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The Right Lens Color for Fishing

We all know how important polarized sunglasses are to success in fly fishing. But the color of the lenses you choose play a big factor in how well your sunglasses work. You can learn more about that here, in a recent story by Gink & Gasoline. 

Best Fishing Sunglasses of 2021

I had the chance to review a ton of new sunglasses this summer, testing them out in a variety of fishing situations. My reviews on all the shades can be found here. It includes details on new products from Smith and Costa, among other notable brands. Give it a read here.

Costa Updates 'Untangled' Collection

Costa's Untangled collection of sunglasses is made from recycled fishing nets - something Costa says is the leading cause of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. They launched the Untangled line of glasses in 2018, and in 2021, we're getting updated frames and styles. Below is a press release from Costa about this new collection. For more than 38 years...

Smith Launches Guide's Choice XL Sunglasses

Smith Optics has long been one of the leading brands in eyewear for anglers across the world. They've recently upgraded one of their flagship models - the Guide's Choice - to the Guide's Choice XL. Featuring a larger design to help you get the most sun protection possible, the Guide's Choice XL also sport new hinges that ensure a better, more comfortable...

Father's Day 2021 Gift Guide

The folks over at Fly Fisherman Magazine put together their gift guide for Father's Day in 2021. The guide features everything from fly rods to whiskey, so you're sure to find something here that your dad or husband will appreciate. Read the guide in full here.

Gear: Costa Launches PRO Sunglasses

Costa has a devoted following in the fly fishing world, and for good reason - they make a great product. While I don't own a pair of Costas myself, I've borrowed a few from friends when my go-to shades were left behind. I've always loved them, and I'm really excited to try out their new PRO collection. You can get all the details on the PRO sunglasses from...

Hatch Magazine: Gear We Love Right Now

Hatch Magazine semi-regularly puts out lists of great gear that its writers are using - gear that may not necessitate a full-blown review by itself. Often, these are the accessories and accoutrements of fly fishing, and the outdoors in general. In their latest edition, Hatch goes over some new sunglasses from Smith, Scott's new Centric, and a few other...

Dragon Eyewear Launches Fishing Collection

Dragon Eyewear is excited to announce its first-ever line of fishing sunglasses featuring H20 floatable technology. The Reel X LL Polar, Tidal X LL Polar, Shore X LL Polar and Vessel X LL Polar are now available on the Dragon website. The new collection offers something for every type of angler, with all day comfort for long days on the water and...

Bajio Offers New Vision for Fly Fishing

Kirk Deeter, over at Angling Trade, penned this great piece about a new fly fishing sunglasses company, Bajio. The company is headed by Al Perkinson, the former marketing director at Costa del Mar. You can read all of Deeter's comments here.

Best Fly Fishing Sunglasses

As someone who fishes roughly 150 days a year, I deeply appreciate a good pair of sunglasses. Keeping my eyes in good health is important, especially since I'm not yet 30 and already have hearing loss. So this piece from Evan Garda in Fly Lords about the best fly fishing sunglasses is a timely, and important, article. Give it a read here.