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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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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Yup. I agree with Cliff.

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    That would make three of us that agree! Brown or copper is recommended for sight fishing.

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    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.
    "The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be." - John Gierach

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    Get Polarized lenses though.

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    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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    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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