Fly Fishing Sunglasses
Sunglasses are some of the most important bits of kit you can have at the bank. Light can reflect of the surface of the water on even overcast days, so there’s almost always a cause for wearing a good pair of sunglasses. Not only can a quality pair of polarised sunglasses help you see deeper under the water, but they also help ensure your eyes are protected from harmful glare.
A large part of fishing is having the ability to spot your quarry under the water. This can be difficult at the best of times, but on a sunny day, without a pair of glasses, this is practically impossible. A good pair of sunglasses can aid you in your endeavour and by blocking the glare from the water you’re able to see more clearly under the surface of the water.
More importantly, both in terms of your health and your angling ability, sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. These rays are present in all forms of natural light, but they become incredibly dangerous when condensed as a glare bouncing off the surface of the water. 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. UVA rays damage deep within the dermis and can cause skin cell mutation leading to cancer.
What many people do not realise is that your eyes are just as delicate as your skin. Overexposure to bright light can seriously damage your vision overtime, 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. With expert tackle brands, such as Fortis, Wychwood, and Eyelevel all producing sunglasses that have been especially designed with fly fishing in mind, there is really no excuse for not owning a quality pair. There are 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!