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For the Florida Dad Who Taught You to Fish, Great Sunglasses Are Clear Choice on Father's Day

lsland Optics sunglasses for anglers make a great gift for Dad's big day.

For the Florida Dad Who Taught You to Fish, Great Sunglasses Are Clear Choice on Father's Day

Island Optics sunglasses great for dads: Noord (top left) $68; Duncan (top right) $64; Angler (bottom left) $68; and Bondi (bottom right) $68. Now through June 17, get 20 percent off and free sunglasses retainer on Island Optics sunglasses for Dad for Father’s Day. Use code DAD20. Click for more info

While the weather can be summer-like much of the year across the beautiful Sunshine State, summertime is officially here on the calendar as this is written.

In a state like ours, that means all kinds of fun on and around the water from one end of Florida peninsula to the other, from lazy days at an Emerald Coast beach to catching a giant tarpon way down south in the Florida Keys or perhaps casting a Norm Zeigler inspired Schminnow fly into the first trough as you search for a snook along the Sanibel Island beach. Or maybe even heading inland to a freshwater lake to catch a 10-lb. big bass or a mess of bluegills on a fly rod popping bug.

And don't forget about a long weekend spent camping, cooking out on the back deck, or even canoeing and kayaking down the Suwannee River as the sun is high, the weather is spectacular, and the kids are enjoying a respite from school for a few months.

Now that the annual run of summer fun is here, that also means that Father’s Day is coming up in a few days on Sunday, June 20, 2024.  And if you’re still looking for a great gift idea to give to dear old pops on his big day in June, then check out our full blown Florida Sportsman Father's Day Gift Guide for 2024.

And if you’re on the look-out for something else that will really make dear old Daddio smile, take a look at the tremendous offerings from Florida sunglass maker, Island Optics, and especially its Angler Sunglass frames.

Why do sunglasses like these make such a great gift idea for Father's Day and the dad who taught you how to fish? Well, as most anglers know, you’re only as good on the water some days as your polarized sunglasses are. That’s especially true for sight fishing bass anglers in the spring across the South, as well as Florida saltwater anglers peering into the H2O for the tailing forms of tarpon, permit, bonefish, redfish and snook

And if you’re a fly angler looking to do battle with a big carp tailing on a warm and sunny summertime flat or a huge lunker bass in the shallows, you’ll need to be able to see clearly there too. 

If a new pair of shades is something that your angling dad might want as he targets his next trophy fish, check out the Angler polarized sunglasses from Island Optics. Engineered for open water, this is Island Optics most popular fishing frame with the crescent-shaped polycarbonate lenses blocking the sun's glare and sidelight.

Coming in several options—including a matte tortoise frame and green flash mirror, among others—these shades feature Island Optics innovative OX2 dual polarized lens technology that delivers a sharper view and more vibrant colors. With the addition of hydrophobic, oleophobic, and anti-reflective coatings, the Angler also brings increased optical clarity on and off the water. And since they also feature a lightweight TR-90 material and Gator Grip anti-slip technology thanks to the nose pads and temple tips, they'll stay in place no matter how hot and sweaty an angler might get.

Coming with a microfiber pouch, a free sunglass retainer, and stickers—we've all got a sticker farm on our super-coolers and YETI tumblers, right?—the best news yet is that these frames and the others from Island Optics are on sale. All you have to do to take advantage of the 20% off sale is go to the company's website, add your favorite frame to the cart, and apply the code DAD20 at checkout. This sale won't last forever and expires on June 17, 2024.

To learn more about Island Optics, there various sunglass options, as well as their prescription sunglasses and sun progressives, not to mention their blue light glasses, accessories and company story, visit the Boca Raton, Fla. based company's website.




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