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Old 05-25-2009, 12:09 PM
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I have Oakley Half Jacket XLJ Polarized witha shallow blue tint...They are simply stunning to fish with, It is amazing how much difference they can make.

Oakley Polarized HALF JACKET XLJ Fishing Sunglasses available online at Oakley.com
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
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I always wear sunglasses when fishing, not only for their polarizing effect which Frank discusses and for their protective effect against the sun's rays, but first and foremost for the reason Biggie mentions - protection against errantly-cast flies. I don't care how good a fly-caster you are, there's always that one bad cast - due to a gust of wind, whatever - that'll put your eye out. And you never know if a wild man is casting behind you in your space.

Although I have Smith Action Optics and Orvis sunglasses which I prefer for driving, my favorite fly-fishing sunglasses are Hobie Wind & Sea, which come with interchangeable lenses. I tend to use the Grey lenses at mid-day, but for most of my fly-fishing, which are tailwaters primarily in the Rockies, I change to the Copper-colored lens which for me seem to show the trout up better in stream situations.

I carry my sunglasses in a novel case which doubles (triples?) as a retainer which also floats, made by Marsoops [image below]. The floating models are primarily made of Neoprene (the non-floaters are made of a thinner more compact material for situations without water around to drop them in). When the glasses are in the case, it attaches to whatever with a clip. When you put the glasses on, the case converts to a retainer so that you don't have to be constantly putting them away when you're switching them on and off. And if you drop your glasses in the water, they float. All this for hardly more than the price of a pair of Croakies . . .
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Good point tp all about the eye protection, maybe I ought o start wearing EARMUFFS HAHAHAHAHAHA
Only peirced my once last year, been doing this for YEARS and after 6-8 hours of casting my shoulders and arms start hurting and my casting gos to hell in a handbasket
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I always wear sunglasses while fishing, just to many near misses over the years to take the chance. As others have said, there will always be that one errant cast. Currently I'm using a pair of Smith polarized glasses in a copper/brown color.

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I always wear sunglasses and they usually start with Maui and end with Jim.
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Yup. I wear prescription glasses, so I always have polarized sunglasses glasses on during daylight, and my prescription glasses if it's night, along with a baseball cap.

Since i wear prescriptions, I can't get curved wraparound shades, but wear a pair of Action Optics Mariposa's with prescription ground lenses and add removable side shields (like on glacier glasses) if it's really bright (flats etc). I like a brown tint since it seems to provide the most contrast. With the side shields it really helps vision--- but you end up looking like a raccoon.

A good pair of polarized glasses is vital for seeing fish and for eye protection from flying hooks--- but also to prevent eye damage (like cataracts) from UV light. I had cataracts in both eyes in my forties, and it seems like the sun may have been a significant factor based on feedback from the Doc since I spent a lot of my time on, in, or near the water in strong sunlight.

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Yup. I wear prescription glasses, so I always have polarized sunglasses glasses on during daylight, and my prescription glasses if it's night, along with a baseball cap.

Since i wear prescriptions, I can't get curved wraparound shades, but wear a pair of Action Optics Mariposa's with prescription ground lenses and add removable side shields (like on glacier glasses) if it's really bright (flats etc). I like a brown tint since it seems to provide the most contrast. With the side shields it really helps vision--- but you end up looking like a raccoon.

A good pair of polarized glasses is vital for seeing fish and for eye protection from flying hooks--- but also to prevent eye damage (like cataracts) from UV light. I had cataracts in both eyes in my forties, and it seems like the sun may have been a significant factor based on feedback from the Doc since I spent a lot of my time on, in, or near the water in strong sunlight.

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Yup. I wear prescription glasses, so I always have polarized sunglasses glasses on during daylight, and my prescription glasses if it's night, along with a baseball cap.

Since i wear prescriptions, I can't get curved wraparound shades, but wear a pair of Action Optics Mariposa's with prescription ground lenses and add removable side shields (like on glacier glasses) if it's really bright (flats etc). I like a brown tint since it seems to provide the most contrast. With the side shields it really helps vision--- but you end up looking like a raccoon.

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I recently got a prescription pair of these with the tortoise frames and they do pretty good job of providing the benefits of a wrap sunglass- Nautica Drifter Polarized Sunglasses, Eyewear, Glasses, Frames

Yes folks, sunglasses are almost always necessary to see fish as well as possible, and always wise to wear for eye protection from that hook flying by your head at 80+ MPH. The safety glasses from Lowes or HD for $10 will do just fine once its dark.

Make sure your kids are wearing glasses as well once you get them started. There's no such thing as "baby eyes" that fall out and get replaced.
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This video didn't load in my first post but I think it is important to see what not wearing glasses can cause! Not for the Squeamish!

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I always wear sunglasses and they usually start with Maui and end with Jim.
I'm an MJ fan too. One pair for fishing, one for driving.

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