It’s absolutely amazing how much better your home-tied flies look when you can see them as you wrap them. And good lighting is a critical component on the serious fly-tying bench. The best lights we’ve come across are from Alert Stamping in Ohio. We particularly like the FTL130 with the 4-inch magnifier. You can direct the light wherever you need it. Solid base, rechargeable power pack is optional. $65; alertstamping.com.
TROUT Media, the print/digital/and social media arm of Trout Unlimited, is partnering with Angling Trade Magazine to create insightful, honest, reporting and gear review content in the fly-fishing space. Both entities will be sharing various written reviews and videos on their respective platforms going forward. TU will bring reviews by everyday anglers, for everyday anglers, while Angling Trade will bring insights from professional editors who have been exclusively focused on the North American fly-fishing market for over 15 years. It will be a mix of gear reviews unlike anything produced to date.