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Old 04-09-2004, 02:28 AM
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Well, I finally did it....

I knew I would eventually...... I lost my $200 Maui Jim's and after months of searching, I've given up looking for them...

The next pair will be a decent pair of $25.00 fishing glasses.

Does anyone have a brand or a link to a retailer of decent quality glasses???

Many thanks, Hooper
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Old 04-09-2004, 07:24 AM
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I just purchased a pair of Costa Del Mar Killer Waves from a sunglass retailer on Ebay for $100.00.
You may want to look there?
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:40 AM
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If it were me I'd bite the bullet and fork over another 200. I love the Maui Jims. Your eyes are worth it.
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:18 AM
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For years, I've only used Strike King glasses sold at Walmart. I like the kind with the little windows on the side shades. I took a pair to one of those fancy kiosks at the mall where they had the little light meters that showed how great their $$$ glasses were. I stuck my $11.00 Strike King glasses under it and it came out as good as their expensive ones. They weren't happy. The only downside is they tend to scratch. I always keep 3 pair. The newest ones go in my car. When they get a little scratched, they go to the boat. The pair that was in the boat goes to the tackle box as my emergency spare and the tacklebox pair goes in the garbage. I'll do this a few times each year and if I ever loose a pair, I'm only going to cry $11.00 worth, not $$$ worth.
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:30 AM
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It don't get any better than glass Maui Jims. Spring the 250 and treat yourself. But this time KEEP UP WITH THEM!!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:43 AM
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I have a cheap pair of polarized glasses called, "flying fisherman". In terms of vision only will I see thru the ocean noticably more if I spend more money? I tend to sit on or lose stuff, like sunglasses. Would consider the extra money only if actual performance was better. I could care less abou the fashion value.
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:30 PM
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Maui Jims are the way to go. The cost more but your eyes are woth them.. I have two pairs and they are great. You can where them all day and have no problems with them...I have a Garmin 2006C and with these glasses have no problem reading the screen... I have had other glasses and you get what you pay for. In clear water you can look down and see the fish grab your bait.. Would not own another pair.


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Old 04-10-2004, 08:43 AM
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What Scott Dade said. If you don't want to shell out the big bucks for Maui's again,
the Fly Fisherman are the way to go. $20 at sports authority.

Otherwise Costa is probably the best bang for the buck. I have Ocean Waves, Maui's and Costa's, and while I still use them all for differnet applications the Maui's are tough to beat.
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:57 AM
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Like Sean and scottdade, I also gave the Fly Fisherman glasses a whirl. Like yourself, I lost a pair of pricier glasses.
On the flats, searching for fish, I have found nothing wrong with the function of the lense. You might be able to point a finger at the quality of the frames.
There are a number of different styles, I beleive they also have a website.
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:21 AM
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I would recommend costa del mar. Of course, I am a costa dealer so if you're interested let me know.
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:23 PM
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For the money flying fishermens are hard to beat. I have tried my buddies costa''s and cant see the difference on the water or in the water.
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:58 AM
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take a look at these they have glass lens and are great i have 5 pair . i looked for years for a good cheap pair . these are it .everybody that has put them on has bought a pair as ther primary or a spare . i keep a pair in my cars and boats. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...001&hasJS=true . if that does not work they are the cabelas brand aviator for about 19.00 .give them a try
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:19 PM
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Flying fisherman hands down - High price performance for about $25.
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:47 PM
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sea striker makes good glasses for under $25.00
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Old 04-13-2004, 03:11 PM
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I'D RECCOMMEND AZORES EYEWEAR, 60-65 DOLLARS. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM AT WWW.NEANGLING.COM
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Old 04-13-2004, 03:45 PM
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I've got the Maui Jims now. They are hard to beat, but check the Ray-Ban website. They are making polarized lenses now. They look good.
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:13 PM
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Hey Quint-

Do you like those Azores glasses? They look pretty good for the money...
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:13 PM
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I have a pair of the ray bans and they are okay, not anything like my costas though. Not worth the money in my opinion.

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Old 04-13-2004, 10:31 PM
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I have a pair of Maui Jim's I use for driving and a pair of Costa's for fishing. I thought they both were unbeatable until I happened to win a pair of Sea Strikers as a door prize somewhere....tag on them said $18. Can't say anything bad about them except they are a little bit bulky....
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:13 PM
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Hey Hooper,

I do like the Azores. They are good quality, and a great price. I think the website is www.azoreseyewear.com
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