We are a group of avid fisherman who enjoy fishing and fishing related things. We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.

Over the years, the name has been shortened from COAF Field Team to Field Team and our members have shrunk. We started with five members, shrunk to one, and then added a four-legged member - Charlie the #maltesepuppy!

It is our hope to keep bringing fishing news and fishing things of interest to our Readers and YouTube Viewers. Thank you for stopping by and do check back at all our venues - YouTube, Blog, and this website for the latest happenings from the Team!

Till then, "Good Luck and Good Fishing"!

Playlist from our YouTube Channel of pond fishing trips in 2019. Do check back as we update with more trips during the year!

PS: The sections below provide fishing news, tips, suggestions, and articles that offer a wealth of information to Readers interested in fishing!

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Stocker Trout Fishing Magazine

...was a startup effort by the Field Team to attain a bucket list goal - publish a fishing magazine!

One hard-copy issue was printed for posterity and an online version made available to our Supporters!

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COAF Field Team - YouTube Channel

As a picture is worth a thousand words, video is worth so much more in capturing those moments while in the field doing what we like best... fishing!

Do check out our YouTube Channel to see what we have been up to! Be it fishing, enjoying great times when not fishing, or even taking a break in the day job with a little ukulele time!

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Online Fishing Articles on HubPages

Fishing articles published by the Field Team and hosted online by HubPages.

Includes useful tips and suggestions on fly fishing, kayak fishing, fly tying, and other fishing related activities.

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Texas and Oklahoma - Fishing Reports

RSS COAF Field Team

  • Tandem Rigged Streamer and Midge Worked Again…! #flyfishing #blueriver November 17, 2019
    Made it to the Blue River in Oklahoma Saturday. Had a great time. Water was clear and fish were active and once we figured out the pattern… able to get them on our stringer! Started with a Tandem Rigged Near Deere and John Deere; same setup that did well last Sunday. Unfortunately, was not the... […]
  • How We Tie the John Deere Fishing Fly #flyfishing November 14, 2019
    Here is the fishing fly that we used in a Tandem Rig when fishing the Blue River in Oklahoma Sunday. Had struck out Saturday but came back Sunday and managed to out five trout on the stringer. Had a couple that went for a Tandem Rigged Near Deere with trailing Rainbow Warrior, else it was... […]
  • Blue River Trout Fishing This Weekend! #flyfishing #johndeere #fishingfly November 12, 2019
    Was a fun weekend trout fishing on the Blue River in Oklahoma! Recent rains made it tough Saturday with trout caught mainly using bait. Of note were Salmon Eggs and PowerBait. The Team tried their luck with fishing flies, Power Worms, Mouse Tails, and Salmon Eggs. Unfortunately, it was a strike out. Still had a... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Orvis Fort Worth Grand Opening November 15, 2019
    I don’t have much information for some reason, but the new ORVIS FORT WORTH is celebrating their grand opening this weekend. Just the smidge of activity related to the event has drawn some attention to my long held belief that Orvis has done a fantastic job of rebranding itself in this decade. If you are […]
  • Monday Morning November 11, 2019
    You know, fly fishing is such a positive and usually uplifting experience – isn’t it? The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. I would hate to besmirch it beneath my shadow of dark times, and potentially have any negativity seep into the bright fun and excitement of fly fishing. So, I am going to […]
  • Port Mansfield Preface November 6, 2019
    Some stories have been so big over the years that I struggle to get them out. The effort, the exhaustion after it’s done and time goes by … some of them never make the light of day. Port Mansfield is just such a story, but this time we’re going to get it done. The truth […]

RSS TFF Fishing Reports

  • Texoma on Sunday afternoon May 14, 2019
    Liking this report from Texoma!   Texoma on Sunday afternoon [by didja getny] I went to Texoma yesterday afternoon. Put in at the dam and scouted for at least an hour before I found fish. But when I found them it was on! First school I found was 6" dinks. After they cruised by they […]
  • Bank Fishing Lake Buchanan February 24, 2019
    Lake Buchanan Tips…   Re: Bank Fishing Lake Buchanan [by Gypsy Bass] The what a burger and Walgreens off marsh and nw highway park there and walk towrds the bridges under the bridges There are bass and Croppie just be careful there is a lot of stick ups there and you will get hung up […]
  • Perdenales white bass run February 24, 2019
      Report on the Perdenales!   Re: Perdenales white bass run [by ingvar3000] sws210, the lake is a bit above pool right now, so all the river structure is under water. I think if you find the spots where the channel is choked down to a narrower width you could do okay. Otherwise the usual […]

RSS Fly Fish Rockport

  • Rockport Fishing Report – November 11th November 12, 2019
    Part way through November, and time for a new Rockport fishing report. Our Fall fishing season has been flying by so far. But we still have a good bit of prime time fishing yet to come. So we will fill you in here on what we've been seeing out there every day, and what we
  • Rockport Fishing Report – October 27th October 28, 2019
    Another week in the books here, and time for an updated Rockport fishing report. As we close out the month of October, the fishing continues to get better and better down here on the flats of Southwest Texas. The trend should continue as we move on into November and the remainder of our Fall. It
  • Rockport Fishing Report – October 18th October 19, 2019
    Here is your updated Rockport fishing report, just in time for the weekend. We will fill you in on what we've seen out on the Texas flats this past week. Also, what we expect to see the coming days. Looks like Fall fishing is finally here on the flats of Texas. After a few more

