With tens of thousands of customers around the US and the globe, we are hoping to encourage many of you and all other fly tyers to tie up one of your best patterns and submit it for judging by our panel of J. Stockard Pro Tyers!

For inspiration, see our 2022 Winner, Wes Penny's Deer Hair Dragon with Articulated Head.

Our Pros will select the 'BEST FLY', plus second and third place winners and five honorable mentions. Prizes will be in the form of Gift Certificates that you can use online at J. Stockard.




Second Place


Third Place


Honorable Mention (5 winners)




  1. Tie up your best fly. (Only one fly may be submitted by each tyer.)
  2. Take a picture of your fly. Remember, picture quality matters.
  3. Post your photo on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #jstockardfly2023. and email it to service@jsflyfishing.com, as well!
  4. Primary criterion for winning will be a well tied fly; creativity, innovation and photography all count, too!
  5. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you can find out who wins.
  6. The last day for fly submissions is December 1.
  7. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 12.
  8. Gift Certificates will be issued by December 15 and will be valid until December 31, 2023. They are good on a single order and are not transferable.
  9. By entering, you grant J. Stockard perpetual permission to use any submitted photo for any business purpose, including marketing, web content, social media, etc.
  10. J. Stockard Pro Tyers are not eligible to enter the contest.

 Go ahead and get tying! We are excited to see your submissions.