How Patrick Walters Chooses Sunglasses Lens Colors

Thu, May 26, 2022

One of the most valuable tools every angler should own is a nice pair of polarized sunglasses. A quality pair of sunglasses, such as those offered by Bajio, not only cut glare drastically to help you stay visually tuned into your surroundings but also serve a primary purpose in keeping your eyes protected. With so many options for frame and lens color combinations, it can be daunting to determine which lens to use. Luckily, Bassmaster Elite Angler and Bajio sponsored pro, Patrick Walters is here to share how he chooses the right lens color for any given condition. When it comes to open water fishing, such as smallmouth angling on the Great Lakes, saltwater fishing, or days with super bright, high skies, Patrick reaches for the Bajio blue mirror lens. The green mirror is excellent for any time you have more green-colored reflection, for example on a sunny day when you're fishing down the bank, there will be more greenish reflections from trees or grass along the shoreline, or simply out mowing the lawn after a long day of fishing. A new favorite of Patrick Walters is the rose mirror finish, which he has found to be his best lens for shallow bed fishing during the springtime for its extreme glare reduction properties. During low light conditions, such as rainy or overcast days, the new violet mirror gets the nod for its ability to brighten your surroundings, even on overcast days with minimal direct sunlight.