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Question by 1Browning2. Uploaded on September 22, 2011
Whatever brand or style make sure they have ploarized lenses so you can see the fish through the surface glare
Dave is right on. Look for the word "Polaroid." It also helps to have "UVA" and "UVB on the product label, indicating that they are ultra-violet rated.
what is the best lens color?
I like a brown or a black polarized lens, blue is ok too, just like the other two said, make sure it is polarized, not only do they help protect your eyes but it also allows to to see fish in the water easier.
I was told that blue lenses are best for open water. I really don't know about the other colors. I have a pair of Costa Ballast that I really like. They are better than the Maui's or Oakley's that I owned before them. Like others said spend the little extra money and get polarized.
I have Costa's as well. They're great. Don't just buy anything that says polarized, because they aren't all made equally.
I personally don't spend more than $20 on sunglasses. I check the grocery store or gas station for the type I like; wrap-arounds, blue-ish tinted lenses, polarized. I've always found something that works and I can see fish better.
Look into Smith Optics. Their polarchromic lenses are polarized, and also automatically adjust the darkness of tint to the amount of light present. They're awesome.
Like CL3 I dont spend more than about 20 bucks either. Im pretty rough on glasses as I wear them at work too. I generally get Berkelys at Walmart. They seem to be a good bang for your buck and polarized as well.
Lots of good ones made. The tint is as important, and multiple tint glasses are necessary for me when fishing on low light, cloudy days, early and late, and ones for bright sunny days.
Simple test (just alittle Physics) to sort of gauge polarization on sunglasses take 2 pair and put the lenses perpendicular as what makes them polarized is very small lines that block certain light waves. By putting them perpendicular you should not be able to see anything or very little when looking threw both of them. Florescent light (lights in most stores) should be slightly visible. I have several pairs of polarized sunglasses most are cheap but my favorite lenses for stream fishing are brown lenses.
Ray-Ban, they are polarized and the best overall.
Berkeley polarized sunglasses. They are about $20 and are available in Walmart and other stores. I like brown or blue lenses for fishing.
Seems that some like to spend a little more money for better optics. Just good light frames are a plus, and an enjoyment.
I've used Oakleys and Costas, both are excellent. The most important thing is that they have polarized lenses. The color depends on what kind of water you are fishing. I use green lenses when on Indian River/Mosquito Lagoon and blue lenses when offshore.
I had a pair of Costas and loved them to death. The cheap sunglasses wont last you long. They get dinged up and stratched to the point of no visability so quickly you will go through more money than you would by just buying a quality pair. Plus, the technology isn't the same and they are inferior. Buy nice stuff, its worth it in the long run.
Polarized. From what I've read and person experience, brown works better than blue.
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