Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

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Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

Postby JJH » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:20 pm

Hi all, I'm going to be fishing Bonefish on the flats of Cuba in a few days and I want to know what your favourite sunglass lens colour is for flats/shallow saltwater conditions is? I currently own a pair of Oakly Black Iridium lenses (dark grey) and a pair of Oakley Bronze lenses (amber), both polarized of course. Your input is appreciated!

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Re: Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

Postby toporanger » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:01 pm

bronze amber for shallow water. It will help show dark shadows on that light sand. I used costa 580s in green mirror/copper lenses when I lived in Tampa.

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Re: Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

Postby stevenhatchy » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:04 pm

I used my Costa 580 green mirror lenses in the Exhumas for bonefish and they worked excellently for me.

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Re: Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:50 am

I fish a lot of shallow, crystal clear flats here in Florida and I love my polarized Oakleys. I am using the basic grey polarized now and they are great but i dont sightfish much with them, just helps see grass lines and holes. Now I am waiting for prescription Shallow Blue Polarized. Oakley recommends the Shallow Blue polarized for sight fishing in shallow water so I am anxious to try them. The grey pass 18% of light while the shallow blue pass 21% of light so they are a little brighter. Here's a few websites that may help with your decision if looking for Oakley lenses.
http://in.oakley.com/innovation/optical ... lens-tints
This site you can change the lens color and see what it looks like through the lens.
http://www.framesdirect.com/Oakley-Pres ... cnjsc.html
This is a prescription lens site, but it shows the amount of light that passes through each lens so you know how dark they are. These were helpful in narrowing the selection down to just a few options. Good luck!

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Re: Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

Postby TFOUR » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:50 am

Stick to copper lenses if you can find them, i've tried your standard colors and had the most success with that color.

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Re: Best Lens Colour for Flats Fishing?

Postby Mthebull2012 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:30 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:I fish a lot of shallow, crystal clear flats here in Florida and I love my polarized Oakleys. I am using the basic grey polarized now and they are great but i dont sightfish much with them, just helps see grass lines and holes. Now I am waiting for prescription Shallow Blue Polarized. Oakley recommends the Shallow Blue polarized for sight fishing in shallow water so I am anxious to try them. The grey pass 18% of light while the shallow blue pass 21% of light so they are a little brighter. Here's a few websites that may help with your decision if looking for Oakley lenses.
http://in.oakley.com/innovation/optical ... lens-tints
This site you can change the lens color and see what it looks like through the lens.
http://www.framesdirect.com/Oakley-Pres ... cnjsc.html
This is a prescription lens site, but it shows the amount of light that passes through each lens so you know how dark they are. These were helpful in narrowing the selection down to just a few options. Good luck!


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