1. October 2014


Wiley X, the world’s leading manufacturer of protective eyewear, is delighted to announce that legendary fly fisherman Charles Jardine has become the latest high-profile name to join its European Fishing Team.

The Wiley X European Fishing Team is a collection of some of the most talented and well-known anglers in Europe who have all used the first class polarization, optical clarity and protection of Wiley X sunglasses to benefit their fishing.

Charles is a globally recognised fly angler and hugely experienced fly fishing industry personality and was attracted to Wiley X after testing several models of its polarizing sunglasses models, with fantastic results.

“In my world there is no compromise, Charles explained.

“The situations that I fish, the day to day guiding at peak times of the season and waters themselves demand the very best from every part of equipment I bring to the water with me. The ability to see before being seen is paramount. Polarizing glasses are essential: the tactics and situations demand the very best. Wiley X’s are.

“To be honest, I would far rather leave most fly designs behind (not all!) and take these glasses and I would still feel that I had ‘the edge’.

“I have used more expensive, different designs… and a near generations worth of variations. To date, my Wiley X’s are the best I have ever used - and other professional guides agree.”
Wiley X Europe Vice President and Outdoor Director, Thomas Wæver, is also hugely excited about this newest addition to the team, stating:

“We are delighted to welcome Charles Jardine to the Wiley X European Fishing Team. Charles for many years has played an important part in British fly fishing. As a highly respected angling tutor and adviser to some of the world’s leading brands, Charles really understands the benefits of using the right gear so it was great to get such positive feedback after his testing. We are proud of our achievements at Wiley X and feel honoured to welcome Charles on board and I look forward to be working closely together with Charles in the years to come.”

The Wiley X sunglasses range offers the perfect package for anglers: a proprietary polarized lens with 100 % UV protection, patented Facial Cavity Seals, the option for RX ready prescription lenses, virtually unbreakable Triloid Nylon frames and shatterproof polycarbonate lenses that offer the user Absolute Premium Protection.