We carry binoculars when we fish (or at least have them in the boat) specifically for hatch-matching purposes. Don’t laugh until you try it; it will up your effectiveness 100 percent. Plus, we like birdwatching. Actually, some of us are also big game hunters, and as such, we stacked these glasses up against brands like Steiner and Zeiss, and Maven offers equal clarity and low-light performance at a much lower price. Plus, Maven is a Wyoming-based company that “gets it” when it comes to supporting conservation organizations like TU. $525; mavenbuilt.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.