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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • Fishing Fly Giveaway – Near Deere #flytying June 20, 2019
    Another fishing fly give away of the Near Deere – a favorite pattern of the COAF Field Team! Do check out the video for details and see the links below for more about the Team! PS: Do check out the bonus info, too! The post Fishing Fly Giveaway – Near Deere #flytying appeared first on […]
  • Started Our Fishing YouTube Channel, Again! #coaffieldteam June 18, 2019
    Here is a video that provides an overview of our Fishing YouTube Channel as we re-start our Channel! I am an avid fisherman who supports the City of Allen Fishing Field Team. Or, C-O-A-F Field Team. Formerly a team of five, currently a team of one as others have moved elsewhere. That said, the Team... […]
  • Casting the EmmRod Fly Rod with a Shooting Head or WF Fly Line #emmrod June 9, 2019
    Fished with the EmmRod Fly Rod the other day using the OPST Commando Head that we have on out Echo Ion 4/5 Wt Reel. Was able to cast well and catch a few fish once we made adjustments to our cast. Adjustments made were to the hand hold of the shooting head and the amount... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Game Warden Field Notes – from TPWD June 22, 2019
    Since the wind is howling and the water’s high, I thought you might want something to occupy. These can be pretty funny, but just remember – they’re true!!! The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Bad Exit Plan During the night of May 14, a Fannin County […]
  • Monday Flies By June 18, 2019
    Stuff Happens I was so busy yesterday that I forgot why I was too busy to post the Monday Morning Sidewalk on Time! It was because we were seeing off family to head back to the Bayou City. SO here you go … Monday night lights are on the sidewalk as the sun has set […]
  • Monday Morning Mess on the Sidewalk June 10, 2019
    Good morning once again this fine Monday Morning! My enthusiasm is blinding, isn’t it? What a heck of a storm passed through early yesterday afternoon … suddenly the sky turned green black, and the winds, the winds.Perhaps it was best that I knew about the coming rage because I was off the water, way off, […]

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 – May 22nd May 23, 2019
    A little behind on the Rockport Fishing Report here for the week. So we apologize for that. Been busy around here with lots of boats on the water though. So here we are with your up to the minute report from the flats in Texas. Things continue to be pretty ok around here, fishing
  • Rockport Fishing Report – May 13th May 14, 2019
    Here is your Rockport Fishing Report for the second week of May. Things have been a bit interesting around here since our last report. Lot's of weather, which has been making things a bit challenging for us some days. Maybe a bit more of the same for this weeks report as well. Fishing around
  • Rockport Fishing Report – May 2nd May 3, 2019
    Here is the first Rockport Fishing Report for the month of May. April was a crazy busy month around here and seemed to fly by. The weather was good, fishing was good and things just seemed to cruise along. Now May is here and hopefully there is more of the same to come. So

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • Bonefish VS Redfish June 24, 2019
    By Owen Plair Over 12 years of working in a fly shop and 10 years of guiding for Redfish I have heard the comparison of Redfish and Bonefish more than any species out there.  They are so similar in many ways but also very different. You can target redfish on the coast of the Atlantic […]
  • Sunday Classic / Landlocked Stripers on the Fly June 23, 2019
    IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Time for me to get excited about layering up and getting on one of my local reservoirs for some landlocked stripers on the fly. The fall and winter months are great times for both numbers and big fish if you're willing to battle the cold. Dropping water temperatures get […]
  • Saturday Shoutout / Hook Shots Esox June 22, 2019
    Time to chase some musky, pike and chain pickerel. I was just telling a friend what a cool guy Joe Cermele is and, wouldn’t you know, he pops up on my YouTube feed. That’s just too much coincidence to ignore. I had to share some Hook Shots Videos. If you don’t know the Hook Shots […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • Chironomids: Springtime Stillwater Trout Candy June 8, 2019
    When I was little, my dad and I used to go on an annual fishing trip in British Columbia’s interior. In the excitement leading up to the trip, I polished my Wedding Ring and Willow Leaf spinners before organising them into their designated Plano compartments. As a treat, Mom let me stay up late and […]
  • Fly Fishing 101: Fly Lines May 23, 2019
    I remember the day I set out to buy my first fly line. The experience almost made me give up fly fishing before even starting. I’d been passed down an old 8-weight Shakespeare fly rod, and I was excited to line it up. A nearby town was holding a fishing convention, so I excitedly made […]
  • Fly Fishing 101: Choosing a Reel May 17, 2019
    In the first two installments of Fly Fishing 101, I covered the importance of developing a relationship with your fly shop and choosing your first fly rod. In this segment, we’re going to cover some things you should know about purchasing a fly reel. I’ll admit it: I’m guilty of skipping right past fly reels […]

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • SYNERGY - Glass Rods, Blue Lines, and Native Fish June 24, 2019
    We all have stories on how we started fly fishing and for fellow "Glass Geeks" what led us to pick up a fiberglass fly rod, or circle back to them after years of fishing with graphite.  Bob Mallard's experiences with glass aren't too far from my own (only that I circled back in my 20's) […]
  • The Most Basic Rule of Fishing June 24, 2019
    Take a couple of minutes and enjoy this beautiful story of a son teaching his father how to fly fish. The creator of this film, Peter Corzilius, is a Swift Fly Fishing Ambassador and you can check out his other videos on The Maximum Code YouTube channel.Subscribe in a reader
  • SMITHFLY - The Making of the Upland Scrap Hat June 13, 2019
    The folks at SmithFly are keeping busy on all sorts of new projects and when they're not building out frames and packing up Big Shoals Rafts, they hit the sewing machine to knock out a few of their Upland Scrap Hats.  Take a few minutes to look around the SmithFly website and be sure to […]

Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Jun 24, Seiryu and salmon eggs
    I've been refining the Daiwa X-35 and egg setup a little bit. I'm down to using the smallest slotted strike indicators rather than the Thill ice bobbers.
  • Jun 20, Solid Rod Value
    If you appreciate full-flex rods, and enjoy pursuing small fish in smaller waters, the Nissin Fine Mode Nagare 330 is hard to beat. Made by a Japanese
  • Jun 6, Thank God for Pinfish
    Pinfish are the Florida inshore saltwater equivalent of Green Sunfish-- small, aggressive and plentiful. Anglers looking for lot's of species always let
  • Jun 5, Newbie looking for advice.
    Full disclaimer. When I say newbie I mean never even held a Tenkara rod, but excited and willing to learn. I live in Alaska and I'm trying to find

RSS Tenkara USA

  • 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 […]
  • mounTEN: Issue Seven, April 2019
    Welcome to the seventh 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 a look back at 10 years of sharing tenkara and building Tenkara USA. Enjoy! […]
  • Registrations for the 2019 Tenkara Summit now open!
    This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary! And, we will celebrate in style at the 2019 Tenkara Summit! REGISTER NOW The event registration is $40 and includes a catered lunch plus a bunch of great knowledge! Date: July 27, 2019. More details will be posted at www.tenkarausa.com/summit as we near the date, but here […]

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