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Old 03-04-2009, 11:12 AM
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What is the best lens color for sight fishing? I am leaning towards Costa Del Mar 580 lens in copper. These will be used for general purposes also, what say yall? http://www.costadelmar.com/SeeOutThe...eCosta580Lens/
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Hard to go wrong with that pick, unless you're trying to save money.

In general, brown or copper is best for rivers and flats, a darker grey for offshore. I like copper over brown because I think the reddish hue adds a little more contrast.
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Yup. I agree with Cliff.
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Default Re: Sunglass lens color?

That would make three of us that agree! Brown or copper is recommended for sight fishing.
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Here's a fine pair for a great cause- Smith Interlock Spoiler polarized sunglasses (NIB $149) - eBay (item 320344783055 end time Mar-04-09 12:33:59 PST)
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Default Re: Sunglass lens color?

I guess my only concern is the copper might be a bit much driving down the road on a sunny day. For $200+ I can't justify a pair for each condition. Thanks for your advice and patience.
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Amber for me, thanks...Matches my beer.
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Get Polarized lenses though.
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Default Re: Sunglass lens color?

I've heard the green lense that costa has is great for sight fishing as long as its not really deep.
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Default Re: Sunglass lens color?

I have the Costa Harpoons with the mirror blue 580 lenses, and they work great for me for sight fishing.
They are basically an amber when you're looking through them.

I picked the blue mirror because I originally got them for offshore saltwater fishing and castnetting bait
inshore (and I prefer the way they look ), but they also work great for me for sight fishing bluegill,
shellcracker, ect. in freshwater. I've tried a friend's pair in copper, and I could personally see better
with my own, although his were the plastic lenses and mine are glass.

I would suggest going in a store that carries them and trying the different frame styles on before buying.
I tried several different styles that didn't feel quite right, but then I put on the Harpoons and they were a
perfect fit.
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