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Old 10-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Any decent digital scale or scale to weigh fish up to 50lbs? Not an arm n leg, that i can order online.
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http://www.tmart.com/150Kg-XD150-Sta...-_p123585.html

This may work for you.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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I've had a Manley 50lb scale for 25 years, still as accurate today as it was back then. Occasional fresh water rinse, shot of WD40 when I remember to. Great for weighing fish and setting drags.

http://lmrtackle.com/manley-brass-fi...le-50-lbs.aspx
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Boga!

I haven't heard of any sent off to IGFA that didn't come back as certified IGFA scales.

They're great!

-Rob
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I bought a digital luggage scale for less than $20 and it is dead on. It is used for weighing fish for personal purposes, nothing else.
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I have the Berkley digital scale never had it certified however the scale i used that is shows it must be damm close.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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looks promising, just wondering if it can hold like a 20-30lb dorado or wahoo. Because of its length.
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looks promising, just wondering if it can hold like a 20-30lb dorado or wahoo. Because of its length.
The way you do that is you place a bucket on the scale, Tare the weight back to zero and place the fish on the bucket, I do this with all my platform scales. And if you have 3 or 4 fish like snapper or grouper you can place them in the bucket head first and weigh them all together.
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I have been using etekcity digital scale. You can google search the brand to find its website.
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If you want it to certify get a Salter. One of the few that will consistently certify.......
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I say Boga too. I have a thirty lb model and love it. Ive trashed so many digital scales over the years.
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I have spent enough money on scales over the years to completely cover the cost of my boga. I use it every time I catch a fish to hold the fish while removing the hook. I can catch, weigh, and release the fish without ever touching it with my hands. I have the 30lb model and highly recommend it. It has been fully submeregd in the GOM and has no rust on it. I give it a light rinse after every trip. It will last a lifetime and is dead on accurate. I checked it on 3 fish I weighed in at he Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. My buddy had a 60lb gorilla grip from basspro. After using it one season it would not read fish less than five pounds and the handle grip slid off and he dropped his 27lb cobia several times while carrying it to the weigh in (I think he paid $60 for it). Buy once, cry once..... my $.02.

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Love my 60lb Boga! One of the most funs I had with it was the time I carried it on a plane... TSA got in a real tizzy, but I got it on!
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My friend gave me a Rapala that does a super good job, within 5-10% of certified weight, when used on boat. Think it was like 35 bucks. I have like 4 Manley but they are collecting dust/rust.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:31 AM   #15
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Berkley sells a cheap 50lb traditional scale great for just throwing in the boat or in a tackle box and pretty reliable
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I have an older version of this rapala, it's 48 bucks and gives very accurate readings on the water!!
I have 4 Manley scales and don't like particularly like them.....
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:33 PM   #17
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I use a cheap amazon luggage scale. By my tests, they are accurate, a 20lb dumbbell weighs 20lbs. I only weigh fish back at the dock, and I don't care about it being certified.
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TSA went bonkers over my Boga also, but It traveled with me. Spendy, but none better
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Boga!

I haven't heard of any sent off to IGFA that didn't come back as certified IGFA scales.

They're great!

-Rob
I have the same one, couldn't agree more.
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Another vote for 60# Boga, Have one that must be close to 15 years old. Buy once ... Cry once
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