Our Lenses

 



IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT YOUR SEE!
As you may know by now, our whole line of fishing sunglasses are polarised.
Polarised lenses reduce glare and eye strain, while still delivering 100% UVA/B/C
protection. All of our lenses are tested by our manufacturer in an independent lab to
make sure they are compliant with all US, EU and other international UV standards
to block 100% UVA/B/C rays.
Each batch of our polarised lenses are also tested for effectiveness and were
specifically chosen due to their lightweight design, and high performance for all of
your activities!
Our lenses are made of either TAC or Polycarbonate, both lens materials have a
place in our line up due to their unique properties.
Do polarised glasses help fishing?
Polarised lenses offer the best protection while fishing because they work to cut
glare, which helps avoid eye strain and unnecessary squinting. The best-polarised
fishing sunglasses will help you see beyond the surface of the water, allowing you
to seamlessly spot your next big catch.
TAC LENS TECHNOLOGY
Triacetate Cellulose (TAC) polarised lenses feature a new lens technology
formulated for superior visual and polarisation clarity. They have a scratch coating
and block 100% harmful UV rays up to 400 nanometers. These lenses are very
lightweight and highly impact resistant.
PC LENS TECHNOLOGY
Polycarbonate lenses are highly resistant to ballistic impact, they won't shatter, and
are ten times stronger than glass or standard plastic, making them ideal for children,
safety lenses, and physical activity. Lightweight and thinner than glass lenses,
polycarbonate is more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
However, PC is expensive to create, making these lenses more expensive than both
glass and plastic. But the investment in your lenses is worthwhile.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR EYES WHEN FISHING?
We take eye protection seriously: as much as 50% of lifetime UV damage to your
eyes occurs when not wearing sunglasses, causing terrible long term ailments. TAC

polarised sunglasses for fishing help shield your eyes from the sun's harmful UV
rays.
FACT: The UV treatment applied to lenses does not cause them to appear dark or
tinted. The dark or grey coloured tint is to provide comfort to the eyes when
outdoors.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF POLARISED LENSES?
UV 400 Protection - 100% UVA/B/C protection
They provide 100% protection against UVA, UVB & UVC rays.
Polarised - Reduce eye strain & glare
Light waves travel in different directions: vertical light helps us to see but horizontal
light creates glare which restricts our vision. Glare is created when light rays bounce
off a horizontal shiny surface such as water, sand, snow, or roads.
Polarised lenses allow IN the vertical light providing us with clear vision but they also
have a special filter to keep OUT and absorb the horizontal light caused by glare.

Durable - Multi-layered for scratch; shatter resistance
Along with our unbreakable frame material, we chose a lens technology that is also
virtually unbreakable and highly impact resistant.
Are mirrored lenses better than polarised?
The difference between the two types of lenses is that while polarised lenses
remove glare from hard, reflective surfaces, mirrored lenses reduce glare from
water, metal and other hard surfaces. Mirrored lens sunglasses also have a
coating that's more resistant to wear.
What is sight fishing?
Sight-fishing means that you see the fish first and try to coax it to eat your fly, bait,
or lure... Those entering fly fishing from conventional bass fishing are more than
likely already familiar with the term sight-fishing. When folks sight-fish for bass it's
often done in shallow water when the fish are spawning.

OUR LENS COLOUR CHOICES
Lens technologies over the past 20 years have rapidly and greatly evolved. Today,
we have many different options to choose from, making it much easier to find the
right lens to suit our needs perfectly. Many brands are going out of their way to not
only compete on quality, comfortability and style but how relevant their product is

