The History of Rybovich

The Rybovich story takes the reader from the company’s humble creation to the present-day.

The history of a sport is told in the history of the technology and people that made it. The latest effort by Pat Rybovich brings boat lovers the rags-to-riches story of the Rybovich brand. Crafted from company correspondence, personal interviews, editorial records and personal observation, then illustrated by historic photography, blueprints and family snapshots, the Rybovich story takes the reader from the company's humble creation by Pat's Czechoslovakian immigrant father to the present-day esteem these craft still have among sport-fishing experts. Rybovich's fascinating history is checkered by rum-running exploits, spiced by celebrity encounters and seasoned with the dogged hard work that made this American legend in sport fishing. The collector's edition is $300.