The Steelhead Flies of Edward Livingston Haas Part I: A Study in Simple Elegance Written by Scott Gingerich Photographed by Paul Schmookler

   Former bartender, gambler, bookmaker, 
and stock investor, Edward L. Haas, or 
"Fat Eddie," as he often called himself, 
left civilization to become a virtual hermit
and the best commercial steelhead fly tier 
that the Pacific Northwest -- or America -- 
ever knew. While the aftermath of his 
death in 1987 raised more questions than
it answered, Scott Gingerich introduces
readers to this enigma and the marvelous
dressings he originated and popularized. 
    Featuring almost 100 steelhead flies 
and their dressings.



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