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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • Blue River Trout Fishing and KFC Buffet… Doesn’t Get Any Better! March 18, 2019
    Made the run to Oklahoma this weekend to fish the Blue River! Trout stocking season is winding down, so decided to make a trip and try our luck. Was a tough go with murky waters but our fishing partner caught four but only kept three trout; all were caught on ultralight spinning gear and using... […]
  • Day After TRWD Flyfest – Fishing the Lane! #trwdflyfest March 15, 2019
    Had a fun time at TRWD Flyfest 2019; went back the following day. Lots of fishermen, lots of opportunity, but did not land an trout. Did lose three on the line, and saw lots more in the river as well as on other people’s lines but for your’s truly it was a strikeout. No worries…... […]
  • Field Team Updates – March 11 – 12, 2019 March 13, 2019
    Updates from the Team on our latest happenings. Monday and Tuesday were both non-fishing days but still winners for the Team. Monday repairs to the little pickup were completed after a fender bender last month… luckily no one was hurt plus yours truly was not at fault. Repairs and rental were paid for by someone... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

    Sand Bass bellies are growling, and other instincts are warming up as well – this the last Monday Morning Sidewalk of winter 18-19! I teased forward last week to this Wednesday’s first installment of Tournament Wednesday, where we try (with very, very little help) to go around the horn and cover all the fly fishing […]
  • Monday Morning Sidewalk March 11, 2019
    Another Bloody Monday Is there any other kind? That Saturday night time change was a massacre. Saturday itself, was a day to remember — so far in this grey bleak year. I heard one of the talkingweatherheads say that we had two – that’s TWO – days of sunshine in February. Everybody I know has […]
  • Wild Art Wednesday March 7, 2019
    Typewriters make a statement on Wild Art Wednesday. The post Wild Art Wednesday appeared first on Flyfishing in Texas.

RSS TFF Fishing Reports

  • 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 […]
  • FW: New Post: Lampasas River Puts Out February 17, 2019
      News from the river, the Lampasas River! Lampasas River Puts Out [by Jaybonnett] Had an awesome 3 hours on the river yesterday afternoon. It was very muddy putting in and chilly to say the least but, the whites were ready and willing to feed my family. https://youtu.be/bc-XcTIZjZM   Retrieved from http://texasfishingforum.com/forums

RSS Fly Fish Rockport

  • Texas Coast Fly Fishing Report – March 18th March 18, 2019
    Here is your Texas Coast fly fishing report for Rockport, Texas and the waters surrounding. Week one of Spring Break is in the books, and all was pretty mellow. The upcoming week is another Spring Break week, but far more calm typically. So not much to worry about there. But we will fill you
  • Southwest Texas Fly Fishing Report – March 8 March 9, 2019
    Here is the first fly fishing report for the flats near Rockport and the Southwest Texas Coast. We will fill you in on what we've been seeing this past week, and make our predictions for what you can expect for the week to come. Spring is here... well, sorta. But where is our Spring
  • Troutfest 2019 Wrap Up March 3, 2019
    We are now a good week or so removed from trip up to GRTU's Troutfest. This was the first year that we have been able to exhibit, or even attend, the event up there. But Capt. Phil, having formerly been one of the organizers of the entire event, kept insisting that Fly Fish Rockport

