Category Archives: J. Stockard Fly Fishing News

Meet Our Pro Tyers

We are pleased to announce the formation of the J. Stockard Fly Fishing Pro Tyer Team. Our Pro Tyers are passionate about fly tying and are recognized as among the most talented and creative in the sport. You can find our team members teaching fly tying at local events and clubs like TU and FFF and appearing at regional and national fishing shows. They are all active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Read all about them now at our website and join us in welcoming them to the J Stockard Team!

Celebrate Our 3rd Anniversary w/ Free Shipping

It’s hard for us to believe that it’s been three years since we launched our blog, Thoughts On The Fly. Since then we’ve had hundreds of thousands of readers, developed a solid core of regular followers and published over 300 blog posts that offer handy fly tying and fishing tips, provide inspiration for our sport and celebrate the ‘fly fishing life’.

We are especially grateful to our solid core of guest bloggers, who give of their time and talent to make our blog a success.

To celebrate our anniversary we are offering all our readers Free US Shipping now through Friday, June 23. To qualify, shop online and insert promo code blogfs3 at checkout. You’ll get free economy shipping or save $5 on any international or upgraded shipping method. (One code per customer, not valid on previous orders, cannot be combined with other promo codes, expires 6/23/17.)

Shop now and get your free shipping, And, while you’re at it, why not consider becoming one of our guest bloggers. You can find out all about it here.

Here’s to another great year of blogging!

Twenty Years of Women Fly Fishing

Guest Bloggbookcover076 20 YEARSer: Mary S. Kuss

I started fishing at age 6 and fly fishing at age 15. That was a long time ago, longer than I care to think about sometimes. My fly fishing mentors were men. So were virtually all of my fishing friends over the years. As much as I’d always enjoyed trips and outings with my male fishing buddies, it gradually occurred to me that it might be nice to have some women fishing pals. I decided to try to make that happen.
I called around to all the fly shops and Trout Unlimited chapters within a reasonable drive of my home outside Philadelphia, and asked if they had any customers, family members or friends who might be interested in a women’s fly fishing club. In January of 1996 we had our organizational meeting in Media, PA. Nine women attended, and we were off and running. more…