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • Expressionist Brown November 19, 2019
    Study the stream bed, brown and green. Through ripples and reflections, we find rocks and wood, maybe a shining piece of metal someone has left behind. Even the flash of a flake of mica in the sand, no bigger than a fishes scale. How is it that we miss the trout. Gliding above the mud […]
  • Split-Shot Placement For Your Tandem Nymph Rigs November 18, 2019
    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD NYMPH FISHERMAN AND A POOR NYMPH FISHERMAN IS KNOWING WHEN TO ADD ONE MORE SPLIT-SHOT TO YOUR RIG"? If your nymphs aren't getting down in the strike zone, you're going to be missing a lot of bites. I know this sounds super obvious, but […]
  • Treat your sunglasses as though your vision depends upon them November 17, 2019
    YOUR ROD, REEL AND LINE MAY BE THE ONLY PIECES OF GEAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR SUNGLASSES. On most days I'd rather have the wrong fly than the wrong glasses. They are not only crucial for sight fishing and reading water but make wading safer and the whole fishing experience more pleasant. A good pair […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • Vlog: 3 Tricks to Help Get Your Fly or Lure Unstuck From a Snag October 4, 2019
    Three easy tricks to get your next snag unstuck! Read more › The post Vlog: 3 Tricks to Help Get Your Fly or Lure Unstuck From a Snag appeared first on April Vokey.
  • On-the-Water Fishing Gear Modifications October 4, 2019
    Figuring out how to strategically target fish: the ideal presentation for the current, the best cast to get around structure, and which fly, lure, or bait is most likely to get eaten captivates fishermen. But one of the less discussed aspects of fishing often happens away from the tying bench and tackle shop. Creative anglers […]
  • Vlog: Super Easy Over the Fire Cedar Plank Salmon October 4, 2019
    I stumbled across some old footage that I thought might be a tasty distraction while I'm working on these upcoming fishing vlogs. Read more › The post Vlog: Super Easy Over the Fire Cedar Plank Salmon appeared first on April Vokey.

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • "What Have You Learned about Fly Fishing in the Last Five Years?" November 15, 2019
    The other day I was listening to the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast and Tom Rosenbauer was interviewing Joe Humphreys early into their banter back and forth, Tom asked a question that struck a cord in my brain.  I am paraphrasing a bit but he asked, "What have your learned about fly fishing in the last […]
  • SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE FLY - Issue 33 November 15, 2019
    Eight glorious years of fishy shenanigans and the boys of Southern Culture on the Fly still deliver a fresh take on fly fishing the south and beyond.  Issue 33 does not disappoint. Take an extended coffee break this morning and enjoy a flip through.CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader
  • CATCH MAGAZINE - Veterans Day Special Edition November 11, 2019
    For no reason at all I have gotten away from tipping readers off on new issues of Catch Magazine and today's Veterans Day Special Edition is a great reminder that I should get back into the groove.Take a moment and enjoy this issue which starts by chronicling a trip with a group of Veterans on […]

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Tenkara Anyone?

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  • Nov 18, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Nissin Tenkara Mini Two new lengths: 270 and 360. Same collapsed length (under 10") as the 320. The most compact tenkara rods to come out of Japan. 320 back in stock, 270 and 360 new items. Nissin Zerosum 6:4 450 Honryu tenkara length in a soft, […]
  • Nov 14, My New Keiryu Rod
    I have been fly fishing and fly tying for over 35 yrs. In 2011 I read a Tenkara article written by Yvon Chouinard. This article inspired me to purchase
  • Nov 14, Fishing With Kids - Gyotaku
    I fish with my 9 year old niece quite often. She enjoys making Japanese Fish Prints(Gyotaku) from special fish she has caught. There are plenty of DIY
  • Nov 12, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Suntech Fine Power NP56 and NP66 Two of the nicest keiryu rods you will ever find. Back in stock. Suntech FMX Keiryu stiff 45 and 54 Keiryu rods that are considerably nicer than the Nissin 450 or 540ZX. Back in stock. Nissin Flying Dragon 530 and […]

RSS Tenkara USA

  • New product release – 10 years
    We don’t release new products very often, but when we do it is because we think they need to be out there. I hope you will enjoy the offerings below. 10th Anniversary Ebisu, $175 The classic Tenkara USA rod, Ebisu, improved and released as a limited 10th anniversary edition. Imported. ADD TO CART Water bottles, […]
  • Tenkara Summit 2019
    The 2019 Tenkara Summit, which celebrated our 10th anniversary is now behind us. It was a blast of an event. In the coming days we will try putting out more videos of the presentations, but here is a quick compilation of the event. Thank you all who came, but also all of you who couldn’t […]
  • Looking back at 10 years of Tenkara
    Today we celebrate 10 years of building Tenkara USA and sharing tenkara outside of Japan. It is an incredible milestone, and this journey has been filled with incredible experiences, milestones we never could have predicted, and a lot of hard work to accomplish all of that. And, of course we wouldn’t be here today without […]

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