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 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
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.
We've recently purchased a collection of contemporary angling books and some others. We will posting updates to our catalogues.
The Fishing Books Catalogue
Classic Angling 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. --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--
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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