Great Lakes Angler Blog

Costa Hamlin Shades feature 580 Lens Tec

Saturday, January 18, 2014
  Read Full Story
Costa's Hamlin in matte black frame color with green mirror 580G lens.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Costa Sunglasses released Hamlin, the first of its 2014 new styles, to kick off the new year. Hamlin is named for Capt. Ron Hamlin, the legendary angler who’s released more than 27,000 billfish throughout his career and helped revolutionize sport fishing through his early adoption of circle hooks.
In his honor, Costa’s Hamlin style features tough, durable features, including co-injected nylon molded frames, sturdy integral hinges and no-slip Hydrolite™ nose pads and temple tips. The extra-large fit features a wrap shape to protect against incoming glare. Frame colors available now include tortoise, matte black, blackout, white, and in late spring, Realtree® Xtra® Camo.
Costa’s Hamlin is available in its patented 580™ lens technology, which blocks yellow light from entering the eye, creating razor sharp color enhancement and achieves the highest polarization level possible. The lenses eliminate reflective glare and protect against harmful UV rays.
Available in 580G (glass) or 580P (plastic), lens colors include gray, amber, copper, blue mirror, green mirror and silver mirror. It’s also available in Costa’s specialty sunrise lens color, ideal for low light situations, such as fishing or hunting at dusk or dawn.
Costa sunglasses are custom built and hand assembled in Daytona Beach, Fla. and come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defect. Hamlin is also available in Costa’s Rx sun lenses, which offer a one-year warranty.
“Hamlin is a core Costa style, built to withstand rugged adventures and harsh fishing conditions,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa Sunglasses. “We invest heavily in our technology to build the best performing, most comfortable sunglasses on the planet, and we’re excited about the variation of styles you’ll see in 2014.”
Legendary bluewater boat captain, fishing pioneer and IGFA Captains Hall of Fame member Ron Hamlin, was one of the first proponents for the use of circle hooks when billfishing to reduce catch and release mortality rates, a practice that is now the standard around the world, and mandatory in many tournaments. In addition to releasing more than 27,000 billfish over the course of his career, he often was one of The Billfish Foundations top taggers, with more than 11,000 billfish tagged, 20 with satellite tags. Hamlin also pioneered the use of specially prepared rigged baits for higher trolling speeds and tactics for targeting billfish on fly.
Hamlin starts in retail price at $169 and is available at authorized Costa outlets and online at
About Costa™
As the leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology and unparalleled fit and durability.  Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa has created the highest quality, best performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983. 
For Costa, conservation is all about sustainable fishing.  Many fisheries that should be vibrant and healthy are all but devoid of native fish because they have fallen victim to poor fishing practices, unregulated development, lack of watershed protection or all of the above. Costa works with partners around the world to help increase awareness and influence policy so that both the fish and fishermen of tomorrow will have healthy waters to enjoy.  Costa encourages others to help in any way they can.
For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700 or visit the company’s web site at Join the conversation on Facebook at

