The Letters to Everett Garrison
- Author Kathy Scott
- Publisher Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
- Year 2016
- First Edition
- Signed by the Author
- Condition New
- Color Paperback
- Language English
- Pages 134
- Size cm 15x23
The Letters to Everett Garrison by Kathy Scott is a valuable collection of letters from the famous bamboo rod builder Everett Garrison, published by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) in Livingston Manor.
Written by author and rod maker Kathy Scott, The Letters to Everett Garrison includes excerpts of letters sent between May 1947 and January 1975 by a variety of fishermen who used his bamboo rods, including the general diplomat George C. Marshall, the advertising magnate Ted Bates and the industrialist John M. Olin. The introduction to the book was written by rod maker Hoagy B. Carmichael.
A self-taught rod builder, Everett Garrison has made bamboo fly rods by hand in his spare time. Because of its excellent construction method and its unrivalled ability, these legendary fly fishing tackles have gained immense recognition all over the world and are now widely appreciated and sought after.
These are not all the letters written to Everett Garrison, they are the letters he has kept. Together, they reveal part of the life of a man who could be called the most important rod maker in the world, a craftsman whose decision to share his art helped set in motion the rebirth of contemporary rod making. Kathy Scott, who has already published four previous books, as well as numerous journal articles, teaches rod making with her husband, David Van Burgel, at the CFFCM.