WHY A PAIR OF POLARIZED SUNGLASSES FOR FISHING COULD BE YOUR SAVING GRACE ON THE WATER
Fishing can be more than a hobby for some people; it becomes a way of life — a personal getaway. Fishing isn’t for everybody, but those that fish have a deep appreciation for the sport and will often outfit themselves as best as possible.
Fishing gear, like many other types of sporting equipment, can get expensive. If you’re willing to drop the big bucks on a different reel for every occasion and more than one pole material, then you’re quite lucky. For those that make do with what they can, they tend to look for any other advantage they might find.
A pair of polarized sunglasses for fishing can be invaluable for all types of fishermen.
Polarized lenses were invented by Polaroid when Edwin H. Land began experimenting with lenses and his patented Polaroid filter over 80 years ago. Today, they can be a fisherman’s best asset (besides his pole). Here’s why.
Regular sunglasses can be useful when trying to dampen the blinding glare coming off the water, but nothing does so efficiently as a pair of polarized wrap around sunglasses. Before any fishing takes place, a good fisherman will survey the water to read the best places he or she might cast. Unfortunately, under the light of the sun, the water becomes a crystalline mirror that reflects light in every which way. This makes seeing anything near impossible, much less anything underwater.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could fish in crystal clear waters where the fish are easily seen beneath the surface of the water? Well, with polarized lenses that’s basically what happens. Not only do the lenses help reduce the glare and allow you to see beneath the surface of the water, they increase the color contrast as well. That means a fish will stand out against the river/lake/other body against the rest of its surroundings.
When deciding which pair of polarized sunglasses for fishing are best for you, consider the color of the lenses. Typically, gray, green, and brown are the best choices when it comes to polarized fishing lenses.
· Gray: Good for basic levels of polarization and provides the most natural appearing colors.
· Green: Offers great color contrast without distorting ambient colors.
· Brown: Highest level of color contrast and are great for low-light or foggy conditions.
When it comes to a good day out on the water, a pair of polarized sunglasses for fishing can be the best thing you bring out there with you.
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