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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • Guadalupana Does Well Again On Bass! April 21, 2019
    Fly fishing for bass at a local pond using the Guadalupana. Did well last round; same held true this round! Bass were in their beds or cruising the shallows. Also, caught several Bluegill. Did try a popper but the Bass were not interested. Also, Bass on their beds were selective or better yet “picky” when... […]
  • Quick Tie Guadalupana #flytying #guadalupana April 20, 2019
    Here is a quick tie demo of how we tie the Guadalupana. Uses minimal material, and is simple to tie. Works on trout, bass, and bluegill. Do give it a try, and do keep guessing on our Fishing Fly Give Away of two Guadalupana fishing flies. One tied with a Palmer Hackle. Other with a... […]
  • DIY Tube Popper Fly #flytying #popper April 16, 2019
    Finally got the video edited… it’s the DIY Tube Popper Fly that we used the other day at Stoney Hollow Pond. The version we used at the pond was painted yellow. These are painted white. (This one is a variant of an earlier one we tied… Tube Popper Fly). Also, used the Mini-Balsa Wood Lathe... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Rockport Art Fest 2019 April 24, 2019
    Wild Art Wednesday. Rockport Art Fest in the weekly fly fishing art spotlight. The post Rockport Art Fest 2019 appeared first on Flyfishing in Texas.
  • Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival April 23, 2019
    Festivus For The Rest of Us Athens Fly Fishing Festival & Challenge 2019 Johnny Martinez sums up the tournament he created this way, “I call the event a Festival because I am trying to make more than a tournament,  with demos, instruction, fly tying and casting instruction. We also hold a casting contest as well […]
  • LoCo Trash Bash Second Annual Event Austin Texas April 23, 2019
    Clean up the Lower Colorado River in Texas. An environmental event. The post LoCo Trash Bash Second Annual Event Austin Texas 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

  • 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
  • Rockport Fishing Report – April 10th April 11, 2019
    Here is your second Rockport fishing report for the month of April. It's finally feeling like Spring around here. April has not disappointed, for those out here on the Texas flats. The weather has improved. The fishing is improving. And all things are looking up for the month of April. The past week or
  • Rockport Fly Fishing Report – April 2nd April 3, 2019
    Welcome to your first Rockport fishing report for the month of April. March ended on a little bit of a high note... for the most part. Hopefully April will finally warm up a bit more for us and kick the Spring fishing into high gear. But for now, this Rockport fishing report will cover

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • If It Looks Offensive, Fish It! April 24, 2019
    By Justin Pickett Does a trout fly have to "be something?" I was once approached by a man on a local stream after I had brought a nice male Rainbow Trout to the net, and immediately he asked the age old question, “What'd he eat?” I removed the fly from the trout's kyped jaw and […]
  • Catching Air April 23, 2019
    By: Alice Tesar My outdoor gear is always put to the test when I take it for a spin with my toddler. Recently my partner and I were fishing with him at a local spot that has a wide rocky bend. We let him play around, eat a few rocks, and investigate sunbathing snakes while […]
  • Situational Awareness and Flats Fishing April 22, 2019
    Fly-fishing saltwater flats requires many specialized skills, but none are as important as situational awareness. Trout anglers revel in taking their time, analyzing the feeding patterns of fish and planning a successful presentation. That’s a luxury saltwater anglers can’t often afford. Things happen quickly on the flats, and it’s the prepared angler who catches fish.  […]

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

  • John Muir - The Godfather of Conservation April 22, 2019
    Over the weekend artist Paul Puckett posted a sketch of John Muir on his social media and it was perfect timing, not only since Earth Day is today but also since my family and I were wrapping up a spring break road trip that took us from San Fransisco, California on an over 2,000 mile […]
  • HOWLER BROTHERS - Los Hermanos de Howler April 22, 2019
    Here's some feel good vibes for your Monday morning from the peeps at Howler Brothers.  Have you checked out the Spring 2019 Collection yet?  You should if you haven't.  Remember to use discount code "TFM2019" for 20% off your Howler Brothers order. Subscribe in a reader
  • THROWBACK THURSDAY - THE LADDER DIARIES April 18, 2019
    With destination fly fishing and media, it seems that there are cycles where all you'll hear, read and see highlights a particular place and then it goes fairly quiet only to refresh sometime later with everyone going back to that place and again talking about it again.  After several years of only it only being […]

Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • 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.
  • Apr 11, Dragonfly and Damselfly Fun
    Readers of this blog may recall that I wrote an article some months back about tying a simple blue damselfly. I was motivated to try this pattern after
  • Apr 4, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Little Presents Fishing Gloves One-size-fits-all gloves that leave the tips of your thumb, index finger and middle finger bare so you can tie knots. Back in stock. Little Presents Fingerless Gloves Very similar to the Fishing Gloves, but each finger extends only to your first knuckle. […]
  • Mar 29, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Nissin Flying Dragon 530 Carp rod that collapses to convenient 22" length. Back in stock. Daiwa Figure 8 Tool Best combo knot tyer - hook holder you will find! Back in stock. Owner Mainstream Tenkara Hooks Want a legitimate "tenkara" hook that has an eye? This […]

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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