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#11527723 - 04/07/16 01:09 PM Lens Color
dn1016 Offline

Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 65
Loc: Rowlett, TX
I am going to break down and buy a pair of quality fishing glasses. Leaning towards Costa, but I am not sure what lens color would be best for everyday bass fishing in East Texas. Based on your experiences, what would be the best colored lens if I am only going to buy one pair?

Thank you in advance for your help!

#11527734 - 04/07/16 01:13 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 46456
Loc: Houston, TX
Green mirror over copper or Silver mirror over copper.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#11527750 - 04/07/16 01:18 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Scagnetti Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 27509
Loc: Dallas
I've had both the blue mirror and copper and I've liked both

If you are looking for a good deal on Costas, I'd contact thomas_z71 on here

I've bought from him before and he's a good guy to work with. Here is one of his ads.

#11527752 - 04/07/16 01:18 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Accutrigger33 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/17/07
Posts: 696
Loc: Aledo/Lake Fork
just buy you a pair of Kaenons with the c12 lens and you are welcome!

#11527778 - 04/07/16 01:27 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
DaveS Offline

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 70
If you're going to have one pair, copper or brown has been the most versatile for me.

#11527824 - 04/07/16 01:43 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2141
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Definitely green mirror/copper for typical Texas lakes. I fished with only that model Costa for years, didn't see a lot of need for anything else. Some will make a big deal about the weight of the glass lenses, but my opthamologist is a firm believer in the 580G for its optical quality. The 580G is thinner than prior glass lenses, and I don't really have any issue with weight. The plastic scratches a LOT easier and is cheaper for a reason...

Edited by Flippin-Out (04/07/16 01:44 PM)

#11527898 - 04/07/16 02:20 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
KickerFish29 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 2585
Loc: Eagle Mtn,Texas
Green mirror
Wesley Wyatt

#11527930 - 04/07/16 02:37 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
photofishin Offline

Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 141
Loc: Houston, Texas
the chart is pretty accurate. I have a set of blue lenses I use for offshore. I have prescription Maui Jims in copper for everything else. Suggestion if you choose Costa's...try on several different pairs as the types vary as to how they fit you...example, the blackfin may fit you well, but not necessarily the Fisch.

#11527932 - 04/07/16 02:39 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Mudshark Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 37799
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Silverr mirror of course!


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#11527958 - 04/07/16 02:52 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4224
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
The best all around lens if you ask me, is amber or copper. I definitely wear amber more often than not. I suggest you try on each pair because each person's eyes are different.

Edited by bigbass94 (04/07/16 02:53 PM)
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#11528084 - 04/07/16 04:13 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1170
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Amber is no longer offered in most of Costas lenses. I used to use amber but have switched to green mirror copper. I have not tried the new glass lenses but the old glass was to heavy for me. I prefer the plastic lenses and have not had a problem with scratching.

#11528189 - 04/07/16 05:31 PM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Duck_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 13645
Loc: North Texas
I have Amber, which would be most comparable to copper on that chart. I love them (500g). For blue bird days, I would prefer to have one of the other shades but I have some other cheap polarized lenses that are darker for those days if it bothers me. I'm planning on buying a pair of blue or green this summer for that reason, but the amber lenses are great, even on blue bird days.
Alternate on the

#11529058 - 04/08/16 07:28 AM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
bassfshin24 Offline

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 165
Loc: Roseville, MN
I would go with either Silver mirror or Green mirror. I would say the Silver mirror is the best all around lens out there. I have both. Green is great for bright sunny days but is a littler dark for my liking when it is low light conditions. I find myself wearing the silver mirror most of the time. But like I said when the sun comes out I'll put on those green mirror. But for sure get one of the mirrors and not just the standard lens.

#11529110 - 04/08/16 08:11 AM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
dn1016 Offline

Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 65
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Thank you all for your feedback!

#11529149 - 04/08/16 08:35 AM Re: Lens Color [Re: dn1016]
Techsan4 Offline

Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 54
Silver mirror without a doubt if you are only going to have one pair.

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