Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
Havana : Inshore and Flats
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Havana : Inshore and Flats

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A twist to the classic aviator tear drop Aviator, the Havana style is a bit more square and has bayonet temple arms. 

#IFBronze

IF Bronze Lens Detail:
Pursuit: ---------------------------- Inshore and Flats
Protection: ------------------------ UV400
Polarization: ---------------------- 100%
Filter Category: ------------------- 3
VLT: ------------------------------- 12.39%
Base Tint: ------------------------- Brown, DB12

Mirror: ---------------------------- Bronze, TFC39
Frame: ---------------------------- Base 6

We spend a lot of time in the Texas bay systems.  We also take every chance possible to chase the grey ghost in the Florida Keys and throughout the Abacos.   Some serious time was put into this new twist on the classic bronze lens, optimizing the visual contrast for shallow water. Seeing is believing!

 

#GoldenCrescent

Golden Crescent Lens Detail:
Pursuit: ---------------------------- Inshore and Flats
Protection: ------------------------ UV400
Polarization: ---------------------- 100%
Filter Category: ------------------- 3
VLT: ------------------------------- 14.09%
Base Tint: ------------------------- Brown, LB14
Mirror: ---------------------------- Copper, SB09
Frame: ---------------------------- Base 6

Tow icons of all things Hook and Bullet in Texas, writer Bob Brister and famed wildlife artist Jack Cowan teamed up to produce the Golden Crescent,  This collection of short stories capture the very unique lure of fishing the Texas coast. We think Bob and Jack would be proud of this lens, perfect for tailing reds and specs! 

 

#Slick

Slick Lens Detail:
Pursuit: ---------------------------- Inshore and Flats
Protection: ------------------------ UV400
Polarization: ---------------------- 100%
Filter Category: ------------------- 3
VLT: ------------------------------- 13.09%
Base Tint: ------------------------- Brown, DB13
Mirror: ---------------------------- Green, TPP09
Frame: ---------------------------- Base 6

Unique? Very.  One of the keys to reading water for fish is to look for slicks.  Slicks are a dead giveaway that fish are under siege!  Slicks are formed by the oils released from prey species and viewed at different angles can appear to be many different colors.  The PBO Slick lens has this same attribute as the mirror appears to be different colors from different angles.  But don't be fooled, this is as serious Inshore and Flats lens. 

 

#Sundown

Sundown Lens Detail:
Pursuit: ---------------------------- Inshore and Flats
Protection: ------------------------ UV400
Polarization: ---------------------- 100%
Filter Category: ------------------- 2
VLT: ------------------------------- 25.01%
Base Tint: ------------------------- Brown, LB25
Mirror: ---------------------------- Red, MLQR01
Frame: ---------------------------- Base 6

The Sundown is perfect for when you want a bit more light coming in.  Perfect for cloudy days or dusk and dawn. For those who know understand and look forward to ending a day on the water because a sunset is always better with a rod in hand. 

 

#ALL

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME

For many of us, a fishing trip to Cuba is very high on our angling bucket list.  Just 90 miles from the southernmost point of Key West, the target saltwater species are similar to that of the Keys.  The fishing can be excellent and is relatively untouched. That said, a trip to Cuba is also about visiting the country and seeing a destination that in many ways has not really changed much since the late 1950s when Castro and the revolutionaries took control. A visit to Havana and some of the more rural areas of the island to experience the sights, the sounds, the people, the great old cars, the music, and the overall culture that Cuba has to offer is worth scheduling into your trip should you be lucky enough to visit the Pearl of the Antilles!

The Havana is one of our two classic aviator style glasses and has a slightly more squared lens than the traditional teardrop of the Horizon.

POLARIZATION

Sunlight scatters in all directions. But when it strikes flat surfaces like water, the reflected light becomes polarized — meaning the reflected light beams travel in a more uniform direction. 

Polarized lenses offer great advantages when it comes to decreasing eye strain and discomfort in bright sunlight. It also makes a tremendous difference in how tired your eyes, and thus you become after a long day on the water.

