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05 Jun 2017
by CARPology
Lenz Optics Discover Coosa Sunglasses
With top-notch German lenses and lightweight, rugged frames, the Discover range of glasses from Prologic fits the bill for us carpers, right? Here’s everything you need to know...

What’s the item of tackle that Terry Hearn would make a U-turn for if he forgot? Polarising sunglasses. That says it all, doesn’t it? If that man values his so highly, then so should you. Why? Well, the quickest way to succeed in carp fishing is to find your fish. Spotting them becomes soooo much easier when you can cut out the glare that reflects back off the water’s surface, and that’s precisely what polarising glasses do. Seeing exactly what your crafty quarry is up to makes ALL the difference, but how do you go about choosing the right pair? Well, the Lenz Discover range from Prologic is a good starting point, if you’re after top-end specs; here’s why…

1. Zeiss Lenses

That’s right, top German manufacturer of all things optical, Carl Zeiss makes the lenses for these glasses. When you strip back all the paraphernalia, quality lenses are the absolute key to an effective pair of polarising glasses, and these are top-notch. The lenses are made from polycarbonate, which makes them lightweight and scratch resistant.

2. Side Shields

Second only to lens quality is the degree to which your glasses cut out light sneaking in around the sides. On the ‘Discover Spotter’ models you have a clever system for doing just that. They come with detachable leather side shields that help to ensure that the only light you see, comes in through the polarising lens, making them comfortable and effective.

3. UV Protection

You might not think it for six-months of the year, but we can get some seriously hot, clear weather in the UK, and you need to take care if you’re out fish spotting in the summer. Thankfully, the Lenz range offers 100% UV protection, helping you to take care of your most valuable assets.

4. Lens Colour Choices

Depending on the light conditions that you’re faced with, you might want a couple of pairs of glasses, with different coloured lenses. The yellow lenses will help boost your vision on a dull day, whereas the grey lenses, for instance, will reduce the harsh intensity of high summer, making them comfortable to wear all day. The Discover range also includes blue and copper lenses.

5. Robust Frames

Carp angling takes its toll on kit, so it’s essential that your glasses can survive being dropped from trees, sat on when they slip inside the sleeping bag, or kicked around the floor of the boat. The TR90 frame that Prologic uses for this range has been designed to offer such resilience. Couple this with the tough polycarbonate lenses and you’ve got one rugged pair of specs. “GIMME”: Around £129.99; prologicfishing.com

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