As an added service to our customers, we are pleased to announce that we are now dealing in out-of-print angling books and literature.
Specializing in Fly Fishing
* Out-Of-Print Favorites
* Rare Titles
* Signed & Inscribed
* Limited Editions
* English Titles
One of the primary reasons fly fishing is so enjoyable, is because it provides so many attendant pleasures. When winter holds our rivers in its grasp, we turn to tying flies, rod building and other related pursuits. Many people consider the reading and collecting of out-of-print angling books to be at the forefront of these alternative pleasures. We as anglers, are blessed with a literary heritage which has a depth and antiquity unrivaled by any other pursuit. The collecting of these out-of-print books actually serves a dual purpose, you have the opportunity to read the book and increase your knowledge by gleaning the advice of the experts, while at the same time your book will increase in value, resulting in your having made a sound investment. And putting all else aside, it’s just plain fun.
We will be carrying a very nice selection of these books in the flyshop. However, due to limited space, we will not be able to display our entire stock of books. If there is a particular title you are seeking, just email us with the title and we will check our inventory and let you know if it’s available, along with the particulars.
Description & Return Policy
In an effort to provide our readers/collectors who order on-line with an accurate description of the book or books which may be of interest, we have supplies the following condition code. When describing our books we tend to intentionally understate the condition. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will cheerfully refund the full amount of your purchase after the book is returned in its original condition. Due to our accurate descriptions, we do not anticipate returns, but we would appreciate knowing within 3 days of your having received your book if you desire to return your purchase.
|as new||pristine, retaining full luster|
|vf – very fine||excellent, no faults, some loss of luster|
|f – fine||no wear or scuffs, perhaps some fading|
|vg – very good||slight wear, small scuffs, tiny tears|
|good||average used book, all intact, normal wear|
|ex-lib||former library book, signs of card removal, stamps, etc.|
POSTAGE – Unless otherwise specified, we will ship all books via Media Mail. It is a bit slower than Priority Mail but also considerably less expensive. Please include $4.00 for each book and $1.00 for each additional book. Priority Mail is available on request. Insurance is available at $1.30 up to $50.00 with an increased rate for higher amounts, total insurance cost upon request. New York residents are required to pay sales tax.
Here are some examples of the books we have available.
We also have many moderately priced books.
Connett, Eugene – RANDOM CASTS – 1939 Derrydale Press, N.Y. 1st Limited Ed. of 1075 numbered copires, -195p-illustrated by Milton Weiler and Ralph Boyer – for those of us who enjoy pursuing the more difficult fish- f. $275.00
Grey, Zane – TALES OF FRESHWATER FISHING -1928 1st Ed.-227p – Grosset & Dunlap, NY-trout salmon and black bass – lots of western fishing-a highly-sougth collectible-professionally repaired rear hinge, sunned cvs o/w vg. $225.00
Holden, Dr. George Parker-THE IDYL OF THE SPLIT BAMBOO – 1920 1st ed.-278p-Stewart Kidd , Cinn. – by far the rarest and most collectible of the rod books -this is a nice copy – L. $400.00
Ingraham, Henry A. – AMERICAN TROUT STREAMS – 1926 Limited to 150 SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES -139p-pp.Angler’s Club, NY-Illust. with 3 maps and 2 b/w plates, printed on hand-made Fabriano paper and bound in green paper covered boards with paper title labels-text is a discussion of the problem confronting anglers in the preservation, management and rehabilitation of American trout waters – a most rare and desirable title – sp. is age age discolored as usual, top edge sl. bumped – light to moderate wear-a vg. copy. $675.00
Keane, Martin – CLASSIC RODS AND RODMAKERS – 1976 1st ed.-246p-Winchester, NY -what Marty doesn’t know about bamboo rods just isn’t worth knowing – cannot keep these books in stock, so if you want one don’t delay-this one SIGNED AND WARMLY INSCRIBED-F+ in f. $475.00
Lamb, Dana-ON TROUT STREAMS AND SALMON RIVERS – 1963 1st limited ed. of 1500 copies-97p-Barre, Mass.-this is Lamb’s first book, written in chaper vignette style-getting very difficult to find-teg-f in sc.. $425.00
Marbury, Mary Orvis-FAVORITE FLIES AND THEIR HISTORIES – 1892 1st ed.-522p-Houghton, Boston-a beautiful copy of an important early classic-there is a brief inscription on the title page, book was an apparent gift to a fisherman in 1930 which only adds to the charm and antiquity-obviously never read cover to cover with many uncut pages-a true collectors copy-for 100 plus years f+-. $700.00
Phair, Charles-ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING – 1937 Derrrydale 1st Limited Ed. of 950 copies-193p-illust. with beautiful color plates by Ogden Pleissner & b/w plates by Robert Nisbet, plus fold out map-one of the most collectible of the Derrydales-teg and elaborate gilt design on green cvs.-two tiny wear spots on back c. o/w f+. $750.00
We are proud to introduce our link to http://.beaverkillpress.com. This website is the home of the spectacular book entitled /Land of Little Rivers by Mac Francis. This book explores our hallowed six major trout rivers in both photographic portrait and rich narrative. It will give all fishermen, new or well experienced, a great appreciation of the Catskills and the richness of our environment and resources.