What to Look for in Polarized Fishing Sunglasses
Find out how helpful a pair of polarized fishing sunglasses can be for you and your fishing experience.
Glare reduces your ability to see underwater structures and spot fish. It causes eyestrain and fatigue. None of which will make your day on the water more productive or more enjoyable. Good quality polarized lenses are designed to eliminate 99% of all reflective glare and protect against harmful U.V. rays. There are many options to choose from today, so be sure to understand the different choices you have when selecting the right pair of sunglasses for you.
Lenses for All Conditions
There are an array of different lens materials and tints available to cover almost any fishing condition you may encounter.
Pros and Cons of Lens Materials
- Glass: Provides the best visual acuity and scratch resistance. Expensive and much heavier than other options.
- Polycarbonate: Half the cost of glass, ultra lightweight, and impact resistant. Easier to scratch than glass lenses.
- Acrylic: Best Value in a polarized fishing glass. Generally under $25, these still eliminate over 99% of all reflected glare. Lens material is moderately durable and not as distortion free as more expensive lens options.
Excellent for day to day use. Gray lenses transmit all colors of the spectrum so there is little distortion. Ideal for bright sunny days and open water fishing.
Copper is a very high contrast lens that is soothing to the eyes. It absorbs blue light, heightening visual acuity and boosting contrast, making this lens the best choice for sight fishing applications.
Considered by many to be the best all-around tint for fishing. Provides excellent contrast and true color perception. Great for shallow water stream and flats fishing in medium to bright light.
Excellent for low light conditions such as first and last light or heavily overcast days.