How do I Choose the Right Fishing Glasses?

How do I Choose the Right Fishing Glasses?
The right glasses are an important part of an angler's tool kit that's often overlooked until you're out on the water. Wearing the right glasses when fishing not only makes you more comfortable, it can also improve your chances of catching fish and protect your eyes from misguided hooks. Glare reduction and safety are two main considerations when choosing fishing glasses.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Buy sunglasses that say "polarized" on the label. Polarized sunglasses have a filter that reduces glare from the water. With polarized sunglasses, you can often see into the water better than without sunglasses.
Step 2
Try the glasses on while at the store and make movement as if you are fishing. You may feel silly doing this, but by moving your head up and down you're more likely to get glasses that don't fall off while you fish.
Step 3
Examine the frames. Buy glasses with smooth frames that do not have any sharp edges or prongs that may catch on bushes--or worse, your hook.

Tips & Warnings

Buy a neck strap to attach to the sunglasses. This way, if the glasses do fall off when you're fishing, you won't lose them in the water.

Article Written By Lynn Anders

Lynn Anders has more than 15 years of professional experience working as a zookeeper, wildlife/environmental/conservation educator and in nonprofit pet rescue. Writing since 2007, her work has appeared on various websites, covering pet-related, environmental, financial and parenting topics. Anders has a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and biology from California State University, Sacramento.

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