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I realized that my polarized sunglasses really suck :( . A few days ago a nice angler I met at the WWD let me check out his Maui Jims and they were 8) INCREDIBLE 8) !

What kind of polarized sunglasses do you have? Also, if you could own any pair on the market, what brand would you choose?
 

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i use a really nice pair of ray-bans that i got as a gift from the wife. they are not specifically designed for fishing but they work like a charm. see right thru the water. baucsh & lomb know their stuff.

i guess that's why i catch all the fish at wwd. :wink: :lol:
 

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Augy said:
i guess that's why i catch all the fish at wwd. :wink: :lol:
Site fishing is about seeing fish :lol: (thanks we know that.hehe)...good shades are must...I sometime take mine off just to check the water ...and man it's a big difference......did you post that big bass yet?

that fish was just huge.
 

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I usually buy the strike king series... they can be found at the local Mart for between 8-20 bucks... they work pretty well and if I lose them or they get scrathed up, not a big deal.......but I agree, they make a big difference!!!
 

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I usually buy the strike king series... they can be found at the local Mart for between 8-20 bucks... they work pretty well and if I lose them or they get scrathed up, not a big deal.......but I agree, they make a big difference!!!
me too, after I spent decent money on glasses and then lost or broke them. I decided to get the cheapies, funny I havent lost them yet. I am sure if I spent a hundo on them they would have been lost by now.
 

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I have two pairs of cheaper glasses. Dark green for sunny days and an amber pair for cloudy days. I agree, if I got a more expensive pair, I would lose them.
 

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there are two ways to produce polarized glasses. the cheaper glasses use a process where they spray on a coat to the lens to create a polarized effect. they are not true polarized lenses and do not penetrate the water as well as the real deal.

you will have to pay some money to get a true polarized lens. about $40-$50 minimum and in my case, $300 bones for my bausch & lombs. the lens itself is polarized and therefore less likely to scratch compared to their coated counterparts. i've had my raybans for almost 4 years now. money well spent.

i've been a ray-ban fan for over 20 years so i'm a bit biased to them but when it comes to protecting my eyes, i trust baush & lomb more than anybody else.
 

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Fitovers for me.
They work really good, especially for side interference.

One easy experiment to show polarization,
is to get 2 pairs, put the lenses over each over, but rotate 1 pair 90 degrees.

2 on top of each other is dark, but crossing them should be darker.
The effect of crossing the "polarized" lens should be almost black.

Think of window blinds.

One vertical, the other horizontal.
Cross them and the light almost goes away.

This effect is greater than just topping one over the other.

Just my 2 cents..
Sometimes reduced side glare is an added benefit.
Many pairs are form fitting that provide that reduced glare.
Vs. a pair that is polarized but allow side light.
I think the effectiveness is better than big money.
 
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