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Seeing is believing on Tampa Bay’s inshore waters and flats. Observe most any Professional Charter Captain and you will see they all have one thing in common. They are all wearing a quality pair of polarized sunglasses. We may argue about which brand is best, what lens tint work best but we all agree seeing is a must.

I am amazed by how many charter clients I have that can’t see our target just feet from the boat! Imagine if your Captain couldn’t see snook moving along the mangroves, redfish schools on oyster bars, birds diving on Mackerel, Kingfish and Bonita. Fishing can be tuff enough let alone fishing areas void of fish.

Cutting the glare is another very important factor when searching shallow water species and keeping headaches away. Scanning the water hour after hour chasing beach Tarpon is a prime example to have quality sunglasses. Imagine missing a school of Tarpon only to see another angler hook up while you miss out.

Personally Captain Steven has Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar and Kaenon sunglasses on board. There are numerous color lens tint for low light and bright sunlight conditions. Pick a pair that works best for your application or get several as I do. It’s also very important while fishing or day to day activities to have UVA, UVB and UVC protection. Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays in critical.

A quality pair of sun classes is an investment so protect them. Invest in a micro fiber lens cloth. I have learned the hard and expensive way that using paper towels, fishing shirts will scratch lens. A leash is also important as to not drop your glasses or loss them while on the water. Trust me I have seen client’s expensive designer glasses slip off their face in the hot sun then spend time trying to retrieve them vs. enjoying the day.

If you need prescription sunglasses like Captain Steven have no fear as many quality glasses are available in RX.

Captain Steven Markovich

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters | On The Mark Charters

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