I am shocked! Once again I went to Amazon to look up the information for Rickards' book. As a resident of Montana, I never found the time to hone my skills for stillwater fly-fishing. When I arrived in Oregon in the Klamath Falls area, I asked a number of guides what book they recommended for stillwater angling. Overwhelming the response was Denny Rickards' book. And yet today I found a scathing, angry review of his book on Amazon that personally attacked Denny Rickards. The review carried on as if the reviewer had a personal vendetta against Rickards. All I can say is that I agree with the reviewers who gave four and five star ratings. Am I a friend of Rickards? No. Is Rickards iconoclastic? Yes. Does his book and his system deserve high praise? Yes.