Great Lakes Angler Blog

New Costas for Lady Anglers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  Read Full Story

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 www.costadelmar.com.
 
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 www.costadelmar.com. Join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/

New WX 'Gravity' Sunglasses Feature Climate Control

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fresh and saltwater fishermen have a new weapon in their arsenal — the new WX Gravity from Wiley X, Inc.  This weapon isn’t going to help them cast further or trick a big largemouth into biting, but it will help them read the water more effectively, spot fish and bait orienting to underwater structure, and keep their eyes safe and comfortable from dawn to dusk. It’s one of the few sport performance sunglass models in the world certified to meet U.S. Military Specifications for combat protective eyewear—only from Wiley X.  Read Full Story




Recent Posts



Tags

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

Archive