I recently knocked my glasses off my head into a muddy river whist retrieving a fly from a tree… so needed some replacements.I intend buying some polarised sun glasses to use while fishing and wondered if anybody had any experience of a pair they would recommend please?
Any comments appreciated.
Depends on what you want them for.I have cheap Fortis ones.Most rivers i fish aren't clear enough to sight fish.Eye protection Seeing my sighter & spoting dark depressions in the river bed.Fortis can do this so there all i need.I got some Fortis Essentials (around £16) which I'm happy with. Of course there are better glasses out there but I'm on my second pair as I lost my first ones. Wouldn't want to lose a £200+ pair.
I too use a low light lens, but OP be aware that if you have pale coloured eyes they may be too light for you in bright conditions. (Of course, you can buy an additional pair for the really bright weather of that's the case!)Costas with sunrise / low light lenses. I’ve always bought them on ebay.com (the US site) at about half the UK price. I had change out of 100 quid on my current pair and they were £199 at GAC. Whatever you end up buying, get low light lenses, absolutely indispensable.
Reg makes the point that your sunglasses are protection. That is a point that cannot be overemphasised. They protect your eyes from errant flies during a bad cast. They protect your eyes lenses from UV that cause them to age prematurely. They also protect your retinas from UV that can cause melanoma .A lot of river keepers on the chalk streams will tell you that your glasses are as important as your rod and you should be prepared to spend likewise. However, the price of Costas in Stockbridge High Street is greater than any rod I've ever owned!
Good glasses, for protection as well as visibility, are vital so get the best ones you can.