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Old 03-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default What color lenses for sight fishing?

I'll be chasing the cobes this year and was wondering which color lenses are the best for sight fishing off the beaches?
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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I prefer Costa 580 amber mirror on sunny days, and just 580 amber without mirror on overcast days...
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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ive got 400 green tint thats like night and day
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Grey lense with a great reflective coating.
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amber inshore, grey offshore...supposedly
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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It doesn't matter what color you use, as long as it's amber.
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Costa's Amber 580's
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:13 PM   #8
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I wear vermillion Costas for sight fishing reds and have found that the vermillion lenses also work amazingly for spotting cobia!!!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
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I agree that the proper color lenses probably make a difference, but you 'gotta have that eye' to spot a cobia in the first place.

I bought some sunglasses on the Internet($10+ 'free' pair) and they work just fine.

I use them when sight fishing from the beach and see quite well.

Now; need some fish to look at. C2
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:07 PM   #10
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personal preference i guess. I was always to match the lens with the color of the bottom if you can see it, and the color of the water when deeper. Personally I have used amber, blue and gray in all conditions and really couldnt telll much of a difference.
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