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Old 01-25-2000, 02:01 PM
Dave Boucher Dave Boucher is offline
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Sunglass Lense Color

I seem to remember a post on BBS5 about Polarized lense colors, but can't find the search anymore, what are folks favorites? for all around? Also has anyone tried the Teeny
birth control glasses? the price is right, but boy are they industrial looking...the ability to replace a lense is pretty cool on these glasses though..

Anyway, what colors do you all prefer? Is there a proverbial rose colored glasses for the fishing world?

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Old 01-25-2000, 02:20 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

amber.
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Old 01-25-2000, 05:05 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

You'll probably get as many different responses about this as people responding. I prefer the standard dark gray/green , polarized of course. Amber and smoke are ok, but the darker ones seem to cut the glare slightly better (for me anyway).

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Old 01-25-2000, 06:02 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

Like Adam, I prefer amber lens. They work great on the
flats in the midday sun, and the also cut through the glare
in the morning and evening.

I know Action Optics makes an interchangable lens frame,
allowing you to change it up according to the conditions on
hand.

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Old 01-25-2000, 07:44 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

<P><FONT color=blue face=Verdana,Geneva size=2>I've got 2 pair- 1 fairly dark gray for bright sun, and a pair of yellowish ones for pre-dawn, heavy overcast, etc.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I need prescription ones, so $ is an issue (but I've found a relatively cheap supplier of gray and&nbsp;brown if anybody needs).</FONT></P>
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Old 01-25-2000, 08:43 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

Same principle applies to ski goggles - amber/yellow for low contrast situations, like overcast skies over snow or after the sun goes below the mountain horizon, or foggy/misty days at sea, and darker green/gray for bright, contrasty light with lots of glare.
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Old 01-25-2000, 09:58 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

Dave,

Whatever color you chose make sure you go with plastic or a polycabonate lens. Glass tends to shatter when struck by a clouser. Just my .02.

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Old 01-26-2000, 07:28 AM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

Flying Fisherman... amber rose.... $14.95
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Old 01-26-2000, 11:58 AM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

I swear by my Vuarnet's. And this goes along with the ski goggles, since they are designed for sking with a yellow~amber tint. I find they work well in both bright sun and over-cast.
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Old 01-26-2000, 01:08 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

Are they Polarized? I didn't think Vuarnets were...
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Old 01-26-2000, 01:16 PM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

I prefer the brown of neutral as it does not distort color-I have a pair each of Maui's, Revo's and Bolle's and they are all excellent...

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Old 01-27-2000, 05:41 AM
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RE: Sunglass Lense Color

I went through this 2 years ago, and called my uncle who used to do this stuff for Foster Grant years ago. He said to use Amber in normal daylight, yellow at sunrise/set, and gray/smoke for overcast days. If you try it, you'll find it works the best hands down.
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