The other day my wife came home from being out with a couple friends and had a question for me.
“Barbara told me that she asked Bill if he wanted anything for Christmas in the line of fishing equipment.” she said.
She went on to explain that Barbara’s husband thought it would be difficult for her to buy him the fishing gear he really wants. I understand this completely. Anglers are some of the hardest people to buy for.
Well, Barbara went on to say that Bill felt safe if she got him a pair of fishing sunglasses. So, the question was, what kind of sunglasses should she get?
Now you have to understand, sunglasses are important in fishing. Eye protection is important when there are hooks and lures flying nearby. On a bright sunny day with the sun reflecting off the water, it can really put a strain on your eyes. A good pair of sunglasses should offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and have polarized lenses for seeing into the water. That’s really important for sight fishing and working weeds and rocks. The frames should be of the likes that block out sun hitting your eyes from the side so they need a wide side frame or wrap around lenses.
I showed my wife a pair of Fisherman Eyeware sunglasses that I have. They are the Wake style in prescription. I hate fit-over sunglasses and clip-ons. I have to have prescription glasses and really like these because not only do they have all the attributes I want in a pair of sunglasses, but also the cost of Fisherman Eyeware sunglasses is about half of what I paid for prescription sunglasses that I got from my eye doctor.
My wife relayed the information to Barbara and I hope she acts on it for one of Bill’s Christmas gifts. I know he’ll like them as much as I do.