1: In Memory of Rich Schaaff "The Man Behind the Lens" Compiled by Julie (Schaaff) Crites | This book is dedicated to Rich's family and friends...and largely to his Facebook friends who enjoyed his photos and posted noteworthy comments, many of which appear in this book.
2: "The Lake" I cannot possibly calculate the hours Rich spent at "The Lake", mostly with his brother Gary. Many of his finest photos were taken there. Unless the roads were impassable due to snow, he was there every week. If I was awake when he returned, iI got a report of the evening...most notable is the time an eagle came down to grab a fish off his line, and on his descent, brushed Rich's head with his feet!
7: "Schaaff fished alone in a skiff with a narrow beam, and he had gone 84 days now without taking a fish." Ernest Colvinway (The Rich-Man and the Sea)
8: Thank you, George Douglas, for featuring Rich's photography in your beautiful magazine, and to Kirk Werner for the article!
9: The Rivers He Wandered | East Fork of the Lewis, Rich's Front yard
13: "God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray; when in the Lord's safe landing net I'm peacefully asleep That in His mercy I be judged as good enough to keep." Sharise W. L.
18: Steelhead partner extraordinaire, Mike O
19: The River "X"...where some awesome memories were made. Thanks to Aileen, Rocky, Mike, Stephen, Eric...
23: "I hope heaven is like this." Mike N "Something tells me it's even nicer." Rich
30: Doing product shots
45: The Three Amigos
61: The Art of the Fly
62: "So sweetheart, what are you doing later tonight?" Rich
69: "I loved tying this fly for Rich. I knew he would give it the best look." Ross S
71: Travels With Richie | "I only had an 85mm, so yes, I was a typical dumb photographer!" Rich
80: "Mr. Rich, You Rule!" Aleksandar V.
81: "You're giving Ansel Adams a run for his money, Rich." Melissa K
85: "Something to be said for self-portraits. I can never quite hold the camera steady enough to get a good pic of myself. Great shot, Rich." Brett O. B.
86: "Ansel Schmansel" James E. L.
91: Columbia River Gorge
95: "My new look thanks to fashion guru, Kirk W!" Rich | "Opie" | Back Cover Photo: "You Have 439 Facebook friends, Rich, and I'm betting at least 400 of them wish they were in this picture. I'm CERTAIN at least one of them does. What a great photo." Tim S
96: Rich with brothers Gary and Bill | Cooper--most wonderful pooch ever! | "Jaywie", a friend like no other. | Ricky Ricardo
97: Last fishing trip, on the Lochsa
98: My personal favorite, taken at "The Lake"