In Changing Planes, Kathy Scott takes plane in hand, learning the craft from her husband, David Van Burgel, an experienced, highly talented, rodmaker. The nature of change, the changes in nature, and the inspirations of community are intertwined in the resulting engaging journal of their lives together. Making the rod becomes a metaphor for embracing the changes in life, changes where we find ourselves living on a different plane, still good, still to be celebrated, though not always easy to face.
Readers of her other books will be pleased to continue her story; new readers will find an outdoor world they’ll love to share: Maine, Michigan, Labrador, the conservation community, the community that is rodmaking today. Anyone facing changes in his or her life will find themselves in these pages.
“With an appreciation of the inevitability of leaving it, Kathy Scott embraces the community of her choosing — good friends, good fish, fly fishers, builders, poets, the exuberant. Once you realize that you already have been invited to be a part of that community, you will want to read Changing Planes more than once. Trust me.”
Tom Helgeson, Editor/ Publisher Midwest Fly Fishing magazine
“In Changing Planes Kathy Scott weaves a wonderful account of making her first bamboo rod with passionate reflections of living a life well-spent immersed in the natural beauty of Northwoods Maine. While her words flow like a crystal stream, her book sparkles like the brook trout that swim in it.”
Jerry Kustich, Angler, Author, Rod Maker
“Kathy Scott’s new book is a joy to read. Her best yet!
“Her zest for life comes out in a myriad of ways. She makes her first fly rod, she is involved in environmental work, is president of her local T.U. Chapter and loves to fish, all this while working a full time job.
“Kathy shows great love for people and all of nature. You can’t help loving her and her book. Let’s hope she writes many more.”
Mary Dette Clark, Continuing to carry on the traditions of the First Family of Catskill Fly Tyings
By: Kathy Scott
Illustrations by: Kim Mellema