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What color lenses do you prefer and why?

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by bdpeelgren, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jan 27, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    bdpeelgren

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    I’m in the market for a new pair of sunglasses.
    I usually get black/grey polarized lenses but have noticed everyone is going with blue or green lenses nowadays or a mix of both.
    Have you guys noticed a big difference in visibility by changing the colors of your lenses?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    Blue/green lenses are for fishing sunny days on the lake or ocean. Copper/bronze lenses are for streams and rivers, you can literally see to the bottom of the rivers with these lenses. I’m specifically talking about Smith Guides Choice polarized w/ chromapop technology. The best.
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    I’m a Maui Jim guy; however the glass Costas were incredible when I tried them on. My next pair will be glass for sure.
     
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  4. Jan 27, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    I get lenses based off UV protection amd anti glare properties. Regardless of color, just so happens to be blue for my frames of Oakleys
     
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    Black/gray polarized usually.
    Use amber/orange/yellow for better clarity when driving trails, etc. as polarized make it dark fast at dusk but this color I can see clearly longer. So I carry both in my truck.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    Depends on what you’re doing. I fish a lot of shallow water and have has the best luck with the copper/bronze Costas. I think their site and others can help you narrow down color by application. Get polorized for sure.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    used to be maui jim's. their polarized lenses were great but the frames were heavy. the lighter frames were pretty expensive. went back to oakley a few years ago. the polarized prizm lenses are pretty awesome. i use the prizm trail on the mtb bike. contrast and detail is better than anything else i've used.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2020 at 3:59 PM
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    I use Smith polarized shades with the Chromapop coating. I like the grey lenses. They do very well for the rivers and lakes up north here. I've tried various other colors and found that grey is the best all around lens for me. My fishing partner swears by brown lenses, but I find them too dark. Blues and oranges didn't work for me at all because I felt they didn't filter bright sunlight as well. The contrast while in shaded areas was great though.
     
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    I like the blue tint Maui Jim’s. Everything seams brighter
     
  10. Jan 27, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    I have some blue Maui Jim’s that are polarized. They are awesome for fishing.
     
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    I am a huge Oakley fan so you'll hear my bias answer LOL.

    Oakley has now put out a series of lenses called the prizm. They have different tints and colors based on the application (skiing, fishing, shooting, etc ) I have 2 pairs with the Prizm lens and love them.
     
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    I am wanting to try the polarized prism lenses. They have some for fishing, driving, and golf.
     
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    I have the golf and everyday lenses and they both are amazing. I want to add the cycling and fishing ones to my collection.
     
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    I have the black prizm polarized and they are great. Love how vibrant they make everything. I’m looking to pick up the prizm shallow waters. That’s why I made this post.
     
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    I’m not bashing Oakley, as I have a pair for casual use too, but the technology in their prizm glass is what smith chromapop has been developing for decades. Anybody who enjoys the prizms should at least try a pair of chromapops on. All lenses being equal, I’d choose smiths because of their comfort level.
     
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    It’s all good. I know Oakley’s aren’t the best out there. I get a big discount through them so that’s why I continue to buy them.
     
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