with regards to the needs of their clients. That is why in order to make full use of the
wide range of lens options out there, it is important to determine which one is right
one for you!
Wearing the wrong sunglasses can negatively affect the level of pleasure derived
from any activity, especially those that take place outdoors. But don’t you fret, we
have compiled a list of all the different lens options and their benefits; all you have to
do is sit back, relax and be prepared to improve your viewing experience.
To increase versatility in our sunglasses line, and to offer our customers a wider
choice to suit their fishing needs we produced a selection of different colour and type
combinations of lenses to fit each frame in our lineup.
STANDARD LENS CHOICE
Whieldon fly fishing frames are designed with a particular instance in mind. Where
are customers going to use them? Each frame style has been chosen for a particular
use; our standard lens choice is what lens type and coloration we fit our frames with
for that specific use and price range.
But ultimately we want to offer diversity in our line. You may prefer a different lens
colourisation in your frame that suits your needs better. Tailoring your sunglasses
choice experience.
AMBER LENS
What colour lens is best for freshwater fishing? Amber / brown lens tints are
helpful in low-light conditions because they make an environment appear brighter.
They also enhance contrast and depth perception and are great for overcast, hazy
and foggy conditions. Also, these lens tints block blue light.
GREY LENS
Grey lenses are in demand because they are dark enough to make those
annoyingly bright sunny days more contrasted. These lenses are described by
scientists to be “colour – neutral” meaning that they are able to cut down the
brightness significantly but do not distort the colours you see. This is especially good for water sports.
GREEN LENS
Green coloured lenses are colour neutral. So if you are worried about that annoying glare, then fear not as these lenses are specifically made to cut though glare. They are known as the ultimate fishing companions, this is mainly attributed to the contrast and added visual depth that they bring to the table. Even though this colour is known to alter the colour balance, it will not affect your ability to spot fish whilst on the water.
YELLOW LENS
Yellow lens tints are helpful in low-light conditions because they make an
environment appear brighter. They also enhance contrast and depth perception and
are great for overcast, hazy and foggy conditions. Also, these lens tints block blue
light.

MIRROR COATED LENSES
What is the benefit of mirrored sunglasses?
The lenses typically give the wearer's vision a brown or grey tint. The mirror coating
decreases the amount of light passing through the tinted lens by a further 10–60%,
making it especially useful for conditions of sand, water, snow, and higher altitudes.
Mirrored sunglasses are one-way mirrors.
AMBER LENS WITH GREEN MIRRORED COATING
What is the best colour polarised lens for fishing?
Green Mirror Front Lens, Amber Inside Lens – polarised glasses with these lenses
are ideal for inshore and shallow water fishing. This is the best colour combo for
sight fishing on the flats.
AMBER LENS WITH RED MIRRORED COATING
What are red lenses in glasses for?
Amber lens sunglasses with red mirrors offer comfort and help the eyes adjust to
contrast... Great for increasing depth of field and vision, these amber tinted lenses
provide enhanced visibility. A favourite lens tint among alpine users and anglers that
fish in areas with a lot of cover. Sunglasses with red lenses reduce eye strain by
blocking blue light.
GREY LENS WITH BLUE MIRRORED COATING
What are grey lenses good for?
Gray sunglass lenses are a very popular lens tint because they are suitable on both
cloudy and sunny days, providing anti-fatigue benefits and overall protection from
glare – especially glare shining off water.
Meanwhile what colour lens is best for boating? The answer is Blue. The blue
mirror tint lens is ideal for offshore boating and fishing in deep water where cutting
glare in bright sun is the priority.
GREY LENS WITH GOLD MIRRORED COATING

The Grey lenses with a choice of Yellow Mirror tint colour combination is best
suited for super bright, sunny days where there are high contrast lighting conditions.
It should be mentioned that the mirrored lenses have the added benefit of reducing
glare
The lenses improve depth perception and increase the distinction of contours. Great
on sunny days with increased contrast and fishing deeper waters.
PHOTOCHROMIC / TRANSITION LENSES
Can you use photochromic / transition lenses for fishing? Transitions will adjust
to the light conditions. In very bright light, they are the complete sunglasses. In
cloudy or overcast days they will darken. They are fantastic for fishing in all
conditions.
TRANSITION LENS YELLOW-AMBER/BROWN
By far the most versatile all round lens in our catalogue.
Transitions will adjust to the light conditions. In very bright light, they will be a
complete pair of sunglasses. The Amber/ brown lens tints will kick in. They enhance
contrast and depth perception and block blue light.
On cloudy or overcast days they will darken. They are fantastic for fishing in all
conditions the transitions will change to a Yellow lens tint. This is helpful in low-light
conditions because they make an environment appear brighter. They also enhance
contrast and depth perception and are great for overcast, hazy and foggy conditions.
TRANSITION LENS GREY - DARK GREY
Transitions will adjust to the light conditions. In very bright light, they will be a
complete pair of sunglasses. On cloudy or overcast days they will darken.
Grey photochromic lenses are in demand because they are dark enough to make
those annoyingly bright sunny days more contrasted. These lenses are described by
scientists to be “colour – neutral” meaning that they are able to cut down the
brightness significantly but do not distort the colours you see. This is especially good
for water sports.