You may be fishing for recreational purposes, or it may be your main occupation, so you know just how essential proper fishing equipment is. The first thing one thinks of when fishing kits are mentioned, is the rod as the most compulsory component. Then come the bait and the hook, and then the focus is put on clothing. Having the proper fishing hat and boots is required, but specialised sunglasses, which are just as important, are often disregarded. You may be satisfied enough with the regular sunglasses easily found anywhere, however there are reasons as to why a pair of fishing sunglasses is a must and may just turn out to be your best investment concerning your health and efficiency in fishing.
The water surface serves as a mirror reflecting the sun and sky. Fishing sunglasses are specifically designed for this purpose, and this is possible because they are polarised. Due to polarisation, the lenses block the reflected horizontal light from the water surface and give you the optimal clear view. Latest polarised sunglasses often come with an additional UV protection which is just as crucial to prevent any eye diseases (such as cataract, pinguecula and pterygium among others). Luckily, with the vast amount of choices you will pick your ideal pair of fishing sunglasses in no time.
Based on the type of fishing you need them for, there is a different pair of fishing sunglasses to choose from. They were designed to suit every vision necessity of a fisherman which is why they differ in colours. Prior to your purchase, make sure you know the right colour adequate for your fishing. Apart from fishing styles, there are other criteria that categorise fishing sunglasses – from the time of day fishing takes place to the condition of the water.
If fishing is in clear waters, then your best choice would be copper lenses, while yellow and brown are perfect for shallow waters as well as fishing during dawn or dusk and cloudy weather. When the case is deep blue water fishing and longer hours spent looking at the water, grey ones are your best bet. Amber works great with changeable weather, bright one second, dark the next. The best asset of this type of sunglasses, regardless of colour, is that through polarisation they provide a view well below the surface so fishermen are able to see a fish on its way and know where to place the rod.
When you make your decision and do the purchase, you will realise your pair of fishing sunglasses can have multitude of usages. What makes them a significant investment is that they are fit for every outdoor activity you set on doing, not just fishing. They are ideal for boating, sailing, hiking and rollerblading, including driving.
To make the most of your fishing sunglasses in the long run, it is best to buy a neck strap to ensure you do not lose them or break them, and wipe them carefully to protect the lenses.