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Skookum,

You really need to share your stories about this influencial archer.  I enjoyed reading about Mr. Rich through you!  Please share your insights for our group here!  BTW....folks....if you get both of Fred's books...you'll be doing yourself a big favor regarding "modern" American archery history; and archery basics in general.   

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I would like to know more about Mr. Rich, know he made arrows for Howard and was a great archer.
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At a field shot in St.Louis …a "Mid-West" championship, the foursome behind mine included Hugh Rich and Roy Hoff (Editor -Archery Mag.) WOW ! I knew Hugh made the arrows in California know as
 " Choice of Champions " ! 
 I was shooting well…altho "Field" was not my game at the time ..I was a "Target" shooter. 
 Hugh took notice at my form and groups. As I waited to shoot… he came up behind me and pulled a arrow from my back quiver . ( We used a "back quiver" for Field…a side quiver for target ) He spun the 
Easton over his thumb nail and finger… carefully inspected the glue line…then the fine "Pin stripes" and cresting . " Who made your arrows ?" 
 " I did !" I replied . "Where do you work? " he ask. I told him I worked for my Uncle George at Archery Sales and Service in Chicago. " Come to work for me ! What do you make?" 
 I told him… " I'll double that ! " 
  Two weeks later, Hugh called and told me to look for my plane ticket in the mail ….he wasn't fooling' around ! Now hear this ! " Jerry,I'm sending $200. cash with the ticket for pocket money for your trip" 
  $200 in 1952 ! That's big bucks ! That's a big man ! 
 
 Hugh and Hazel had me stay with them until I found a room for rent near the shop in Glendale. 
  The 1st. night…sleeping on a "Murphy Bed" … I awoke to the bed shaking and I fell out of bed ! 
          Earthquake !  Welcome to California ,Jerry ! 
 
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1953.....I assume this is you Jerry?

 

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Should have done a search first, as I just found Fred's post with this same picture. 
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Welcome Mr. Amster!
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Jerry, It's good to have you here! I really enjoyed reading how you met Hugh Rich. Did you ever hunt with Hugh?
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I never hunted with Hugh Rich. I shot with him, Roy Hoff (Archery mag.) and the great "Roy Dill " Dill and I became good friends… and he would "light up the store" when he came in "The Archer's Den" in San Diego years later . We were quite a pair ! Dill was 6'6" 
and I am 5'7" ! What a guy !
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Great story Jerry,you should tell some more on here. I ( and I know others) would love to hear them
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Hugh Rich… and his "Choice of Champions" arrows…and why they were. 

 I was 19 when Hugh "stole" me away from "Archery sales and Service…my Uncle Georges store in Chicago . I did all the "Cresting" of the better arrows. In those days, each archer had their own, distinctive "crest" . I had a "knack" of designing a crest… after meeting the archer and talking for a bit, that somehow MATCHED their personality . My choice of color and design please then 90% of the time . Hugh got a kick out of my "gift"! 
* Years later ,I read of scientific studies of matching "color" to "personality". 
   Hugh was a perfectionist ! He would stand (or sit on a tall stool if his back was acting up ) HOUR AFTER HOUR , sorting feathers ! "Tom" turkey feather have a much heavier 
 "Grain" than "Hens" . Within the Toms, he would sort the heavier grain from the lighter feathers. Each set of 12 arrows WOULD HAVE THE SAME WEIGHT OF FEATHERS !  
 Hen feathers were only used on light (spine) arrows or aluminum ! If two "Grey Bar" were used with a white "Cock" feather…that white feather was from a big TOM with heavy grain ! 
 With wood arrows… that "Nock" better be lined up right… so the arrow grain had the stiffest part against the bow ! Who would know? 90% of Hugh's arrows were dipped white or yellow . HUGH WOULD KNOW ! Each arrow had a decal on it : HUGH RICH "

  They were the "CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS "!! 
I am proud I worked for Hugh Rich . 
  Note: Hugh called me just before his death…"I just wanted to hear your voice " 




 
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Jerry, Hugh must have been very meticulous about his arrows. I read that he made arrows for Howard's trip to Africa. Do you have one Hugh's arrows with the decal so we can see it?


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Good stuff!!


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Darren:
Hugh, didn't make Howards arrows for Africa, they were made by Ben Pearson, however they were all shipped to Hugh and he inspected each one of the 1440 arrows and graded them into #1's, #2's and small game arrows. placing a simple crest on each one to denote its grade.
I didn't know Hugh well, but spoke to him several times on the phone and had the pleasure of seeing him inducted into the Hall of fame in Sacramento, Calif. sometime in the late 1970's
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You're right Bob, he inspected Howard's arrows!
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By the way Darren, a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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Thanks Bob, My son drove home to surprise me. We're going to shoot some arrows this morning.
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Hi. I have since found out my grandmother, Joan, was married to Hugh and my mother assisted in the studio on arrows. Wondering if anyone can send me info on pictures of Hugh?

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I have a (rare) photo of Hugh Rich and me ,taken in his front yard in So.Cal. 

 Wanna see it? I can take a picture of the picture if you do. We loved each other…and I did't know that until he called me just before he passed away . " I just wanted to hear your voice ,one more time before I go ." Whew ! Fred wrote what Hugh told him of me ….feelings the quite man never expressed to me . A lesson? Call….don't E Mail… people you love,and tell them how you feel  
before they are gone ! 
 Remember "Old Archers never die… they just lose their QUIVER ! " 

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Here's Jerry's photo (about 1976)—Hugh is on the left; Jerry on the right. -1.jpg 

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This is awesome thanks all.  I heard that Mr. Rich was a great Archer in his own right, like Mr. Dill.  I also read somewhere he was so meticulous he could build arrows with glue and push pins quicker and more accurate than with a jig.  What a man and artist.
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When I would order something from Hugh Rich, he would usually send a little packet of sage with the order and a little note about what I ordered which was pretty cool.  Still have some of the notes.  
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Jerry Amster sent me this email.

I lived in Hugh and Hazel’s Apartment with them When He 1st brought me to Glendale. A really special time ( and people !!) !st. morning . Hugh , in P.J.’s Hugh Proudly wrote: Showed me his Biceps ! Ah HA ! Mine Were BIGGER !: ) Funny memory
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Jerry Amster sent me this email. He's talking about Hugh Rich.

He was a perfectionist I was his “Fletcher & “ Crester “ , A honor for a 18 yr. old . kid ! ( Until I joined the U.S.A.F.

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Pretty neat stuff there Darren.  Jerry sure has a lot of good memories about Hugh Rich.

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