Polarization plays an integral role in making Purpose Built Optics and is the predominant reason you can see beneath the surface of the water.  However, there can be a few drawbacks.  In the shooting world, the manipulation of directional light can affect your depth perception. This is why the PBO Shooting Series uses non-Polarized lenses.  Being able to see the electronics on your boat from all angles presents another challenge for polarized lenses. Most electronics manufactures use a polarized film on the screen of the LCD panel. As your angle changes in relation to the panel, you can go from a clear view to total darkness if you are wearing polarized lenses.  This frustration often causes you to remove your sunglasses exposing your eyes to the glare and harmful UV rays.  The PBO LIghtvision Series uses a special, reduced, polarization filter making it a game changing lens that gives you the best of both worlds: A clear view of your panel and protection for your eyes!

TINT AND VLT

The tint of the lens is probably the most misunderstood and underrated aspect if lens design.   Some people incorrectly assume the darker the lens the more protective it is.  Others equate the color of the exterior mirror coating to tint, this is also wrong.  Tint is the colors of the dye used in the lens making process.  Along with the other layers of the lens, tint is what controls the amount of light allowed to pass through your sunglass lenses. This is referred to as VLT or Visible Light Transmission. This number does not refer to how protective the lens is, just the amount of light passing through to you eye.

For Hook and Bullet, tint serves a specific purpose and is a key component in creating  Purpose Built Optics.  Choosing the right tint and VLT provides better visibility by controlling key aspects of the visible light spectrum.  Utilizing photonic dyes we create contrast to enhance your view in specific environments.  Through this process we are able to substantially enhance detail, revealing complex textures, subtle highlights, hidden shadows and vibrant colors.  From the environment, to your eye to the visual cortex of your brain, Purpose Built Optics are finely tuned and categorically grouped to maximize your visual advantage!

UV PROTECTION

You can't judge a pair of sunglasses by the color, at least not for eye protection purposes. PBO lenses use a proprietary UV-absorbing treatment to block 100% of UVA and UVB light. Because this treatment is colorless, clear lenses can block UV rays just as well as dark-colored lenses.

UV refers to the Ultraviolet Radiation that penetrates the Earth's atmosphere from the sun. In today’s market, it seems as if UV protection would be included on all lenses, but it is not.  Some of the less expensive sunglasses on the market save cost by not providing adequate protection for your eyes.   A dark lens without proper UV protection will fool your eyes into relaxing in bright sun.  This negates your natural and involuntary reflex to squint, allowing more damage than you would get without sunglasses at all. 

Our lenses are manufactured in Italy and follow an EU guideline that obliges sunglasses manufacturers to treat lenses against UV rays (UVA + UVB) (UV 400). All Hook and Bullet sunglasses are labeled with "CE" on the inside of the temple arm.  This symbol indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards and ensures that our sunglasses provide the utmost protection for your eyes.

BASE CURVE

Your peripheral vision plays a big part in what you see. Restricted peripheral is also referred to as tunnel vision. Use your hands to block the sides of your face. Now consider doing that wide open in an airboat in a narrow canal! You probably found that uncomfortable because you know there’s so much more to see than what is straight ahead. In our world your safety and success depends upon your ability to maximize all of our visual ques!  

The base curve is the measurement of the lens curvature or how much the lens curves to the shape of the face. Depending on how high or low the base curve is indicates how curved or flat the frame and lenses will be. The higher the base curve number, the more “wrap” you have. 

We offer two base curves, 6-Base and 8-Base.  A 6-base curve is a medium base that we consider the minimal curve for being on the water or in the field. An 8-base curve is considered high and creates a wraparound frame shape. An 8-base curve provides the most protection from the sun and allows the frames to hug your head while maximizing your peripheral vision.

WARRANTY

While other companies tell a good boardroom story about the quality of their glasses, we choose to have fire side chats about reputation. If our workmanship or quality does not hold up, we will give you a full refund.

Hook and bullet sunglasses are warranted to the original purchaser for the life of the sunglasses against any defect in materials and workmanship when purchased from an authorized Hook and Bullet reseller or from the Hook and Bullet website. Hook and Bullet will repair or replace, at our option, any pair of Hook and Bullet sunglasses found to be defective – exclusive of damage caused by improper or unreasonable use. This warranty does not apply to normal wear, including lens scratching or accidental breakage.

Click here for more details on our Warranty. 

SHIPPING

Free Domestic Shipping in the CONTIGUOUS United States of America on all Sunglasses.  Clothing and other gear, shipping cost options are presented at the time of checkout.

For all international orders and orders outside of the contiguous United States of America, shipping costs are presented at the time of checkout.

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