Costa™ Brine 400 Polarized Sunglasses
- Unbeatable combination of function, fashion, and value
- Hard-core nylon frames
- Co-molded Hydrolite™ temples
- Non-slip fit, even in extreme temperatures
- Vents on each side for cool comfort and minimal fogging
- 100% polarized
- 100% UV protection
About your Costa lenses:
- Green Mirror for variable sun conditions, inshore and offshore fishing
- Blue Mirror for bright sun, offshore fishing, and most water sports.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTcollegemom Great Fishing Sunglasses The Green Mirror 400 Brines are great fishing sunglasses, as well as wonderful for everyday use. The make everything look like you are viewing it in HD! September 30, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by outdoorsman14 best sunglasses ever i bought these for my birthday and i went fishing , so i could see all of the carp and bass moving in water the best sunglasses ever July 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by arenapkp26 Greatest Ever I have owned Oakley's but they do not compare to Costa Del Mar's. I have owned my set for over 5 years. I fish on the rivers of TN, and offshore in the Everglades of FL, and they work great for both. Last year the rubber ear pieces started coming off and I sent them in for the lifetime warranty. They didn't repair them they sent me a brand new pair. I cracked the lense on my new pair, they won't replace them because it;s not covered under warranty, so I am just going to buy a new pair. They truely are better than any other company out there. April 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassboy09 great glasses these are great for offshore or inshore. for salt and freshwater and they keep the sun out of your eyes March 21, 2009
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Details:Which SKU is the largest pair? I would prefer a blue or green mirrow lens in the Costa Del Mar Brand, but if not, then what do you recommend?
A:They are pretty much one size fits all with Costa. But they are amazing. Any color lens is good as long as you get the upper tier lens.
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A:The widest frame made so far in the Costa Del Mar brand is the Fisch sunglass. The arms of the frame may not be the thickest, but they are very wide. The Permit or the Wave Killer, in my opinion, would be the 2nd widest. The Permit and the Fisch would provide better all-around coverage than the Wave Killer though.
I would recommend a Green Mirror for any type of shallow water fishing, sight fishing, flats fishing, fishing shallow streams, etc..
Blue Mirror lenses are best for deeper water or deep sea fishing.
A:Sight fishing is just that you fish by Sight. You cast where the fish are hitting bait or bedded in the floor. Depending upon where your fishing it's easier than others. When fishing in TN it's a little bit tougher to sight fish becasue of the merky water, but you can still see fish flashing across the water the glasses cut the glare off the water completely out. In S. Florida it easier because the water is much clearer, with these glasses I have been able to look down to the bottom of the Gulf 10 to 15 feet and watch the fish hit the bait.
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A:Just as it sounds. It's a method of fishing where the fisherman can see the fish they are after. Muddy water doesn't help at all. You need somewhat clear water to be able to sight fish properly.
Usually sight fishermen have a stand on their boat or a chair that sits very high up, requiring a ladder to get to it on some boats. The higher up you are the further you can see and the better you can see. If you ever ride in a helicopter and fly out over the ocean, you can see almost perfectly into the water, and that's the same purpose these stands and high chairs on the boats are used for.
The color lens you use also effects the way you see into the water.
Amber lenses help when sight fishing the most because it is the perfect lens for brighening up colors and spotting the fish better.
The Gray lenses help more or less with deep water and bright light conditions--like being way out in the ocean where there is glare all around you.
Most importantly you need something polarized. It doesn't matter what kind of lens color you have if it is not polarized. Polarization cuts down on glare, which is the reflection of the sun, which bounces off the water and makes it hard to see into the water.
All Costa Del Mar's are polarized, and the pair shown above in the picture is amber, so it's perfect. The only way you could do better is to get a glass lens. Glass lenses help the most with clarity and the scratch resistance is phenominal.
Hope I helped.
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