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Maui Jim Sunglasses Review
When it comes to fly fishing and the gear that’s required to catch and land that personal best fish. Usually front and center Is the rod, reel, lines and clothing. But a crucial and overlooked item is usually the eyewear, more so polarized sunglasses.
I fully admit that when I was starting out the sport of fly fishing that I was fully guilty of overlooking this much needed piece of equipment. I was also guilty of being the owner of numerus crappy pairs of sunglasses for fly fishing.
This serves as a reminder that not all sunglasses are created equal and I feel that I have had more than my share of crappy and useless sunglasses. That was until I received my first pair of Maui Jim’s.
Ok there is something about the Maui Jim’s that just stood out from all the other pairs I have ever owned before. I and I want to share my Maui Jim sunglasses review with you.
Model: Byron Bay
Frame Colour: Matte Tortoise
Lens: HCL Bronze.
UV protection one of the best features and in my opinion that all Maui Jim’s offer on all their models is UV Protection. Its known that Maui Jim Lenses block 100% of the UV rays coming your way. Really its great to know that this brand dedicated to protecting my eyes and reducing any long-term health risks that may occur from UV. Just for that alone if I was a guide on the water all day you bet; I would jump on theses glasses.
Let’s Talk Blue light or high energy visible radiation (HEV) this is less severe that UV but still a health risk to keep in mind when shopping for your new pair of sunny’s. But don’t fret all of the Maui Jim lenses featuring the Polarized Plus2 lens will remover this concern completely. Yet they still manage to keep the colour blue around you in which other brands well they are still trying to figure that out.
Other Protection this eyewear offers in which you might know are the dark adaptation features, eyewear comfort and glare reduction and general eye protection for casting those big bugs in a head on wind storm.
One of the main Reasons I choose this model for fly fishing was because of the lens featuring the super thin glass, and the fact that theses lens provides the absolute most crisp optics available period! They feature 20 -32 % thinner and lighter also scratch and solvent resistant lens. I personally really enjoy the clarity when fishing and seeing those cruising fish or the fish holding in the river that was missed before.
The frame material on any sunglasses is super important and of course all of the Maui Jim’s don’t disappoint either. The frames I tested were constructed of a lightweight injected Nylon material frame that was finished in a Matte Tortoise colour. I found both the frame and hinge to be extremely comfortable and durable while wearing and testing this product both on and off the water. Two features that I really look for in fly fishing sunglasses. I also should mention that the fit to my face with this model was suburb.
The shape of the rectangle frames complimented my facial features and again felt comfortable, along with the eye wares bridge which was saddle style and features embedded nose pads for extra comfort and slip reduction.
It’s worth mentioning how the sunglasses come with two carrying options one is a silk bag and the other is a nylon zippered case both protect your sunglasses. Let’s talk about the Maui Jim Warranty and how this warranty is considered to be on of the best warranties with in the eyewear biz.
I have found that after using the product for over a month both on the water and off the water it’s a safe bet to say we will not be going back to another eyewear any time soon. I would give this product a 9/10 rating and review.
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Upon first glance I was immediately drawn to the design of the unit. (Truthfully it was so simple and a why didn’t I think of that kind of thing). However the lidrig had its inscription on the unit and was a solid silver colour with what appeared to be a smooth finish.
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Well it’s that time again, yes every year just after news year we flock to the gym or try to break those bad habits. Even say were going to do this or that in an attempt to better ourselves.
Yes, most of us at some point in our life’s have made the famous New Year resolution, consisting of goals or will do and won’t do with some successful and many well not so
But this is a new year after all so let’s try new goals. I have personally made some goals that I wish to share with you all. They are my Fly Fishing goals. As I have never done this before in my life I thought that it would seem fitting that share with you what I mean by fly fishing goals.
I plan to Create 3 goals with in my love of fly fishing to better myself or others in 2020, I will adapt the smart goal setting system as this method is simple yet effective. For those who are unfamiliar with the smart goal system it stands for (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time).
My top three goals for fly fishing are this,
- To be on a guided destination Saltwater trip for Jacks and marlin this spring
- Enjoy every moment on the water despite catching fish or not
- To educate anglers further on specific fishery’s, equipment and guided tips through the podcast platform
Now that I have listed my goals for all to see, it’s time to put the plan into action. Let’s take goals #3 and see how to create a smart goal with this.
Specific: Educating anglers on Different fishery’s, equipment uses and guiding tips and techniques on my platform.
Measurable: To know this is achieved by when anglers download the new show guided, gather feedback from listeners.
Attainable: In order to attain this goal I will need to create a great new podcast with a sponsor who has tone of pro staff and ambassaotors as well as product that can be featured to teach anglers of some other benefits. To interview Guides with in this Space, and to partner with SA on this project.
Relevant: This goal is extremely relevant to my personal goals and that the goals of being a great Podcast host with great content to offer listeners.
Time: I will create the new show Guided for the 2020 Podcast season to be launched on the Fly fishing Insider podcast platform. Time for the new show launch is January 17th 2020.
As you can see this goal lays everything out to make it extremely easy for me to follow through and create action in offering this new show to the listeners.
I will continue the same method with the remaining two goals. This will be my 2020 top 3 fly fishing goals I would love to see and know what yours are. Best of luck to you all in 2020 with your goals of any kind.