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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 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.



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 something for both collectors and "readers."

Be sure to check back 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
(click on the cover to enter)


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

Ellis, Sir Henry; A Catalogue of Books on Angling; 1811; The first published angling bibliography.


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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anglingbooks.com

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Harrison City, PA 15636-0002
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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-

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.

-Author Unknown-

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

-William Sherwood Fox-

Collector Resources

  • Angling and Sporting Bibliographies & Related Reference Materials

  • Borzoi Books for Sportsmen, 1943-1955

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

    In Memorium

    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).
    ( - , Fly Fisherman Magazine)

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