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Anybody fish with safety glasses when they night fish? I'm looking to get on a night bite this summer. Tried a couple times towards the end of last season and didn't do well. That's besides the point though.

I'm worried about taking a lure to the eye when i'm out alone. Does anybody use safety glasses that are different than your ordinary ones? Different tint to help visibility, or maybe built in LEDs or something.

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I have a pare of yellow polarized lensed glasses that I wear at night. My main concern is a bug in the eye while I'm at top speed.

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That's definitely a valid concern. My boat tops at about 30mph, and i take it easy at night. So not something i'm too worried about.

Just wondering if anybody else takes the extra precaution to avoid hitting themselves in the eye when they set the hook too close to the boat in the dark. I know i've done it in the daytime when i'm not paying attention, and had to duck. 

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There was a post on another site a few months ago with photos of a guy with a treble hooked plug in his eye. As a former military medic I've seen some pretty nasty things, but that photo made even me a bit queezy. Please wear some type of eye protection day or night.

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Good question!

I use adjustable clear plastic shop glasses that I bought in a welding shop. They were $7 and are light and comfortable. I've had too many lures whiz past me on the water and I'm not taking any chances with my eyes. It's a gamble not using eye protection when you fish, regardless of the time of day. Sunglasses are meant for more than keeping the glare out of your eye, they're eye protection, too.

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I have a pare of yellow polarized lensed glasses that I wear at night. My main concern is a bug in the eye while I'm at top speed.

Hahaha, something about the way that is worded made me laugh. Safety glasses to avoid a bug in the eye at top speed. Hahahahahaha.

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A bug? LMAO. Try taking a duck in the eye, at night, running about 60ish. Might need a hockey helmet with a birdcage facemask.

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A bug? LMAO. Try taking a duck in the eye, at night, running about 60ish. Might need a hockey helmet with a birdcage facemask.

Actually, i ran through a group of birds one night. I was going slow enough that i didn't hit any. All i heard was wings flapping. I think they were seagulls.

I'll probably just wear some clear safety glasses or those yellow "high def" or whatever they call them. I don't have much of a problem taking a lure anywhere else when given the choice of it versus the eye.

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Any OSHA approved safety glasses will work and most are inexpensive not much more then $15.00. Most hardware stores will carry time. I have been in the metals trade for over 30 years and believe me that are impact resistant.

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Catt is the one who should answer this, he spends a lot of time night fishing.

I wear my clear prescription glasses at night, polarized sun glasses during the day. There are several hats available with LED lights built in or clipped on styles that work well, depending on the bugs where you fish.

Your depth perception is poor at night and it's easy to cast beyond where you plan and get snagged. Eye safety is important, so wear glasses. Tinted glass may reduce the available light and that may further open your eye pupil, reducing your ability to focus and your depth perception to near zero at night.

Tom

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A bug? LMAO. Try taking a duck in the eye, at night, running about 60ish. Might need a hockey helmet with a birdcage facemask.

Actually, i ran through a group of birds one night. I was going slow enough that i didn't hit any. All i heard was wings flapping. I think they were seagulls. 

My partner is the one who took the duck to the skull, I was driving and fortunately it didnt hit me because it knocked him out for a few seconds. I never even gave birds/ducks a second thought about flying around at night until that happened.

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Any OSHA approved safety glasses will work and most are inexpensive not much more then $15.00. Most hardware stores will carry time. I have been in the metals trade for over 30 years and believe me that are impact resistant.

Yeah, i have a pair of safety glasses.

I was just curious if there was a company who made some tailored for night fisherman, and how many others took the extra precaution at night. Probably wouldn't buy them as a clip on LED hat light works just fine, just curious.

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A bug? LMAO. Try taking a duck in the eye, at night, running about 60ish. Might need a hockey helmet with a birdcage facemask.

Actually, i ran through a group of birds one night. I was going slow enough that i didn't hit any. All i heard was wings flapping. I think they were seagulls.

My partner is the one who took the duck to the skull, I was driving and fortunately it didnt hit me because it knocked him out for a few seconds. I never even gave birds/ducks a second thought about flying around at night until that happened.

The birds i ran through were sitting in the water, and it was august. Tons of seagulls up here in august. I suddenly heard wings flapping and water splashing, so i cut the throttle.

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I don't do a lot of night fishing.... but when I do, I'm likely to be fishing with a 9" MS Slammer, rigged with 2/0 Owner ST36 treble hooks !

So, I get a short hit (which is really common, right ?) and I swing back, and now I have this large "deadly weapon" coming straight at my face, in the dark no less !

So, yes, what he said >

I use adjustable clear plastic shop glasses

Peace,

Fish

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I would suggest a hardhat.  A few weeks ago I'm tossing a barracuda tube off the jetty.  This Chinese lady was fishing there and came up behind me and I didn't see her, a few minutes later I was picking a 12/0 limerick hook out of her skull. She had a band aid with her her so I assumed this was a normal occurrence for her.

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Y'all would be scared stiff fishing with me!

Try swallowing a bug @ 75-80 mph & don't grin ;)

Oh yea I wear sunglasses with amber colored lens

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I got a lightning bug in the eye one night while driving one night. I only know it was a lightning because when I got home it was still under my upper eye lid.

But on a differant note everyone should were some type of eye protection while fishing. Heres a picture of one of my best friends he took her 12 yr old daughter out bass fishing a couple years ago. She got her line hung up he pulled on it to free it it broke free the hook came back and struck him in the eye. The bottom edge of the worm hook went through his eye lodged on the other side of his eye. His daugher had to get him back to shore and call 911. He always wore sunglasses but it was late in the evening he had just taken them off. The doctors saved the eye but couldn't save his eye sight. But it makes for some interesting pool games since he makes all ware a patch while shooting.

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I have a pair of Bomber Clear sunglasses that run for $7.95 that are impact resistant that I picked up for when I use power tools. I never thought about eye protection at night until now. Even though I shore fish I have had my fair share of snags and lures flying right back at me. I may start taking these with me at night...

Here is the link:

http://www.bombersunglasses.com/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=53

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