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Old 11-05-2008, 06:24 AM
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Question Nighttime eye protection?

Fishing in low light conditions, albiet dawn, dusk or nighttime, what type of eye protection do you use? Clear lens? Amber lens? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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I switch out to clear high impact cheapies from Home Depot. Tint becomes irrelevant in darkness. shannon
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When the Sun drops behind the Ridge, or very overcast days I just put on my regular glasses with plastic lenses.
I think the Safety Glasses from Home Cheapo is a great idea. Gotta protect the eyes Folks.
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None, although I wouldn't be caught dead without my fish finders in daylight conditions I wear them from first light till it is too dark to use them then return to the aforementioned, None.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:53 AM
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Thanks Texasflycaster, that is a great solution. Having seen what damage a fly can do to an eye, I'll never be caught without some type of eye protection. Yuck.
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Hi to all,

Anyone who shoots or fly fishes should always have glasses on. It could save an eye some time in your life. I know it is a pain if you don't already wear glasses but things happen. I have a permanent red spot on my left cheek about 2 1/2 inches below my eye. A small fly hit me but it was big enough to put out my eye. It happen years ago when I was young and foolish.

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Default Re: Nighttime eye protection?

When I was a teenager I was casting out of the front of a boat that my dad was steering from the stern. I got hung up on my cast and turned around to find my streamer hooked in his ear lobe. Ever since, I am a lot more careful about safety issues when casting.

I have a pair of Smith polarized glasses with interchangeable lenses. When it gets dark or becomes very overcast, I will switch to either clear or near-clear lenses. This versatility is one of the reasons I really like these glasses.
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Yeah, that's why I always wear a brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses. BTW, I find that the Amber or Brown lenses work well in low light situations as well as steamside during the day.
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