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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

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  • Zebco Slingshot Spinning Combo… It FLOATS! #fishing May 17, 2019
    Here is a snippet from an earlier video when we went kayak fishing at the local lake. Shows the Zebco Slingshot Spinning Rod and Reel that we discovered by accident that it floats handle up! Lost two rods way back when while kayak fishing, replaced them with these two rods… have not lost them since! […]
  • Micro Fly Rod and Another Near Deere Give Away! #microfishing May 11, 2019
    Alrighty, getting questions about the micro fly rods we use as well as another Near Deere Give Away! This round we show four Micro Fly Rods: Telescoping Micro Fly Rod A variation of the Telescoping Micro Fly Rod Wine Cork Handle Micro Fly Rod And, Two Piece Micro Fly Rod And then, we end with... […]
  • Q&A… fishing with spinning gear? #lakelavon #tailrace May 11, 2019
    Always happy to answer questions from Readers of our blog and Viewers on our YouTube Channel. We are not fishing experts nor professionals but will readily offer a suggestion for areas we have fished in the past. Most recent is a question from one of our YouTube Viewers that asks about tips on fishing the... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • LEVEL 5 MONDAY MORNING May 20, 2019
    Monday Morning Sidewalk, and public schools are closing across Oklahoma in preparation for a level 5 tornado threat for the next 24-hours. Oklahoma is just thirty miles from here, so we will again get SOMETHING in the weather category (we have a 5 right now as well), but will probably end up being nothing like […]
  • White Russian Please May 15, 2019
    Check out Slacker Tide’s combination that ties the room together, man! I never am so sure how I come across these things, but it was probably doing a search for “surfer clothing,” or “fly fishing shirts” that lead to a website that was twelve-gauge double-barrel fun! Slacker Tide is one of those places where wild […]
  • Monday Morning Bleeds Into Night May 14, 2019
    Monday Morning drives into the night. It only proves I got nothin’. I mean what can I say? It rains for six days straight last Sunday to this past Saturday, and clears just in time? For Mother’s Day? The fish Gods have been especially cruel this spring. Tune in Wednesday for Wild Art Wednesday. I […]

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 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
  • Rockport Fishing Report – April 16th April 17, 2019
    Week number two of April is in the books. So we are updating our Rockport Fishing Report. Here is a little recap of what we have seen the past few days on the Texas flats, and what we expect for the coming week. Spring fishing is here in full force. So this is a

Fly Fishing Blogs

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  • How Pebble Mine Hurts America: Action Required by June 30th May 20, 2019
    By Dan Frasier We have until June 30th 2019 to speak out against the Pebble Mine and for America. We live in a particularly divisive world these days. Issues that used to be fodder for spirited conversation amongst friends and family now create permanent rifts; dividing and alienating people from each other. So it’s rare […]
  • Sunday Classic / 3 Reasons Fly Fisherman Should Consider Wearing A Long-Bill Hat May 19, 2019
    When I look at a long-bill hat, images of Ernest Hemingway, swinging wet flies on one of his favorite trout waters pops into my head. Next, I see the silhouette of the legendary fly fisherman and guide, Flip Pallot, with his masculine beard protruding beneath his long bill cap, as he stands on the platform […]
  • Saturday Shoutout / Wade Andros May 18, 2019
    Great shallow water bonefishing on South Andros in the Bahamas. South Andros is my favorite place on Earth. There’s a shocker! One of the things I love about it is all of the great wade fishing opportunities. There’s nothing like stalking bonefish in shallow water, catching them, sometimes, with their backs out of the water. […]

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  • 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 […]
  • Fly Fishing 101: Choosing Your First Rod May 13, 2019
    Choosing your first fly fishing rod can be intimidating. Fly rods aren’t cheap, so pressure to make the right purchase often deters new anglers. Rod manufacturers add new models to their lineup faster than Victoria Secret comes out with bra styles, causing potential customers to question what was wrong with the company’s previous versions. Factor […]
  • Fly Fishing 101: Your Fly Shop and You May 13, 2019
    I get a lot of messages from people who want to get into fly fishing but don’t know where to start. Most ask for book and fly rod recommendations, but fail to mention where they live or, more importantly, what they’d like to fish for. My response is always the same: start at the fish, […]

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  • DESERT BUFFET - Bass & Bluegill Action May 18, 2019
     Gilbert Rowley's The Buffet Series continues a few minutes of warmwater goodness from the desert. Follow Capture Adventure Media on YouTube and Instagram.Subscribe in a reader
  • ORVIS - Fly Fishing 101 Clinics May 18, 2019
    Have you always wanted to learn how to fly fish or maybe you know someone who has?  It's spring and across 43 states the Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Clinics are getting started.  This is a great first exposure to fly fishing with instruction, knots, casting lessons and more.I sure wish that twenty some-odd years ago […]
  • SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE FLY - No. 31 May 17, 2019
    The switch on the latest issue of Southern Culture on the Fly was flipped live earlier this week and the cover photo of an inked up and self-shaved head of Mr. Grossman says it all.  The "Outlaw" issue is here.  I can relate to (and appreciate) those permit tear drops...CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader

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  • May 1, Another Weir Story rising water big mullet and shattered rod
    This is another weir story I will try to make it the last one although some of the readers of this great blog site may find it interesting. I went down
  • May 1, Best Aussie Bass
    I was fishing the local weir a few weeks back catching a few smallish fish (a kind of long sardine best describes them) that I target occasionally which
  • Apr 30, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Nissin 450ZX Medium The same reach as most honryu tenkara rods, 4m - 4.5m zoom, at an attractive price. Back in stock. Nissin Kyogi BX21 and BX15 The best carp rods I've found (particularly the 21). Back in stock. Daiwa Keiryu-X 24 Relatively stiff, surprisingly capable […]
  • Apr 20, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Sunline Visible Free Line Bright white nylon line. Easy for you to see, hard for the fish to see. New item.

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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