Monthly Archives: December 2019

Fly of the Month – CDC and Elk Hair Caddis

by J Stockard Pro Tyer: Luke Stacy, Virginia Beach, VA, find Luke on Instagram

Brief: The CDC and Elk Hair Caddis has been a pattern that has worked exceptionally well for me when the Caddis are coming off strong here in Virginia. I think the combination of the wing profile from the elk hair paired with the “bugginess” the CDC provides in the thorax area makes this fly irresistible to trout. This pattern is fairly easy to tie once you’ve tied a few and I think it is far too effective not to have them in your box. I usually fish this pattern on a nine foot, 6x leader, with a soft hackle or lightly weighted nymph tied on behind it. Give the pattern a shot and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. more…

Looking Forward To The 2020 Tying Season

Our 2020 Catalog is mailing today! So, if you are one of our subscribers, it should be arriving just in time for the 2020 tying season. We’ve been busy adding lots on products. Here’s a preview of some of the exciting new offerings you’ll find in the catalog –

New Hooks from three brands – Like you, we love trying new brands and styles of fly hooks. We are now selling barbless competition hooks from Hanak and a new line of hooks from Umpqua called X-Series, mostly heavy wire, for saltwater big game flies. We also expanded with new styles from Firehole Outdoors which has been very popular since its introduction two years ago.

Fly Tying Materials from Semperfli – This innovative British maker of synthetic materials has developed major improvements in existing products and new concepts in fly tying materials. We’ve been selling their thread for some time and have now added several of their other popular tying materials.

Fly Tying ToolsLoon Outdoors continues to expand its Ergo line of tools, filling out the range they started two years ago. Still in their brand-true yellow and comfortable in the hand, these tools are offered singly or in three convenient kit configurations. Not to be outdone, Umpqua just introduced a range called Dreamstream+ with tyer-pleasing features and smart appearance. And last but not least, our Just Simply line of value-priced tools has had a significant quality upgrade and expansion!

If you just can’t wait to see our 202o Catalog, you can view it right now online!

The crew here at J Stockard hope you all have a wonderful holiday. And, we’re looking forward to serving you all in 2020!

Calling All Fly Tiers

Managing editor of Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is looking for submissions for a revised book called A Fly Fishers Guide to Saltwater Naturals. See the below letter for all of the details. You can also visit their web page that includes a link to the contact information.