Which Kaenon's for inshore sight fishing ?

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  1. UnReel

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    Got a pait of Maui Jim Volcanos with the dark gray lenses that I love to wear inshore and offshore but I've been wanting to try a pair of Kaenon glasses for sight fishing the skinny water (corbina, spotfin and butt's). Looking at the rose or amber lense but I'm not sure which frame is best suited for keeping out the most amount of light around the edges when sight fishing. Any info appreciated.

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    I haven't messed with any other color lenses. I just wear the grey 12. The darkest they have.
    Try the Guage or the Core's. They block the sides pretty well.
     
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    I have the Jettys i love those in the water I take both pairs on board my boat the Maui's and the Kaenons
     
  4. UnReel

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    Damn forgot to check back in. I ended up getting the Hard Cores with black frame, large lens and copper color lense. they look like these.

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    They fit great, are light weight and the copper lense is killer. Objects in the water just pop out and are very visable. Cant wait to use them for sight fishing.

    Oh ya, customer service was great as well.
     
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    If you dont mind me asking, about how much did they run? I would use them for the same application so I'd like to hear how they work out for you.
     
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    id say about 2 bills
     
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    I believe they run $209. About the same as my MJ Volcanos. I like my MJ Volcanos still but these KHC glasses are giving them a run for the money. One thing I like about the Kaenons is the way the large lense fills in around my face. Almost no light comes in from around the frames. Thats a big pluss when sight fishinf. Looking at the water for the first time was a trip, like I mentioned before, the copper lenses make everything pop, san bars, drop offs, fish ect.
     
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    Any model with wide side pieces to block light from the side is good. Best all around contrast lens is the copper which is what I have. If you want the best definition in very low light only the yellow is great. Wear the yellow in bright light and it will suck the eyeballs right out of your head.
     
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    Whoa... gonna be a minute before I can pick up a pair of those. WalMart Renegade's are gonna have to do for the time being. Any of the local shops carry them?
     
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    Ya they are not toss around glasses forsure but you have to see the difference between a o.k pair of glasses and a great pair of glasses. As I've herd before, how much are your eyes worth to you ?
     
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    Kaenon had a sample sale last week at there location in Costa Mesa - they were dumping all shades for $40 or less - I picked up 3 more pairs of Lewi's G12 - just knowing I'm going to continue to donate them back to the sea.
     
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    RealVeal, what are the cross streets and do you know if they are planning on doing it again? That sounds like an epic deal.
     

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