Category Archives: J. Stockard Fly Fishing News

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…

Share Your Passion For Fly Fishing & Fly Tying

recruiting all bloggersAt J. Stockard, we are always on the lookout for fly fishers, fly tyers and fly fishing guides to join our guest blogger program. Do you want to share your passion? You can write about –

Fly Tying
We’d like to hear about your ‘go-to’ fly, why and where you fish it. Share information about your most useful fly tying materials, supplies and tools, whether they be old stand-by’s or the latest innovation. Provide detailed patterns for flies you developed, either entirely new creations or variations on tried and true patterns. more…

J. Stockard and TU – Partners in Conservation

tu business 2Guest Blogger: Walt Gasson, Director, TU Endorsed Businesses
It’s fall – the absolute best time of the year here in Wyoming. The nights are crisp and the days are warm. The aspen are brilliant gold. The elk are bugling, the brook trout are already spawning and the browns won’t be far behind. It’s simply a splendid time to be out on the water.

We love fall fishing in the west. We suffer through winter cold and ice in the guides, we exult in that brief interval before peak runoff blows our streams out, then settle into the summer fishing – dries early on, then terrestrials. We might even swing a few streamers now and then – actually quite a bit. By this time, we’re sun-browned and sure of ourselves, any early season doubts about gear or jitters about fly selection are way behind us. We’re fly anglers. Not perfect, but competent and improving. more…