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Choosing The Right Polarized Sunglasses For Fishing

Certainly, a good pair of polarized sunglasses is one of the most important equipment in fishing. Polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and keep your eyes safe from any objects. In addition, these equipment allow you to see what is below the water with greater clarity, giving you a better and amazing fishing experience. With these benefits of polarized sunglasses, it is necessary that you have the right pair for you. But with a lot of brands available in the market, looking for the best pair can be quite daunting and challenging. However, knowing the right specs and features to check in polarized sunglasses will help you choose the best deal. Hence, to help you, here are the factors you need to consider in choosing the right polarized sunglasses for fishing.

How does it fit you?

Of course, in general choosing of a pair of sunglasses, the very first thing you need to consider is whether it will fit you just right. You certainly want a pair of sunglasses to have a nice snug fit. Do not consider a pair that is too tight for you because it can impose much pressure on your temple that can cause you severe headache. Always make sure that sunglasses hold well on the center of your nose so they won’t slide down. Also, you can opt to choose sunglasses with rubber inserts on your nose to keep them from sliding down. Most of the time, fishing is always done under the heat of sun making you sweaty so always make sure to keep your sunglasses from sliding down your face to avoid any inconveniences.

Glass or Polycarbonate

Comparing glass and polycarbonate lens materials, majority would always recommend the first one. Glass lenses have better optical clarity than polycarbonate. With glass lenses, you can see what is below the water with greater clarity than polycarbonate. Also, glass lenses are scratch resistant. Unlike polycarbonate, you don’t have to worry about the salt particles that go through your glasses with glass lenses because of its scratch resistant feature.

Lens Color

Choosing the lens color of your sunglasses would depend on the fishing situations. When fishing in the flats where contrast is tremendous, sunglasses with high contrast lens is the best deal for you because it will help you to decipher and to see fish in the water amongst debris, pot holes and grass. On the other hand, when fishing in blue water, blue mirrored lenses may be the right one for you. These lenses combat the harsh glare of the water allowing you to see fish such as pelagic with clearer sight.  However, there are sunglasses that allow you to change lenses so it is more ideal to avail them if you are fishing in different situations. These sunglasses allow you to manage on how to reduce glare during bass fishing and other fishing situations. Surely, it will help you have a better fishing experience.


Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.

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