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Announcing! New FASTER! 2 to 4 Day Shipping

You asked for faster shipping and we listened! We’ve just launched a new delivery option that we’re dubbing FASTER! Priced at just $6, our FASTER! service will arrive at your doorstep in 2 to 4 business days after leaving our warehouse.

For example, if you live in Pennsylvania and order on Tuesday, you can expect to get your order on Friday, and sometimes sooner. You’ll get the same service for all of New England and most of New York, Florida and California, too! In most cases, your order will be delivered via the USPS First Class or Priority Mail.

You can still take advantage of our low-cost ECONOMY service which is free on any order over $100 and $5 for all other orders. And, for those in need of super fast delivery we continue to offer premium expedited services like Next Day.

To get the details on all our shipping options go here. And, you can see state by state (continental US only) delivery estimates for our new FASTER! service here:

Fly of the Month – Guide’s Choice Pheasant Tail

Fly of the Month by J. Stockard Pro Tyer: Justin Aldrich, Haversham Co. GA, find Justin on Instagram and YouTube.

The Guides Choice series of Fly has a reputation that can easily compete with any of the old tried and true patterns. (Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ears, and of course classic Spyder Wets for examples.)

It’s a pattern that has been done to death, understandably, and can be made to tie as easy or difficult as you choose without sacrificing production on the water if you need a quicker tie.
On a side note, it’s often I tie and fish these without a dubbed Thorax or a Flashback Wingcase. If I do this, I always use a piece of tiny flash to rib the body and wire to secure the flash. But it’s just as effective and saves massive amounts of time on the vise.

Dead drifted, Dry Dropped, Swung, Swam, Jigged, twitched, all ways to fish the Guide’s Choice series of Fly all because of the materials used.

It’s combined ingredients spell disaster for Trout. Here is my version tied with Pheasant Tail as the body instead of Hares Ear dubbing. 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!