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Green Mirror vs Blue Mirror polarized lenses for surf fishing?

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Green = sunny day, but get some yellow/bronze for grey days & early evening.

Take yr safety pair if yr fly fishing at night  ...

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48 mins ago, frazerp said:

Green = sunny day, but get some yellow/bronze for grey days & early evening.

Take yr safety pair if yr fly fishing at night  ...

^^^^^^^What he said.^^^^^^^^^

Also, Blue is usually best for blue water "Gulf Stream ", tropics, etc.

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2 mins ago, ReelRush said:

^^^^^^^What he said.^^^^^^^^^

Also, Blue is usually best for blue water "Gulf Stream ", tropics, etc.

This.  Green for everthing besides offshore bluewater.  I do like a nice amber for low light on trout rivers.  Think i have too many pairs of shades...  

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I'm glad this topic came up. I had the same question on which shade for which condition.  So amber is best for overcast days?

 

I have silver or chrome mirror for sunny days.

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To make it even more complicated, there is the Costa Silver mirror designed for sunrise and cloudy/low light conditions. I use those at first light and on cloudy days. The color is a yellow/amber when worn and light transmission is a relatively high 30% which explains the sunrise and cloudy day usage. 
 

Not to outdone, Maui introduced their Pink mirror lens which is designed for sunrise. They has a slight amber tone when looked through and really bright pink mirror exterior in any light. 14% light transmission, which is really only slightly more than the normal 10-12% so more regular than low light. I do not own these as I think the are more fashion than practical, even with the normal MJ polarizing tech in them 

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Polarized

green with amber lens under for most applications. I have costa and love them. 

low light cloudy I like the yellow polarized lenses no mirror.  Bought an XP’s pair at bass pro for I think about $40. I think costa and smith have them but you will pay$$$$

 

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Wait a minute.  Green mirror are meant to increase contrast to help with sight fishing.  For that they are great. But they turn everything yellow which is annoying if you don’t need it.  I have a set and use them for bonefishing.  For surf stuff, inshore boat stuff, and general use color neutral grey lenses are much nicer.   No way in hell I’d choose to wear amber lenses all day unless I’m flats fishing.

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What an amber base does is increase contrast.  It could be amber by itself or amber coated with a mirrored tint.  In Costa's case, their green mirror has an amber base and the blue mirror has a gray base.

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11 hours ago, BWalsh said:

Costa gives lens recommendations for different scenarios.  Think I have every option....:why:

Costa website actually has a veiwer that you can use to look at a schene using different lenses.

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