Fishing sunglasses are some of the most important bits of kit you can have at the bank. Light can reflect off the surface of the water on even overcast days, so there’s almost always a cause for wearing a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses also help you see deeper under the water, as a large part of fly fishing is having the ability to spot your quarry under the water.
A good pair of sunglasses can aid you in your endeavour and by blocking the glare from the water and sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the ultra-violet rays that show themselves are a tight burn on the skin when overexposed, and are the rays that we are most familiar with. UVA rays are even more dangerous, as the effect of these rays isn’t clear until it is much too late to reverse it. Overexposure to bright light can seriously damage your vision over time, not to mention the fact that squinting constantly against sunlight is exhausting. In short, the importance of a quality pair of sunglasses on the bank cannot be overstated.
What Equipment Do You NEED to Start Fly Fishing?
With expert tackle brands, such as Fortis, Wychwood, and Eyelevel all producing sunglasses that have been specially designed with fly fishing in mind, there is really no excuse for not owning a quality pair. There is a whole range of styles on offer, from traditional wrap-around sports glasses to fashionable aviators, so whatever your style we have a pair of polarised glasses for you!