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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 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 are located in Southwestern PA in Harrison City, Westmoreland County. The region is also know as the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.
  • We buy single items and collections from individuals, used book shops, bookstores, independent book dealers, antique dealers, and book pickers.

The angling book catalogue is now operational. Select books and check out through our store on Square, Inc. (www.square.com).

We will be posting more books. If you are looking for a particular book, please drop us a line. We have many more books than what you will see online.


The 2018 fishing and hunting show season is under way.

The next show in our area is the
PA Fly Fishing Museum Association Heritage Day; Saturday, June 16, 2018; PAFFMA, 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA 17013; 9 AM
.

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


Recent Acquisitions

Harvey, George W. (compiled by Daniel L. Shields); George Harvey: Memories, Patterns, and Tactics
[1998, 1st edition, 1st printing] slipcase; limited edition, 300 signed and numbered copies, copy #285; Signed presentation on limitation page.
Foreword by Joe Humphreys. Black and white photos. Two color plates showing Mr. Harvey's fly patterns. Testimonial by Former President Jimmy Carter. Chapters include: Early Years; Penn State, Fisherman's Paradise and Kettle Creek; Family Man, Angling Professor; Angling Highlights; Angling Strategy and Tactics; Random Notes on Fly Tying; and Thoughts on Conservation. Very Fine condition.


**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 Angling Book Catalogue
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Check out some classic books.
Juliana Berners; Treatyse of Fysshynge
wyth an Angle; 1486


I. Walton, The Compleat Angler, 1653

T. Barker, The Art of Angling, 1659

W. Pickering, Piscatorial Reminiscences & Gleanings: to which is added a catalogue of books on angling (T. Boose), 1835


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 more 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-

From "The Quotable Fisherman," compiled by Nick Lyons, 1998

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

-Zane Grey-

Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.

-Mark Twain-

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

-Author Unknown-

... of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.

-William Sherwood Fox-


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