In this, Kathy Scott’s fourth book, her daily journal entries merge into a deep interconnected root system that supports life of all kinds: Fishermen of all ages, bamboo rod makers, writers, guides, teachers, artists, and even a happily oblivious gold dredger. Young people standing in a river for the first time, feeling the energy of a bigger world. They all are woven through the pages of Brook Trout Forest.
Come sit with Kathy on her back porch in the Maine woods. The view from there is exquisite; you’d swear you can see all the way to the Arctic Circle. Smell balsam and spruce and watch Kathy, alone, on a lichen speckled rock in a raging Labrador river. Look west and you can see a Midwest farm pond and a feisty bluegill sipping your hand tied fly.
This is the stuff of Kathy’s books; the ‘gentle passions’ which form the protective canopy of her Brook Trout Forest.
“In Brook Trout Forest Kathy shares the joys and endearments of living simply and embracing a sense of place-commonalities among fly fishers everywhere.
“Kathy knowingly writes: ‘Well varnished cane endures.’ So do her words.”
Editor/Assoc. Publisher Fly Rod and Reel
“Another joyous trip through Kathy Scott’s unique world. An entertaining reading treat.”
John “Duke” Welter
Trout Unlimited, Chairman National Leadership Council
“Everything she writes gives me a sense of having been there, I swear I can smell the fires she and Dave build at home deep in the woods of Maine.”
Guide, Author and Host, Fly Fishing TV
“Once again Kathy Scott invites us into her natural world with words that are as refreshing as a cool breeze on a warm day. In Brook Trout Forest she shares her passion for fly fishing, teaching, making bamboo rods and furled leaders, restoring Atlantic salmon, and exploring nature with an enthusiasm that is admirable and inspiring.”
Accomplished Rod Maker & Author
By: Kathy Scott
Illustrations by: Kim Mellema
Hardcover, illustrated, 205 pages