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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…

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…