Welcome to A.M. Rapach Angling Books, purveyors of Antiquarian, Collectible, and Out-of-Print Fishing Books for the Discriminating Angler.
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 2020 fishing and hunting show season is under way.
Thank you for stopping by our booth at the Hanna's Town Antiques & Collectibles Market.
The next show in our area is the . . .
Due to the fluid conditions surrounding the COVID-19 virus, our next show is uncertain at this time. We'll post an update as soon as we've reached a decision
Please see our "Happenings" page for more information & directions.Pennsylvania's Trout Season Is
Open . . . Please Be Safe and comply with CDC guidelines . . . Enjoy the great fishing opportunities in Pennsylvania has to offer.
We've recently purchased a collection of contemporary angling books and some others. We will posting updates to our catalogues.
The Fishing Books Catalogue
Check out some classic books.
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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.
From "The Quotable Fisherman," compiled by Nick Lyons, 1998
If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.
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-
Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.
... of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.
-William Sherwood Fox-
Ed Shenk, a Pennsylvania icon and a man who left a lasting legacy on the sport of fly fishing passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020. He was 93 years old.
Almost all fly fishers have been impacted by Ed Shenk in some way, whether they know it or not. His home water was Letort Spring Run where he shared the water, and ideas, with other leading fly fishers of the day such as Vincent Marinaro and Charlie Fox.
He wrote 18 articles for Fly Fisherman magazine. He was a great observer, and most significant contributions were transferring what he saw in nature to his fly-tying vise. He created and wrote about the Letort Hopper, Letort Cricket, Shenk Cress Bug, Shenk Sculpin, and Shenk White Minnow. And while many of these flies have since evolved into more complex variations with synthetic materials, Shenk and his peers laid the groundwork for how we imitate trout food sources both at the vise and in our on-the-water presentations. He wrote one book--Fly Rod Trouting (Stackpole Books, 1989).
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