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Welcome to A.M. Rapach Angling Books, purveyors of Antiquarian, Collectible, and Out-of-Print Fishing Books for the Discriminating Angler.

  • We are a bookseller, located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, specializing in fishing books, fly fishing books, hunting books, and sporting books.
  • We operate an online book store and sell books at hunting & fishing shows and flea markets throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.
  • We buy single items and collections from individuals, used book shops, bookstores, independent book dealers, antique dealers, and book pickers.

Our angling books and sporting books catalogues are available online. Explore the catalogues and purchase books through our store on Square, Inc.

We will be posting more books. If you are looking for a particular book, please drop us a line. We have more titles than what are listed in the online catalogues.


The 2021 fishing and hunting show season should be under way. Unfortunately, most shows and flea markets have been cancelled for May, June and July.

Thank you for stopping by our booth at the
2021 Annual Sportsmen's Expo & Flea Market in Greensburg, PA


Our next show is . . .

43th Annual Sportsman Show (PA Trappers District 8)
Friday & Saturday, September 10-11, 2021; Newville, PA

(Attendance subject to weather)

Mark your Calendar

Please see our "Happenings" page for more information & directions.

Due to the fluid conditions surrounding the COVID-19 virus our following shows are uncertain at this time.


Pennsylvania's 2021 Trout Season is OPEN. Please Be Safe.
Respect your fellow fishermen and enjoy the great fishing opportunities Pennsylvania has to offer.



Recent Acquisitions

We've recently purchased a collection of contemporary angling books and some others. We will posting updates to our catalogues.

A selection of uncatalogued books will be offered at up-coming shows You won't want to miss them. There will be books for both collectors and "readers."

Check back often for additional information.




**Arbona, Fred L. Jr.; Mayflies, the Angler, and the Trout **Babcock, Havlah; I Don't Want to Shoot an Elephant, Education of a Pretty Boy' Jaybirds go to Hell on Friday, The Best of Babcock (Boxed Set) **Barnes, George W.; How to Make Bamboo Fly Rods **Bashline, L. James; Atlantic Salmon Fishing **Bear, Fred; Fred Bear's Field Notes **Bergman, Ray; Trout **Best, A. K.; Fly Tying with A. K. **Black, William C.; Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies **Borger, Gary A.; Designing Trout Flies **Brooks, Charles E.; Nymph Fishing for Larger Trout **Caucci, Al & Bob Nastasi; Fly-tyers Color Guide **Caucci, Al and Nastasi, Bob; Hatches, **Chatham, Russell (editor); Silent Seasons **Connett, Eugene V., 3d.; Random Casts **Darbee, Harry; The Compact Book of Fisherman's Tricks, Tips, and Hints **Foggia, Lyla; Reel Women: the World of Women Who Fish **Fulsher, Keith with David Klausmeyer; Thunder Creek Flies **Gierach, John; All Fishermen Are Liars **Gierach, John; Fool's Paradise **Gierach, John; Sex, Death and Fly-Fishing **Gierach, John; Still Life With Brook Trout **Gierach, John; Trout Bum **Gierach, John; Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg **Gingrich, Arnold (editor); The Gordon Garland, A Round of Devotions by His Followers **Gingrich, Arnold; The Fishing in Print **Graham, Jamie Maxtone (compiler); The Best of Hardy's Anglers' Guides **Grove, Alvin R.; The Lure and Lore of Trout-Fishing **Haig-Brown, Roderick L.; The Master and His Fish; Fisherman's Fall; Fisherman's Spring; Fisherman's Summer; Fisherman's Winter **Heacox, Cecil E.; The Gallant Grouse **Hills, John Waller; A History of Fly Fishing for Trout **Holbrook, Don & Ed Koch; Midge Magic **Jennings, Preston J.; A Book of Trout Flies **Jorgensen, Poul; Modern Fly Dressings for the Practical Angler **Jorgensen, Poul; Favorite Flies and How to Tie Them **Kaufmann, Randall; Tying Dry Flies **Klausmeyer, David; Striped Bass Patterns **Kustich, Jerry; A Wisp in the Wind **Lawrie, W. H.; English Trout Flies **Lee, Art; Tying and Fishing the Riffling Hitch**Leiser, Eric; The Complete Book of Fly Tying **Leiser, Eric & Boyle, Eric H.; Stoneflies for the Angler **Letherman, Troy & Tony Weaver; Top Water: **Levy, Howard; Man Against Musky **Lilly, Bud; A Trout's Best Friend:y **Lyons, Nick; Spring Creek **Lyons, Nick; Spring Creek **Marden, Luis; The Angler's Bamboo **Marinaro, Vincent C.; A Modern Dry-Fly Code **Marinaro, Vincent C.; In the Ring of the Rise **McClintock, Grant; Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West **McDonald, John (editor); The Complete Fly Fisherman **McDonald, John; Quill Gordon **Mendoza, George; Secret Places of Trout Fishermen  **Middleton, Harry; Rivers of Memory; The Bright Country **Migel, J. Michael (editor); The Masters of the Dry Fly **Mundy, Pat; Montana's Last Best River: the Bighole and its People **Peluso, Angelo; Saltwater Flies of the Northeast **Riling, Ray; Guns and Shooting; **Russell, Keith C. and Friends; The Fly-Fishingest Gentlemen **Schaldach, William J.; Coverts & Casts and Currents & Eddies (Boxed set); **Schollmeyer Jim and Ted Leeson; Inshore Flies: Best Contemporary Patterns from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts **Schollmeyer, Jim & Ted Leeson; Trout Flies of the East: Best Contemporary Patterns from East of the Rocky Mountains  **Schwiebert, Ernest; Death of a Riverkeeper **Schwiebert, Ernest; Nymphs; Trout (2 volume, box set) **Scott, Kathy; Changing Planes **Shaw, Helen; Fly-Tying **Shewey, John; Steelhead Flies **Sosin, Mark and Lefty Kreh; Fishing the Flats **Sparse Grey Hackle An Honest Angler **Spiller, Burton L.; Grouse Feathers **Stewart, Dick and Leeman, Bob; Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon **Swift, Jeremy; Arthur Ransome on Fishing **Talleur, Richard W.; Mastering the Art of Fly-tying; Modern Fly-Tying Materials **Vance, Joel M.; Autumn Shadows Outdoor Tales of the Supernatural **Walton, Izaak; The Compleat Angler **Williams, Ted & Underwood, John; Fishing the Big Three **Woods, Shirley E.; Angling For Atlantic Salmon **Woolner, Frank & Henry Lyman; Striped Bass Fishing **Wulff, Lee; Bush Pilot Angler; Trout on a Fly **Zabriskie, George A.; Fisherman's Philosophy

