Which Glasses Should I Buy?

By TFO

Selecting the proper color of lens can greatly impact an angler’s success on the water.

A quality lens can significantly reduce the amount of glare, while making it easier to spot fish and identify underwater structure.

©Brandon Powers, Temple Fork Outfitters.

©Brandon Powers, Temple Fork Outfitters.

That is why it is vital to have appropriately colored lenses for the conditions. But what if you’re fishing application changes? What if you start in low light, but the day turns bright and cloudless?

A view through a non-polarized lens. ©Left Kreh, Temple Fork Outfitters.

A view through a non-polarized lens.
©Left Kreh, Temple Fork Outfitters.

Carrying more than one style and lens color can also help avoid situations where you may feel like your vision has been sacrificed due to poor lens choice.

Lens colors:

Yellow lenses can be most effective in the early and late evening hours when the sun is low on the horizon. In these low-light situations the yellow lens can provide appropriate brightness and contrast. They can also be effective in overcast, rainy and other low-light conditions.

Amber lenses are the best color for those that want a great general purpose lens. Amber performs highly in a wide range of light conditions. Although, they tend to perform poorly in very low light conditions, they can be the best option if you are only able to purchase one set of sunglasses.

Gray and green lenses can be helpful when seeking to cut through glare. These can also help reduce strain in the eyes in moderately bright conditions.

The same view, but through a polarized lens. ©Lefty Kreh, Temple Fork Outfitters.

The same view, but through a polarized lens.
©Lefty Kreh, Temple Fork Outfitters.

For low light situations (early morning/late afternoons), rose or vermilion colored lenses can greatly enhance a stretch of water. They enrich the visibility of objects against green and blue backgrounds, making them ideal for fishing.

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Armed with a lifetime passion for fishing, we set out to establish a new standard of value for fly and conventional rods. We have relied on our own experience and advice of many professionals in creating what we believe is the perfect marriage - price and performance. Sound too good to be true? Cast one and you be the judge.

One Response to Which Glasses Should I Buy?

  1. Peter Wilkinson says:

    Love your Rods !!!!!

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