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Old 07-25-2011, 11:55 PM
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This link has me more confused than ever! I have been using $20 cheapie polarized for years. My current pair, from Ted Fay, is either amber or copper - not sure. I am interested in upgrading - I will start by adding a yellow pair for low light. Do you know what conditions the green or blue (or any other color) lenses are optimum for? What is the difference between Polarchromic and Polarized?
First of all, I decided to get both colors: amber and copper. If you fish streams mostly, and I had to choose one color, I would use the polarchromic copper(reddish brown). Polarchromic means they are polarized lenses that change in darkness the brighter that it is outside. It is subtle, but quite noticeable. In darker conditions, the lenses will lighten the tint. It's pretty cool. They are right, in bright conditions, amber(yellowish) polarchromic just don't block enough light. Both provide great detail on streams and for sight fishing. The polarchromic copper also lighten enough to be usable in lower light situations and are perfect on a sunny day also. So, froma person who was on the fence and couldnt decide, so i just boight both colors, if i had to buy one color for fishing/everyday use, get the polarchromic copper you wont be disappointed Spend the extra money on a great pair of sunglasses. Smith, in my very humble opinion are the best quality lenses you can get. Not to mention they have excellent customer service and a lifetime warranty. You only get one set of eyes. Take care of them with good optics. The strain you avoid with better lenses is immeasurable. Not to mention it will blow you away how much clearer things are with good glass lenses.

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I have Smith polarchromic copper lenses and they work fantastic for any water I'm fishing anytime of the day pretty much.
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Already have Costas, but these are on the wish list now.
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I too like the copper. From doing a lot of research I picked the Kaenon SR91 lenses and am very impressed.

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Even though my favorite sunglasses are glass Smith's in an amber/copper color, I end up fishing with some of my plastic ones with interchangeable lenses of different colors. Even though some of the plastic ones are more expensive than my Smiths, I don't like them as well since the plastic seems to attract dust more. However, I'm always concerned about eye protection from an errant fly, and I'm not sure how protective glass lenses are from that. I never see the fishing-oriented glass sunglasses say whether they are resistent to cracking and ejecting a glass shard into your eye in case of high speed impact from a weighted fly. I'm also wondering whether any glass sunglasses come with interchangeable lenses.
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Even though my favorite sunglasses are glass Smith's in an amber/copper color, I end up fishing with some of my plastic ones with interchangeable lenses of different colors. Even though some of the plastic ones are more expensive than my Smiths, I don't like them as well since the plastic seems to attract dust more. However, I'm always concerned about eye protection from an errant fly, and I'm not sure how protective glass lenses are from that. I never see the fishing-oriented glass sunglasses say whether they are resistent to cracking and ejecting a glass shard into your eye in case of high speed impact from a weighted fly. I'm also wondering whether any glass sunglasses come with interchangeable lenses.
I am no expert on the shatter resistance of smith glass lenses, but I've taken a few bass bugs to the face/glasses with no scratch, chip, break, shatter, etc. They are pretty strong lenses, as I'm sure costas kaenon and any other high quality sport oriented glass lens would be. I am pretty sure they are considered " impact resistant". I'll have to do some research about this....
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I always just use straight up black polarized lenses, as I feel it has less of a chance to mess with the coloration of what I'm spotting. IMO just get a good quality, shatter and scratch resistant pair that has good protection and polarization and pick whatever color floats your boat... even if you don't get black like me.
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I am no expert on the shatter resistance of smith glass lenses, but I've taken a few bass bugs to the face/glasses with no scratch, chip, break, shatter, etc. They are pretty strong lenses, as I'm sure costas kaenon and any other high quality sport oriented glass lens would be. I am pretty sure they are considered " impact resistant". I'll have to do some research about this....
they are shatter resistant, they soak the glass in some chemical and it will never shatter, not never breaking? not to sure about that. but you dont have to worrry about they fly scratching the glass or shattering it when it hits you in the eye (i sell these things all the time i know tons about their glasses)
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so just got my smith backdrops in. i wanted the mahogany frame instead of tortoise so i went with copper lens.... the copper is great when theres clouds but i mostly fish blue birds and need something a little darker.

EDIT-- i can tell they are not what i want after i wore them for a bit today. posted them for sale on here if anyone wants to pick them up pm me.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...tml#post299473

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