Recent Posts


Rough Weather La Mar Swanson-Russell Bass Pro Shops Marsh Madness Rain gear Jack Links Rig'N Tails Kayak Husky Jerk Thermacell Water Buddies ChartSelect Boat US Technology Michigan DNR Patrick Hurst dock lines Swedish FireKnife Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Ned Rig Goby Scott Martin Sunstream Boat Lifts Lake Assault Indiana DNR Bait head Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Lead Accessories Lip-Stix Traditions Media jigs YUM Dinger SeaEra QC Lake Michigan Minn Kota F-Series Storm Gear EZ BoatPort Okuma Trade Shows Plano Tackle Boxes New York Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Holland Green Bay Catch & Cook Rods Betsy Angler Wake Fishing Boat Covers OHIO PLB LCWCC Gull Lake Marine Innovative Outdoors theft Ranger Radial Accon Marine On board Safety Angler 175T BASSMASTER Simrad cruzin Boga Rugged Shark Tackle Bag thieves trailer tongue Personal Flotation Devices Brown trout VMC iPilot Link Triton Boats Shoes Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter ATV Extended Warranty Smart Guide Publications Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Global Spectrum Faria Macho Minnow BASSMASTER CLASSIC Traditions Bass lure Bro Brosdahl Rapala Safe boating FRIDAY FUNNIES ASA ShowSpan Insurance Oakley Sunglasses Bait Holder Slide Moor Streams Youth Jeff Gustafson WeatherStation Grunden's Slender Spoon The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls University of Buffalo Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Prosepec Electronics Serious Shine Whale Pumps Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing National Guard Michigan Brad's Scott Glorvigen Airmar Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Rushton Gregory SOG Rescue Normark Lake Ontario Mag Light Conservation Marathon Electronics Seakeeper gyro Lakemaster Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Marine Lighting Niagara Falls Dollahon NAIFC Championship Michigan City, Indiana Homeport Marine Marketing Ice Fishing BoatUS WileyX Andrew Semprevivo Princecraft Sportsman's rights Lake trout Tides Kevin Van Dam Orca Fin System HELLA YUM Mystery Tackle Box Rippin Lips High school bass fishing Lund Boats Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Ditty bag RAT FINKEE Power Boating Bug repellent News Chronglobal Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Todd Sokolow Milennia MIL-iDock Wisconsin Dave Mull Titan Chain redfish Mary Snyder Earth Day Lowrance Jonathon VanDam Quantum Clay Dyer Monel Metal tackle storage Barry Brown Marine Trout Unlimited Matt Straw mudsnail iPilot Mustad Corey Schmidt Pop-Up LED Bowlights exotic species Hevi-Beads IGFA Batteries Contaminants Soul5 Tackle Labs Mosquito repellent Ultracoat DuraSafe Electronics Lock Bethel University Gravity AmVets Headgear Wild River series Delorme Cliff Pace Soo Locks Masters Walleye Circuit Mazurek Green Bay, Wisconsin award Multi-species Gill NA Tracker Marine Flat Slider 75 Bass fishing EZ Dock thieves Shoremaster Lake of the Woods spinning rod Lake Huron Endura Line Recycle Bin John E. Phillips Bad Elf clubs Sport Shows Oculus Marine NewsWire Glacier Glove Deep Sea Diver Volvo Penta Ascend Marine Speakers GPS Speedometer New Zealand Alaskan Sheldon's Buff Aqua-Vu USCG Bristol Bay Salmon Martin-Flory Torpedo Divers Contest EVOLVE FISHING CO U.S.S.A. Fiberglass tiller Jeff's Tackle Shop Chatterbait PulseTech Skamania Mania Beckson Jerky RedHead TRAC Ecological Venice, Louisiana BoatUS Angler Mark Chmura One-Handle-Does-It-All System tree stand injury Speakers Lund ABT Wind Power Keep Kool SeaLife Cameras Marcum METS Big Bear Products KVD Speedbag Bheestie Bag Jeff Wenzel Evinrude Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Tommy Skarlis Dave Genz binoculars St. Croix Rods NMEA DSC Black Velvet Lake Erie Ice Features CMP Global Legend Gold spreader light Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Mark Zona Side Thruster JVD Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Wounded Warriors Air show Army Corp of Engineers South Haven, Michigan Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Walleye tournament Mr. Twister St. Croix Steve Wood Size limits Dan Egan Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Practical Sailor Fish America Foundation Navigation Crankbait Net Dogs Minnesota Bass sunglass Forage Minnow Evolve great lakes Costa Del Mar marlin fitness Hunting toilet Marine Radio Gear New Lures treestand injury Boat maintenance hardbaits Frigibar MULL BLOG Bristol Bay Multitools Lures Izaak Walton League Soft Jigwobbler Topwater USO Owners tournament Kevin VanDam MWC Aqua Vu Fish Hawk XD4 Fishouflage Mack's Lure iPad Launch ramp Shurhold Church Tackle Northland Pro Polish Brite Wash Lighting Davis Instruments Sun protection Ranger VS1780 Custom Jigs & Spins Yamaha Odd'ball Fin Spin Free Fishing Weekend Oshkosh eZSplice Tim Popfinger Swim Whizz LineSnubber Dollohan Port of Indiana Balog Weather Buoy LakeMaster Western States Version Shelter Vick Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Z-Man Hobie Pro Angler Chicago barrier Iaconelli JBL spoon Bibs Kindle book Conservation Tip-Up Raritan GPS for Lightning Connector Walleyes Shipping Ultimate Flannel Shirts Audio MATE USA Home Port Marine Marketing splice Spreads Turning Point Props 580P lenses Fishing Ethanol Muscle Squared 65 Shock Wave AKOYA LOTSA Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Video Camera mount trailer tongue Manistee Matt Serbenski Spencer Yachts Lock Grab Rail Aluminum Deep V Series Mike Seymour Sunglasses exotic invader PRADCO 360 Autotether Extreme Baitcast Reel Clam Future Fisherman Foundation Ryan Wilson Magnum Flow-Troll Knives Rain suit CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS ODNR Honda Tools Nautical Synergy Outdoors Coast Guard Coleman cooler Wedding Ring Aqualuma B.A.S.S. Foul weather gear Fort Wayne, Indiana Uncle Norm's Bass Pro InvisaSnap Optima ABT X-2 Countdown KVD Speedbag Wormfile Reese Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series iPhone Ditch Acme Kurt Mazurek Kill switch Fishing Clubs inReach Apps Moisture Muncher Grady-White STRATTEC Yamaha ATV Costa Sunglasses weather 1675 Pro Guide KVD Traxstech Boat names Deck Plate Pharmaceuticals Ryan Kleckner Gunnison, CO Swim bait Fuel Skarlis Bait Rigs Muskie Lure Larson Electronics Interlux Mack's Lures ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Tournament Side Imaging Strike King Downriggers PFDs Beckson Marine Deck Plate Plano Footwear blue marlin Boating safety Salmon Berkley DuraSafe Rubrail Alaska TRAC USSA Blue Heron Communications Records Coleman Tyee CLASSIC Ravenswood Media The Harry Lure Dave Mull Blog Promise Keeper Gene Larew Knife sharpening South Haven Alabama Rig Gary Giudice Walleye Beckson Marine Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch EZ Splice Fasteners Costa News/Social boat rental Blue Collar Outdoors Personal Flotation Device FLW Scholarship Chargers Insect repellent Tournaments WFN Chaco Legend Extreme Cannon Line Marine General Gary Dollahon Great Lakes Troller Bob Schmidt Fiberglass boat USCGA Tom Neustrom BOLT Padlock Louie Stout radar Silver Horde Full Throttle Rippin' Lips Lake Superior McMurdo Sharpeners Sphaera Lights Asian carp Bug bite relief Black Earth Creek ONIX Humminbird LineGrabber Cabela's Whale Plano Synergy Rovermax LR 100 Hobie Frabill Games Mercury Marine Invasive species Glorvigen Boats River Fishing Catfish Andrew Dordek Team Aqua-Vu Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Radio Onyx Brian Brosdahl Aquatic AV Hamlin Boat lifts bimini top YUMphibian Stabenow Storage Brandon Newby Dunkirk, NY Ranger Boats Reef Runner Kayaks Wildlife Forever Tight Lines Jewelry MUSHING Olcott, NY Whistler Spoon