The Fishing Books Catalogue
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Classic Angling Books


More Recent Acquisitions

**Arbona, Fred L. Jr.; Mayflies, the Angler, and the Trout **Babcock, Havlah; I Don't Want to Shoot an Elephant, Education of a Pretty Boy' Jaybirds go to Hell on Friday, The Best of Babcock (Boxed Set) **Barnes, George W.; How to Make Bamboo Fly Rods **Bashline, L. James; Atlantic Salmon Fishing **Bear, Fred; Fred Bear's Field Notes **Bergman, Ray; Trout **Best, A. K.; Fly Tying with A. K. **Black, William C.; Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies **Borger, Gary A.; Designing Trout Flies **Brooks, Charles E.; Nymph Fishing for Larger Trout **Caucci, Al & Bob Nastasi; Fly-tyers Color Guide **Caucci, Al and Nastasi, Bob; Hatches, **Chatham, Russell (editor); Silent Seasons **Connett, Eugene V., 3d.; Random Casts **Darbee, Harry; The Compact Book of Fisherman's Tricks, Tips, and Hints **Foggia, Lyla; Reel Women: the World of Women Who Fish **Fulsher, Keith with David Klausmeyer; Thunder Creek Flies **Gierach, John; All Fishermen Are Liars (signed) **Gierach, John; Fool's Paradise **Gierach, John; Sex, Death and Fly-Fishing **Gierach, John; Still Life With Brook Trout **Gierach, John; Trout Bum **Gierach, John; Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg **Gingrich, Arnold (editor); The Gordon Garland, A Round of Devotions by His Followers **Gingrich, Arnold; The Fishing in Print **Graham, Jamie Maxtone (compiler); The Best of Hardy's Anglers' Guides **Grove, Alvin R.; The Lure and Lore of Trout-Fishing **Haig-Brown, Roderick L.; The Master and His Fish; Fisherman's Fall; Fisherman's Spring; Fisherman's Summer; Fisherman's Winter **Heacox, Cecil E.; The Gallant Grouse **Hills, John Waller; A History of Fly Fishing for Trout **Holbrook, Don & Ed Koch; Midge Magic **Jennings, Preston J.; A Book of Trout Flies **Jorgensen, Poul; Modern Fly Dressings for the Practical Angler **Jorgensen, Poul; Favorite Flies and How to Tie Them **Kaufmann, Randall; Tying Dry Flies **Klausmeyer, David; Striped Bass Patterns **Kustich, Jerry; A Wisp in the Wind **Lawrie, W. H.; English Trout Flies **Lee, Art; Tying and Fishing the Riffling Hitch**Leiser, Eric; The Complete Book of Fly Tying **Leiser, Eric & Boyle, Eric H.; Stoneflies for the Angler **Letherman, Troy & Tony Weaver; Top Water: **Levy, Howard; Man Against Musky **Lilly, Bud; A Trout's Best Friend:y **Lyons, Nick; Spring Creek **Lyons, Nick; Spring Creek **Marden, Luis; The Angler's Bamboo **Marinaro, Vincent C.; A Modern Dry-Fly Code **Marinaro, Vincent C.; In the Ring of the Rise **McClintock, Grant; Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West **McDonald, John (editor); The Complete Fly Fisherman **McDonald, John; Quill Gordon **Mendoza, George; Secret Places of Trout Fishermen **Middleton, Harry; Rivers of Memory; The Bright Country **Migel, J. Michael (editor); The Masters of the Dry Fly **Mundy, Pat; Montana's Last Best River: the Bighole and its People **Peluso, Angelo; Saltwater Flies of the Northeast **Riling, Ray; Guns and Shooting; **Russell, Keith C. and Friends; The Fly-Fishingest Gentlemen **Schaldach, William J.; Coverts & Casts and Currents & Eddies (Boxed set); **Schollmeyer Jim and Ted Leeson; Inshore Flies: Best Contemporary Patterns from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts **Schollmeyer, Jim & Ted Leeson; Trout Flies of the East: Best Contemporary Patterns from East of the Rocky Mountains  **Schwiebert, Ernest; Death of a Riverkeeper **Schwiebert, Ernest; Nymphs; Trout (2 volume, box set) **Scott, Kathy; Changing Planes **Shaw, Helen; Fly-Tying **Shewey, John; Steelhead Flies **Sosin, Mark and Lefty Kreh; Fishing the Flats **Sparse Grey Hackle An Honest Angler **Spiller, Burton L.; Grouse Feathers **Stewart, Dick and Leeman, Bob; Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon **Swift, Jeremy; Arthur Ransome on Fishing **Talleur, Richard W.; Mastering the Art of Fly-tying; Modern Fly-Tying Materials **Vance, Joel M.; Autumn Shadows Outdoor Tales of the Supernatural **Walton, Izaak; The Compleat Angler **Williams, Ted & Underwood, John; Fishing the Big Three **Woods, Shirley E.; Angling For Atlantic Salmon **Woolner, Frank & Henry Lyman; Striped Bass Fishing **Wulff, Lee; Bush Pilot Angler; Trout on a Fly **Zabriskie, George A.; Fisherman's Philosophy

(Click on the photo to see other
recent acquisitions)


Contact Us

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The Fishing in Print

Some of the best fishing is done not in the water but in print. --Sparse Grey Hackle--

Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it. --Ed Zern--

If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago. --Zane Grey--

Who was it that said that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for the day, but if you teach a man to fish, the sod-sucker is unlikely ever to bother with an honest days work for the rest of his miserable life? --Wolf Avni, Bitch-Creek Nymphing & the Millennium Bug--

. . . of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy. --William Sherwood Fox--

There are as many reasons why and ways to fish as there are people who do it. --Russell Chatham--

Collector Resources

  • Angling and Sporting Bibliographies & Related Reference Materials

  • Borzoi Books for Sportsmen, 1943-1955

  • Pleasure & Profit Books--A.H. Harding Publishing Company

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Library

    In Memorium

    Leigh H. Perkins, who purchased The Orvis Company in 1965 and over the next three decades transformed it into one of the country’s most respected sporting, apparel and dog brands, passed away at the age of 93 on May 7, 2021, in Monticello, Florida.

    Although he built his reputation as a shrewd businessman and marketer, Leigh was most at home wading in a trout stream or walking behind a bird dog in the field. He was a lifelong outdoorsman who hunted or fished more than 250 days a year into his 90s, and his reverence for nature was at the heart of his drive to conserve land and water resources for future generations.

    [F]or his dedication and impact on the outdoor world, Leigh received many accolades, including the 1992 Chevron Conservation Award. Nine years later, the University of Minnesota awarded Leigh an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, for “[helping] some of the most prominent and important conservation organizations in the world to modernize their practices, create scientific research programs and achieve their potential for service,” as well as for creating a permanent forest-wildlife research program at the university. In 2016, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust named Leigh Sportsman of Year, honoring his conservation work and dedication to the preservation of the fish and waters he so loved.

    Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited, May 10, 2021

    His 1999 autobiography, A Sportsman’s Life: How I Built Orvis by Mixing Business and Sport, has been described as "an infectious and inspirational tale of one man's love of business and of the outdoors and how he combined the two to build the Orvis empire."

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