Monthly Archives: December 2018

Fly of the Month – Sallie Verde

Note from J. Stockard: For the cover of our 2019 Catalog we reached out to J Stockard Pro Tyers,  John and Katie Demuth of Kingsport TN, to create a unique fly for us.

Here you have it – The Sallie Verde – our Catalog Cover Star and Fly of the Month for January! John designed and tied the fly; Katie photographed it. You can find the tying instructions below.





J. Stockard Pro Tyers: John and Katie Demuth, Kingsport, TN, find them on Instagram

Fly name: Sallie Verde (Our variation of a Yellow Sally)

The Yellow Sally is a fly we go to when fishing in the small streams of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for native trout. Katie is originally from that area, and spent the summers at her family cabin near those streams. She and John learned to fly fish together on those very streams. more…

Happy Holidays and Here’s to a Wonderful 2019!

All the staff here at J. Stockard, James, Kate, Crystal and the warehouse crew, wish all our followers and friends a wonderful holiday.  We thank you for your support and business throughout 2018 and look forward to serving you in 2019.

Speaking of 2019, our 2019 catalog is in the mail and should arrive shortly. If you just can’t wait, you can find our 2019 eCatalog here right now!

The Botched Job

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

Figure 1: The Anguish of the Botch >

My father taught me that “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” He’d point out that a thing done hurriedly that must be done over costs time rather than saves it. I’d try to alter the axiom to “Anything worth doing is worth doing twice,” but he was not amused.

But over the years of fishing and tying flies, I’ve come up with a corollary proverb he might almost concede: “Anything botched is worth trying out.”