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#1437766 - 08/03/09 06:02 PM What brand fishing sunglasses?
Coach
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I'm looking to replace my sunglasses that I wear while fishing...what brand and style are you using?
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#1437867 - 08/03/09 07:30 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Coach]
THE ONE
Woodpile Boys
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Anything Costa Del Mar!! I wear fathoms
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#1437890 - 08/03/09 07:38 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: THE ONE]
Kimberman
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Costa Del Mar are the best around water.
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#1438006 - 08/03/09 08:33 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Kimberman]
Drake624
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I have the Costa Del Mar "man o war". I will never buy anything else. Mine are the 580 too so they have the glass lenses that cut out all of the harmful light! Go with Costa, you will be more than happy with your choice!
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#1438017 - 08/03/09 08:38 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Coach]
Baxter83
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$10 Polarized Berkley's. I can see shallow underwater contours and cover as good as my buddy and his $170 Costa Del Mar's. Neither of us could see it with our glasses off, but if I drop mine in I laugh and buy another pair whereas he cries and digs deeeeep in his wallet for another pair......What can I say I'm a tight wad \:D
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#1438213 - 08/03/09 11:21 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Baxter83]
holstonangler
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I'll second the Berkleys. The first pair of Costas that fly outta the boat or you sit on.. and you'll agree.
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#1438228 - 08/04/09 12:03 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: holstonangler]
stik
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strike king cheapos work fine for me
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#1438395 - 08/04/09 07:06 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: stik]
Coach
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Basically, I want to be able to see into the water...not caring so much about styling or even how I look in them...just good sunblockers so I don't squint all day on the water and the ability to see in the water...
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#1438539 - 08/04/09 09:07 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Coach]
gil1
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I used Action Optics for about 10 years until I tried Costa del Mars. I am now hooked.
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#1438546 - 08/04/09 09:14 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Coach]
Baxter83
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 Originally Posted By: Coach
Basically, I want to be able to see into the water...not caring so much about styling or even how I look in them...just good sunblockers so I don't squint all day on the water and the ability to see in the water...



I'll tell you what...I also have a pair of $200+ Ray Ban's that have glass, polarized bla bla bla lenses.....I wore them fishing a couple times this year and was a nervous wreck because I didn't want to lose them bending over to grab fish and things like that. I just went back to my trusty Berkley's. Just make sure you get the ones that are POLARIZED and you'll have good depth perception of the water, and you'll have less to worry about. IMO


They don't look bad either...lol

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#1438999 - 08/04/09 02:16 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Baxter83]
easy45
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I just have a $30 pair from bass pro
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#1439611 - 08/04/09 08:16 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Baxter83]
shorefisherman
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i have tried many sunglasses cheap and expensive. my favorite is hobie sunglasses, gray tint for allround fishing and has excellent contrast.
you also want to try different tints as everones eyes are different
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#1439680 - 08/04/09 08:38 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: shorefisherman]
B.D.
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I like Action Optics. The big difference between expensive sunglasses and the cheapos is glass lenses. Cheap plastic lenses will scratch up after a while, and that will affect clarity big time. Glass is heavier but the clarity and durability is worth it.

Action Optics also offers photochromic lenses that will darken in the sun but lighten up early and late, so you can get the benefit of polarized lenses at the peak fishing hours. Can't get that from the cheapos.

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#1439944 - 08/05/09 05:39 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: B.D.]
fishboy1
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I have owned a lot of different sunglasses.
My Hobie's back in the day were a favorite.
First pair of costas were good. Now I understand that the frame quality is slipping and they break easily. They will warranty them but it still costs you.

I wear prescription glasses so my needs are a little different.

If you are forking out the $$$ for p-script shades, find out if the polarization is sandwiched in the lens or added on like window tint. Sandwiched is best. Having a scratch resistant coating helps too but make sure its applied to BOTH sides of the lens.

I quit buying designer shades when I discovered that sams/costco optical department can get me Script sunglasses with the sandwiched polarization AND a second pair of regular glasses for what I was paying for the designer shades. Don't know what lab they use for making the lenses but I have been satisfied with the quality and performance.
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#1440076 - 08/05/09 07:14 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: fishboy1]
TN Larry
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Costa Del Mar

There is a big difference in cheap sunglasses and quality optics if you are sight fishing in deep "clear" water. I have seen it first hand and had to learn the hard way. I bought a pair of Costas the next week. However, I only wear them from March to May and use a pair of cheap sunglasses from Wally World the rest of the year. I am prone to lose them so I only use them when I really need them.
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#1440089 - 08/05/09 07:25 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: TN Larry]
Coach
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Good advice fellas...I wear Revos when driving but they aren't worth beans for use while fishing. Any particular online sight you use to buy sunglasses or do you go right to the store so you can try them on...there are some ok prices online...
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#1440465 - 08/05/09 11:42 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Coach]
Coach
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Costas were a little to pricey for what I want them for...I went with the Hobie Riptides...found them for $59 with free delivery. Now I need to get some "frogs" to hold 'em so I don't drop 'em overboard at the next tourney! Those Berkleys seem like a decent pair of sunglasses for the bucks too...
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#1441515 - 08/06/09 07:37 AM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Baxter83]
7mm08
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Action Optics because they make them in BIFOCALS.....crap I'm getting old....but I love my sunglasses.
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#1444837 - 08/08/09 03:41 PM Re: What brand fishing sunglasses? [Re: Baxter83]
poleclimber
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solar bats are very good.ive had a pair for 2yrs and theyre tuff!
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