How to Choose Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

How to Choose Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

How to Choose Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

No matter your style of fishing, they all require one similarity. Whether you’re bait, fly, or sight fishing, you’ll need a pair of polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.

See clearly and avoid reflective lighting from the water when you’re on a boat, on the dock, or by the shoreline with sport sunglasses made for outdoor leisure activities like fishing and sailing.

But what features should you look for when selecting the best polarized sunglasses for fishing?


How do polarized sunglasses help fishing?

Polarized sunglasses reduce the glare that occurs when light reflects off surfaces such as the water beneath your boat or around you.

At RE Ranger, our legacy was built on decades of integrity, quality, and performance through our cutting-edge tints from Ranger that expanded from clay shooting to fishing.

Ranger tints from the CLEARSIGHT™ Lens Collection , are manufactured for enhanced glare-reduction with precision lens coating technology. We apply our Hydrocoat to both sides, and an additional Bluz™ anti-reflective (AR) coating on the backside of the lens, for enhanced clarity and precision.

The benefits of CLEARSIGHT™ for fishing are:

  • Durability in a variety of conditions
  • Durability in a variety of conditions
  • Enhanced glare reduction
  • Various lens tints for any outdoor environment

Best sunglasses for fishing: polarized vs non-polarized

It’s no secret that polarized sunglasses are widely preferred among fishing and boating enthusiasts.

Polarized lenses should be highly considered when selecting sunglasses for fishing due to the highly reflective nature of water. If you plan on using your eyesight to gain an advantage when fishing, you’ll be glad to find polarized lenses just for you.

The main benefits of polarized fishing sunglasses include:

  • Block overhead and direct sunlight all day long
  • Reduce glare from the water to see clearly through reflections
  • Protect from eye fatigue that UV rays cause so you can fish even longer
  • Choice of multiple tints to help you see in outdoor water environments

The benefits that polarized sunglasses offer you significantly outweigh those from non-polarized types of sunglasses in nearly every situation around or on the water.

The best polarized sunglasses for sight and fly-fishing from RE Ranger can be found in our collection of sport sunglasses

Best lens color for fishing with polarized sunglasses

The color of your lens tint will vary depending on the environment where you plan on fishing but it can ultimately come down to preference.

Yellow lenses

Yellow lens tints are the best lenses for low light conditions in the early morning or late at night. Fishing with a lack of light is incredibly difficult and fishermen will often use yellow lenses in these situations to illuminate the area around them. If you’re looking to improve your depth-perception and sharpness of your vision during cloudy days or in low-light conditions, try a yellow lens tint.

Brown lenses

Ideal for everyday conditions and is a great option if you don’t enjoy yellow lenses but still want to enhance your visibility in low-light conditions. Brown lenses were built for versatility and can be used in a variety of environments. If you enjoy fishing year-round, then brown lenses may be the right choice for you.

Gray lenses 

Gray lenses perform the best in still-water conditions and for offshore fishing where the environment is highly reflective and the waters aren’t overly harsh. In open water environments, gray lenses can also block light reflections from the water and improve the color perception of your surroundings. If you want to cut through the glare with sunglasses for fishing, try gray lenses if you prefer a colorless lens.

Blue Flash Mirror Coating

If you’re in need of a great pair of fishing sunglasses for saltwater or deep sea fishing, consider the gray lens option from RE Ranger with an added blue flash mirror coating for additional protection from light on not so gentle open water on oceans, seas, or bays.

Lens coating of polarized sunglasses

If you want the best sunglasses for fishing, then polarized lenses with multiple layers of coating are the best defense against various outdoor lighting environments. Lenses with coating are a must-have when selecting your next pair of polarized sunglasses for fishing and come with a wide variety of benefits.

From scratch resistance and enhanced durability to glare reduction and distractions minimized. The coating of a lens is a significant reason that polarized lenses are the best sunglasses for fishing.

At RE Ranger, our polarized sunglasses are engineered to give you just that. Our lenses offer greater protection from debris and enhanced sight in high-glare environments

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