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IFTD Voters Hail the “Chief” from Smith Optics


WHEN YOU LOOK at performance eyewear for fly fishing, the truth is, a lot of companies come and go. They say they’re going to make a big splash—sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. Scant few stand the test of time. … more

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New Sunglasses from Smith Optics

The Tenet is the first of two new additions to Smith Optics’s Techlite Polarized Glass collection. This style features the exceptional optical clarity and performance of the Techlite Glass lens. Additional goodies like smooth action spring hinges and rubber-like Megol temple and nose pads keep the fit light and snug. The more

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Costa Del Mar Releases 580P Lens and Two New Models

The big news coming out of Costa this year is their new 580P lens. The new Costa 580P lens is a super lightweight, impact resistant, injected polycarbonate alternative to Costa’s existing 580 glass lens. All of the patented Costa 580 … more

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NexStraps Eyewear Retainers

NexStraps were created around one simple concept: never losing your eyewear again.  They’re designed to keep your eyewear firmly in place while you’re fly fishing on your favorite stream or flat or kayaking down the Snake River.  Made with comfortable … more

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New Polarized Optics from Kaenon

This is a unisex aviator style frame with Kaenon’s polarized SR-91 lenses. They feature durable, hypoallergenic metal alloy frames, embedded Variflex temple tips and comfortable Air Bag nose pads. The Sequence is available in Gold with Copper12 or Grey12 lenses and Black Chrome with Grey12 lenses for an MSRP of more

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New Sunglasses from Fish Eyes

Fish Eyes’ Wahoo is a unisex frame that features a polycarbonate lens with built in readers. The bifocal is not visible from the front, and is also low on the lens so it won’t get in the way when not in use. Magnification powers of 1.5x, 2.0x, and 2.5x are available. Price more

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New Oakley Sunglasses for 2011

Oakley’s Scalpel combines the best of Oakley’s High Definition Optics. These sunglasses are designed to for both form and function — Oakley says “there is a reason behind every curve.” The Scalpel has a full 8.75 base curvature to open your range of view and is engineered to maintain critical clarity along the entire lens more

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Zeal Optics Sunglasses

Zeal Optics will offer several new frame designs in their PPX series for 2011.  The NXT PPX lens is both polarized and photochromatic.  The shatter-proof lens is made from ballistic material and blocks 100 percent of harmful UV rays. They … more

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Smith Introduces New Lenses for Fly Fishers

Greg Randolph introduces new sunglass lines for fly fishers from Smith Optics, including the super-light Tenet ($159-199), Precept and Scientist lines.

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