Polarized Glasses Lens Color Recommendation

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  1. Tarheelblue76

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    I do a lot of inshore freshwater fishing. I normally don't wear glasses, but after experiencing bright early afternoon glares of the sun reflecting off the water blinding me, not being able to see me lines a few feet casting and watching from the boat, along with glares from a distance a couple weeks ago at an local lake, I'm going to purchase a pair. What color shade would you recommend? Not looking for super expensive glasses. I know Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods sale some at decent prices. Are the Field & Stream brand any good?

    Field & Stream Sunglasses | Best Price Guarantee at DICK'S
     
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    I have found that you want a dark smoke type color for mid day full sun fishing. Overcast conditions and the low light of dawn and dusk, it seems to help to have brown or tan lenses.. I just use cheapo when I need them and seems to work fine for me
     
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    A brown or copper polarized tint works best for me. Big 5 has some well priced glasses (Hobies) in the $35 + range that work very well. At that price when you drop them overboard or sit on them :emoji_grimacing: it's not a great loss.
     
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    I used cheapos all the time until a boat I worked on was sponsored by Costa. Since then I haven't went back. 580G lenses can't be beat. They are a tool you will use all the time. If its a couple times, go to garbage freight, if its a tool you will use every day, go to Snapon.
     
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    Costa 580G....hands down the best. The blue silver which is a brown tint are the best lenses I've used. 2nd to that is Solar Bat's Mossy Gradient lenses.
     
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    I use either a Gray lens with a blue mirror finish or an amber lens with a green mirror finish. Gray/mirrored is the best for bright light, amber/brown/copper is not quite as great for bright sun but also better for lower light. Yellow/pink/rose are the best in low light conditions.
     
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    Safety yellow glasses are awesome before the sun comes up at grey light/fog. Don't need to see in the water but its like your eyes turn into flashlights
     
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    I like amber. I never spend more than $20 on a pair of fishing glasses. Currently using a $10 pair of Gulp glasses from Walmart and they're fine.
     
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    Don’t ever put on a pair of Costa 580g then, they will ruin you
     
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    Never tried Costas but have had equivalently expensive pairs of sunglasses and didn't see enough of a difference to merit the extra money.
     
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    Strike King S11 are pretty good. I use the amber lens. Eye Surrenders are the best in the value segment. A few years back I tried on a pair from my buddy FISHERKING and to my surprise I was able to see bedding fish that I couldn’t see with my off brand polarized glasses.
     
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    I haven’t worn them but I know a lot of people really like the strike king Kevin van dam glasses. They’re only $20. Academy sells them. You can order that online since CA doesn’t have any academy stores. Walmart might have them, I’m not sure.

    Color is a personal preference. Amber works the best for me as an all around choice but a lot of people also like blue, gray and green lenses.
     
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    Gray or ruby red work well for my colorblind eyes. I definitely notice a deference between cheap polarized and higher end ones. My buddy doesn't notice much and it doesn't hold him back from catching fish. He does go thru a couple pairs a year tho. I just spent the money on a good prescription polarized pair. Hopefully they last a few years .
     
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    make sure you get polarized lenses if you do a lot of freshwater fishing!
     
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    I have some blue polarized lenses for my Oakley’s and they don’t work too well for saltwater...so not blue
     
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    that's strange because pretty much all the salt water offshore lenses are blue
     
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    Maybe because they are offshore? Inshore they don't work well for me at all... I may just be a weirdo..?
     
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    The base lens color is probably the wrong one. I think rose or copper base lenses are used and then the blue on the outside for high contrast.
     
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    Since I posted this, went to Walmart and purchased a pair of Ozark smoke colored shade for 4th of July fishing at Henshaw. Only $4! They were great out in the bright sun being on the water for about 8 hrs. Excellent vision, and very clear. Scratch free, and sturdy after dropping them. I wear a Fitbit Charge 2 daily, and toward the end of the day, I look down and thought my Fitbit was about to go to sh*t seeing digits missing, and blurry like water got underneath the screen. Took the glasses off, and got tricked! My phone screen didn't look like that with them on. Lol

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-Polarized-Fishing-Glasses/50894294
     
    #20 Tarheelblue76, Jul 31, 2018
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