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Old 12-26-2006, 02:36 PM
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Flats sunglasses?

Anyone here have any recommendations for a nice pair of flats sunglasses - primarily for sighting bones? Cost is a consideration but definitely willing to trade $$ for quality as seeing these fish is my biggest problem!

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Old 12-26-2006, 02:41 PM
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Maui Jim put out a new high-contrast copper lens last year and i could see fish better than ever, worked great when i got back to fish summer steelhead too. 150 bucks and well worth it.
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:29 PM
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I just got some smith action optics fishbones. Cleerwater copper lenses photochromic. I can see much deeper and clearer with these than my costa del mar copper lenses. I don't think they give the eye protection that the costas do but I bought them just for sight fishing in all conditions. I can see thru water better than ever with these lenses. They came highly recomended from different fly shop owners that sell maui's costas and smith.
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:32 PM
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I have had great success with Action Optics Clearwater Copper lens wrap-around sunglasses. The guides I know in the Bahamas all prefer them and ask me to bring them a pair when I go down there. A couple of guides I know down there also like Ocean Wave glasses. I have both, but I never use the Ocean Waves because using the Action Optics I can often spot fish at really long distances (if conditions are right).
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:50 PM
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I have had great success with Action Optics Clearwater Copper lens wrap-around sunglasses. The guides I know in the Bahamas all prefer them and ask me to bring them a pair when I go down there. A couple of guides I know down there also like Ocean Wave glasses. I have both, but I never use the Ocean Waves because using the Action Optics I can often spot fish at really long distances (if conditions are right).
Would the wraparound you're describing be the "fishbone" design? Thanks for your help!

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Old 12-26-2006, 07:18 PM
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I like the Action Optics clear water copper also but because I have to get a heavy precription I can't get a lens that has a lot of cuve in it. I buy side shields to block out the glare and they work well. I will also keep a pair of brown lensed caccoons hanging around my neck. They are pretty cheap but good sunglasses.
The advantage there is if its really bright I can put them over the Action Optics. The clear water copper is good for most light but its not a heavy dark tint and I like something darker when really bright. I can also just wear them over my regular glasses if I choose. Sometimes I will try different combinations when I am on a flat to see which seems to be working the best for me.

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Old 12-26-2006, 09:14 PM
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DC....just to confuse you more, I have Costas in standard grey and love them. The optometrist I got them from was very knowledgeable and said that "color of the lenses are personal preference...the key factor is getting either wrap arounds or shielded sides ....because regardless of color, back and side lighting is what negatively influences the polarization effect and causes glare".
I have a heavy prescription as well....but if you got to someone who hand machine cuts the lenses as opposed to computerized cutting...there will be no distortion. I don't ...and I have 20/300 vision without glasses.
I went for eye protection re color, side and back light and the wrap around style also cuts the drying effect on eyes by the wind.
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