a hit. Let's go home." Not him.'"
A striking portrait and a fine association. Published in Trout River (1988) at p. 104 (Inventory #: 232739)