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • A Short Quick Cast March 20, 2019
    By Bruce Chard MANY FLY ANGLERS THINK, IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE SALT, YOU NEED TO HAVE A GREAT DISTANCE CAST. That can be true on a calm day when all fly anglers struggle to add another 5-10ft on their cast. But in reality the anglers that can get the fly where it […]
  • Shrimp Part 2: Cannula Shrimp March 19, 2019
    By Herman deGala This fly came about because I was changing out my cannula for my oxygen when I noticed that it looked like a shrimp. At the time I was also working out a grass shrimp pattern that a friend had asked me to take a look at for those double digit o’io(bonefish) from […]
  • 3 Dynamite 4 Weight Rods for Small Stream Fly-Fishing March 18, 2019
    By Louis Cahill Spring is right around the corner and that means trout fishing on small streams, but what’s the best fly rod for the job? It’s been a really wet winter here in the Southeast and it shows no sign of drying up any time soon. That’s ok, I’ll always take the rain and, […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • We Have To Go… November 20, 2017
    It was a Rubik’s cube of calendars; a six-sided complex puzzle and I’d become a major part of the scramble. Matt Jennings from Fishing BC was trying to organize a fishing trip between me, Katy Watson of Northern Outback Adventures, photographer Jeremy Koreski, videographer Brandon Kelly, a helicopter pilot and, of course, the fish themselves. […]
  • Queens of the Desert November 1, 2017
    I don’t know why I was so surprised to hear Dubai has good fishing. For years I assumed the city to be a major dustbowl of wealth, high-rises, restrictions, and layovers — a pretty ignorant depiction coming from a girl who’d only ever experienced Dubai’s international airport (which is, admittedly, rather impressive). I’d flown through […]
  • Exmouth on the Fly July 7, 2017
    It was four years, one marriage, a shit-ton of paperwork, and an unhealthy amount of saltwater fishing earlier when I replaced winter steelhead with marlin; white snow soon to be forgotten by pale yellow sand. Splitting my life between both countries — a “summer chaser” as they called me — I had the best of […]

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • FLY FUSION - Cast Like A Pro: #1 The Basic Cast March 18, 2019
    Fly Fusion, in collaboration with Scientific Anglers, has launched a ten part fly casting video series with field editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards.  Click PLAY on episode one which covers the basics of fly casting and look for future episodes to be shared here in the coming days and weeks. Need a […]
  • GUIDING FOR THE FUTURE March 18, 2019
    Calling all Montana guides and outfitters who are interested in taking their knowledge and services to a new level with the completion of the Guiding for the Future course which begins it's first session next month. Guiding for the Future has been created by the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana with a focus on the core […]
  • GRAYWOLF RODS - McFarland Rods Yellow Glass 7'6" Spinning Rod March 16, 2019
    After a couple of decades really being a "Fly Only" kind of guy, lately I've seen where a spinning rod would be helpful to have around and asked Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods if he could talk Mike McFarland of McFarland Rods into rolling a medium heavy spinning rod blank.  It took some work to […]

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Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Mar 19, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Daiwa Kiyose 43M-Y Replaces the discontinued 43M. They just came in and I haven't had time to compare them. I suspect only modest changes, which would make them a very capable rod for the money. New Item. Daiwa Keiryu-X 24 The shortest of the Keiryu-X rods. […]
  • Mar 8, Little Presents Fishing Gloves
    Little Presents Fishing Gloves provide warmth in the winter and sun protection in the summer. Fingertips are free for knot tying. The gloves are spandex (58% nylon, 37% polyester and 5% polyurethane) and are one-size-fits-all. They are available in olive and black, and come with a non-skid palm.
  • Mar 6, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Wader Gaiters The gaiters protect your waders from thorns (and your own flies) and provide insulation for wet wading. Back in stock.
  • Feb 27, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Daiwa Master Tenkara L LL36 Level line rod that is awesome (if you have good form). Back in stock. Micro Snap Swivels Although not critical when fishing a Daiwa .4g Vega spoon with a tenkara rod, they do allow the lure to wobble more freely. Back […]

RSS Tenkara USA

  • mounTEN: Issue Six, March 2019
    Welcome to the sixth issue of Tenkara USA’s official monthly ezine, covering the best stories on the tenkara method of fly-fishing. mounTEN brings forth content created by Tenkara USA over the last 10 years in a fun-to-read format. This month features thoughts on simplicity, information on our Tenkara Summit, a story by TJ Ferreira, an […]
  • UPDATE: EU Shipments
    We received word that the fulfillment center we have worked with in the UK for the past 10 years to fulfill orders in the European Union is closing doors and leaving the UK. Going forward all orders going to the UK and European Union countries will be shipped from our warehouse in the US. Unfortunately […]
  • mounTEN: Issue Five, February 2019
    Welcome to the fifth issue of Tenkara USA’s official monthly ezine, covering the best stories on the tenkara method of fly-fishing. mounTEN brings forth content created by Tenkara USA over the last 10 years in a fun-to-read format. This month features an article on our first video, the “one-fly” philosophy, a story on Mr. Katsutoshi […]

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