J. Stockard Fly Fishing Blog

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Do You See What I See?

Guest Blogger: Allen Bell, republished from the Aguabonita Fly Fishers and Southern Sierra Fly Fishers club newsletters.

Clark Fork River, near St Regis

Clark Fork River, near St Regis

This is no doubt a beautiful picture. I have many sunset pictures. I like sunset. Sunset represents many things. This sunset represents a wonderful day of fishing on a great river. I look at this picture and the memories flood back – the fish, the people I’ve come to love, the outings I have gone on. The highlight of this day was a huge foam pad rotating in the biggest back eddy I had ever seen. Hey, why not throw the big Turks Tarantula I was fishing in there. Turned out to be a good idea. The foam immediately exploded and 15 minutes later, I landed a 19” Cuttbow that was so colorful, I thought it had to have been painted. It definitely was the fish of the week for me; that is one fish that I will never forget. more…

A Picker At Heart

fiberglassFrom Guest Blogger: Jeff Price

No, not that type of picker!  Have you ever seen the show American Pickers?  I have, and I am a big fan.  Why?  Because I like the idea of rooting around trying to find something that no one has seen for quite a while and rescuing it, preserving it for others to enjoy.  My degree is in history.  As far back as I can remember, I have always loved history.  I always wanted to be an archaeologist because… well… let’s face it, I wanted to be Indiana Jones (still do, sometimes).  Later I came to realize that the idea of finding something and holding it for the first time in hundreds of years was thrilling to me. While not hundreds of years old, I feel the same way about vintage fiberglass fly rods. Two years ago, I made the switch to fiberglass rods and I haven’t looked back.

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Get Wholesale Prices On Fly Rod Building

clearance saleNow is the time to get some unbeatable prices on all the items in our fly rod building clearance area. We are discontinuing 2-piece Forecast blanks, all Rainshadow blanks, 2-piece rod tubes and a large variety of guides and other rod building accessories.
Our clearance prices are about 30% off regular retail and, for a limited time only, you can take an extra 25% off our already discounted clearance prices. To qualify, shop online, purchase any discounted item in our rod building clearance, insert promo code rod25 at check-out and 25% will be deducted from our already discounted clearance prices. Offer expires August 25, 2014. Quantities are very limited so shop now!