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One of you is going to get a keeper pair of the newest Revo polarized sunglasses–the “Guide” model, with the new “Water lenses” that have the fly fishing world buzzing (a retail value of $179). And all I want in return is your honest opinion. Well, it’s not quite that easy. You’re going to have to work a little to earn this spot on the FlyTalk field test roster.


Tell me, in 50 words or less, why the sunglasses a fly angler wears are as important (if not more important) than the rifle scope, or binoculars, or spotting scope, or rangefinder a big game hunter relies upon (it’s all about quality optics, right?). Explain it best, win me over, and you get the shades

The name Revo has been associated with high performance optics for more than 25 years. Now, the company is wading into the fishing world with renewed focus, and a lot of that centers around these “Water lenses” that are designed to block glare, and also adjust/compensate for the natural blue hues an angler encounters on water. As a result, the angler is supposed to see more naturally and clearly on (and through) water surfaces and currents. I have been playing around with a test pair myself for a month now, both in Florida and on certain trout rivers in Colorado. I have my own opinions about the glasses, but I’m curious to see if my findings match those of our winning field tester’s, so I’ll hold my comments.

Good luck.