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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • How We Organized Our Fishing Rods… DIY Fishing Rod Racks #diy #fishing #rodracks July 16, 2019
    How we organized our fishing rods using three fishing rod racks to store them. One rod rack used paracord and two screws to mount fly rod tubes to the wall of our home office / fishing room. Another rod rack we used was made of wood and mounted to the wall. It costs about $30... […]
  • Quick Fishing Update… Finally Broke The Streak! July 14, 2019
    Fished Lavon last Friday and struck out, then Denison Dam last Saturday and struck out, too! Went to Texoma last Sunday, and struck out again! No chance to fish until this Saturday… finally broke the streak by fishing Stoney Hollow Park Pond using the TFO 6wt Fly Rod and Echo Iion 6/7wt reel. OPST Commando... […]
  • Q&A: How We Fish a Tailrace… Denison Dam Tailrace #denisondam #tailracefishing July 9, 2019
    Answering the mail from a Reader’s question concerning Denison Dam Tailrace and Lake Texoma. Do check it out and do stay till the end for a bonus tip! Also, here is an outline of the info provided in the video for reference. Question 1: Daily limits for Texoma vs. Denison Dam (tailrace) Answer: TPWD 2019... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Texas Tournament Tuesday July 16, 2019
    esCARPment Tournament The esCARPment tournament is in the books, and I am waiting for results from the organizers of that particular contest. While the carp is a perennial piscatorial pariah, we here know the true charms of the fish, and so do the folks at esCARPment and Ethos Fly Rods. Has anyone out there tried […]
  • Monday Morning Sidewalk July 15, 2019
    Shameless product placement highlights this gear review of SIMMS FLY FISHING SHORTS. The post Monday Morning Sidewalk appeared first on Flyfishing in Texas.
  • Tournament Tuesday July 9, 2019
    ESCARPMENT 2019 Escarpment, the Central Texas leg of the Carp Tour 2019, is this Saturday! “Registration is $30 and is open until July 6th; day off registration is $40. We also highly encourage every angler to throw one fly into the hat at registration for a FLY SWAP! ” – from the website. Well … July […]

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

  • Reece’s Fusion Nymph July 18, 2019
    Bob Reece Wire body nymphs sink quickly but their rigid structure produces no added movement. Dubbed nymph bodies provide excellent movement but do not sink quickly and lack durability. Reece’s Fusion nymph combines these elements, allowing it to sink quickly, display enhanced movement and sport excellent durability. Versatility of application and ease of creation are […]
  • If You’re Not Looking For Trout, You’re Missing Out July 17, 2019
    One of the things I always stress to my clients is the importance of always keeping an eye out for trout on the water. The first thing I do when I walk up to a prime piece of trout water, is take a minute or two to scan the water for dark shapes, shadows and […]
  • 5 Reasons Why I use the Uni-Knot for Trout Fishing July 16, 2019
    Why use the Uni-knot? There's plenty of other fishing knots out there that have better knot strength than the Uni-Knot, but that shouldn't be the only factor you look at when you're choosing what knot to use on the water. Reliability, how quick and easy it is to tie, type of rig your fishing, and […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • Fly Fishing 101: Accessorizing July 17, 2019
    A lot of aspiring fly anglers are intimidated by guide’s fly boxes and fly shop pegboard walls. They assume they’ll need dozens of patterns and just as many gizmos to be successful on the water. Truthfully, most fisheries can be approached confidently with only one or two patterns, and all the dangling doohickeys mostly just […]
  • Sight Fishing for Dungeness Crabs June 28, 2019
    Being from the Pacific Northwest, I’ve done my share of crabbing. When I was a kid, crabbing involved baiting traps or ring nets and keeping a watchful eye for thieves. But the Vancouver area has since changed. Between the rapidly sprouting ‘no fishing’ signs and an influx of seafood aficionados, crabbing grounds have gotten pretty […]
  • 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 […]

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • WET FLY SWING - Episode 88 with The Fiberglass Manifesto July 18, 2019
    A few weeks ago, Dave Stewart of Wet Fly Swing caught me at home on a rare weekday morning off for a conversation that lasted well over an hour and we of course covered the bases of fiberglass fly rods, the various makers, why I fish glass but then delved into everything from family, getting […]
  • #TBT - PLACES WITH NO NAMES July 18, 2019
    A couple of friends are out in Wyoming on their annual (it's been going on for a number of years) trip fishing with Rock Creek Anglers and their Facebook postings from the past several days reminded me of my own trip there a few years on a invite from Fly Shop of the Bighorns.  I […]
  • THE MISSION - Issue 16 July 11, 2019
    The latest issue of The Mission is live and if the creative cover image doesn't get you, know that the entire issue is filled with all sorts of goodness.CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader

Fly Fishing Fun!

Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Jul 17, Trip Report - 7-14-19
    Sunday was supposed to be a micro day. Coach and I went to the stream we usually fish for micros. I had expected to catch at least 7 species. Coach expected 10. We each caught 4, and only one was a legitimate micro, the others were various sunfish and a smallmouth bass. The lone real […]
  • Jul 12, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. ZimmerBuilt Sling Lite, Strap Pack and Micro Pack Sling and small accessories packs designed specifically for tenkara anglers. Back in stock. Nissin Tanago Koro High quality, sensitive 5' tanago rod. Back in stock.
  • Jul 9, When curiosity piques...
    .... you can get crazy ideas. Putting them into action however, that’s another story. Needless to say I put my crazy idea into action. My Suntech Kurenai
  • Jul 8, In defense of the long rod
    For any of you debating picking up a long two-handed rod, don’t. Early last year I purchased a Kurenai Long 61, intending to use it on the local rivers

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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