Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fly of the Month – May 2017 – Two-Tone Stone

FOM May 2017 360x360Fly Tyer: Tim Sickles, J Stockard customer & avid fly tyer

The two-tone stone was devised through trial and error after flipping over a lot of rocks and studying golden stonefly nymphs and Skwala Nymphs. I noticed that while the colors and size of these bugs can really vary, that they almost always have a dark back and lighter colored body, hence the two-tone. I took some inspiration from other proven flies when developing the two-tone, notably Tim Saverese’s knotted leg technique. I’ve found the knotted legs add a little extra movement (and they look cool). Color combinations that I’ve found effective: black/natural hare’s ear (pictured), gold/brown, black on black on black (obviously not two toned). more…

NEW! Anvil USA Fly Tying Scissors

anvil logo1New at J. Stockard, an expanded range of Anvil USA fly tying scissors. Anvil (and its predecessor companies) have been in the shear manufacturing business for over 325 years! All their fly tying scissors are precision machined to provide years of high performance. All these scissors are ice-tempered, feature comfortable vinyl-coated loops and are finished and packaged in the USA. We’re now stocking five different styles that meet a variety of fly tying needs:

Anvil Fine Point 4 1/4" Straight Scissors

Anvil Fine Point 4 1/4″ Straight Scissors

Fine Point 4 1/4″ Straight Scissors
Fine Point 4 1/4″ Curved Scissors

Ultimate 4 1/4″ Straight Scissors
Fine Point 3 1/4″ Straight Scissors
Ultimate Taperizer 4 1/4″ Multi-tooth Scissors


New! AHREX Hooks

53500New at J Stockard! Ahrex Hooks have their roots in the Scandinavian fly-fishing tradition. These anglers and the waters they fish have inspired the company to create hooks made without compromise. Though designed by Scandinavian fly-fishermen, Ahrex hooks are now fished all over the world. Here at J Stockard we are now offering a broad range of Ahrex hooks: more…