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#11702985 - 07/03/16 06:05 PM sunglasses
Ryno Offline
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Registered: 04/15/04
Posts: 1579
Loc: Haslet, TX
I was at Academy today looking at costas today and the people there knew nothing about the color of lenses or anything like that. From what I can tell the blue lenses are more versatile?

I have a gift card to spend or i'm not sure it's worth $200 for fishin glasses but maybe they do make a difference? I personally don't know but would love some advice one way or the other.
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#11702991 - 07/03/16 06:10 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
FlaNative Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 469
Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
I picked up a pair of Costa C-Mates readers at the Skeeter Owners tournament at Fork for $20 off (still $169). I got the Fisch model in a gray lens. They are without a doubt the most comfortable pair of sunglasses I've worn. In a couple of trips since I got them I've noticed that I seem to be seeing small bait fish clearer than with my Typhoon Mariner readers ($85). The venting in the frames also seems to reduce fogging when I'm wearing my buff, but it didn't totally eliminate it. I now have 3 pairs of Mariners and one pair of Costas and the Costas are my go-to pair for fishing. The Mariners are my daily wear for driving and bumping around, primarily because I want the Costas to last a while.


Edited by FlaNative (07/03/16 06:11 PM)
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#11703171 - 07/03/16 09:03 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
Jiff7210 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 126
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
Costas are a game changer. Definitely worth the money. I know you have a gift card but you can get them very cheap on eBay. Just make sure they are authentic and from a good seller.

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#11703285 - 07/03/16 10:31 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
Ryno Offline
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Registered: 04/15/04
Posts: 1579
Loc: Haslet, TX
what color of lenses is my question......is one more versatile than the other?
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#11703321 - 07/03/16 10:56 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4030
Loc: somervell county
Go to costadelmar.com and you will find everything you need to know from what model fits what size head to the pros and cons to different lens colors. Everything!
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#11703330 - 07/03/16 10:59 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
AustinS Offline
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Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 118
Loc: East TX
+1 on the website. I personally prefer the blue lenses but just because I wear them all the time and like that tint best. You can't go wrong with a pair of Costas. Money well spent.
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#11703371 - 07/03/16 11:51 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7264
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
IMO green mirror is most versatile. I have work these on cloudy days and very sunny days and they do great now the blue mirror ones are what I wear 90% of time in summer and winter when ur fishing bright skies with lots of glare off the water

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#11703562 - 07/04/16 08:06 AM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
67TexasTBend Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 79
Loc: Texas
Go to the link below and check out the lens chart on the lower left side, and hit the learn button for more details. The blue lens is for harsh light, offshore. Lots of info on there.

https://www.costadelmar.com/shop/sunglasses

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#11704381 - 07/04/16 06:19 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
ABit Offline
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Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
I really like my green lenses on my Costas. I have taken them to the beach with me and they have worked well. I primarily fish freshwater though. I also have a pair of Oakleys with shallow water lenses but they aren't as clear as the Costas. I wear my Oakleys daily and use my Costas when on the water.
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#11704469 - 07/04/16 07:50 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
Ken Starling Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 2765
Loc: lake tawakoni
If you are going to get one pair, the lense I recommend is the Green Mirror or Copper. The Green is a Copper base lense which will be better for Freshwater fishing as well in low light conditions. I personally wear Blue Mirror pretty much all days, unless it is rainy or overcast. The blue mirror is mainly for off shore fishing and bright blue skies. You will not be sorry for choosing Costa, lifetime warranty on the frames. The clarity is bar none. You will not experience the eye fatigue that you would with cheaper glasses.

Make sure to try on several pairs to get the style that fits best. That is the main complaint we here when working shows, these hurt my head, etc.....

If you have a Bass Pro close, go there and they are normally more knowledgable , then go to Academy to get the pair you picked out.
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#11704500 - 07/04/16 08:09 PM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1108
Loc: Lufkin Texas
580g blue and 580g green. I choose blue when I'm not trying to see fish. Green is my favorite for sight fishing.

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#11704861 - 07/05/16 08:08 AM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
RBO Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 557
Loc: Newton, TX USA
Don't overlook Silver mirror.

Underrated option. Especially for sight fishing. 2% more light transmission than Green or Blue with the same high contrast copper base lens.

It's my personal favorite for all around wear.
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#11704873 - 07/05/16 08:21 AM Re: sunglasses [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
007. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 867
Loc: Plano, Texas
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
580g blue and 580g green. I choose blue when I'm not trying to see fish. Green is my favorite for sight fishing.


This works for me as well. 580G green in the springtime and 580G blue the rest of the year.

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#11704882 - 07/05/16 08:27 AM Re: sunglasses [Re: RBO]
TBassYates Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6113
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
Originally Posted By: RBO
Don't overlook Silver mirror.

Underrated option. Especially for sight fishing. 2% more light transmission than Green or Blue with the same high contrast copper base lens.

It's my personal favorite for all around wear.


You are right. My son in law has ordered about 5 pair of Costa's on Ebay and these were laying around the house and I put them on and really like them. I have tried his others with the Blue and Green lenses and like the Silver maybe better than those. Can't wait to try them on the water since I have BORROWED them for a while.
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#11704960 - 07/05/16 09:17 AM Re: sunglasses [Re: Ryno]
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1346
Loc: Denton
580G Green Mirror for me. They are awesome!
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