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#11603265 - 05/14/16 07:18 PM Scales
BassTastic115 Offline

Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 115
Loc: Tom Green County, Texas
What's anybody/everybody using for a scale? All the ones that I've tried turn out to be junk and are way off from the official.

Maybe there's a trick to calibrating it or keeping it calibrated that I'm not aware of..
Maybe I just need to stop being cheap and buy something with having in the boat..

Thanks in advance for the feedback cheers
"A cast away from my next big fish."

#11603268 - 05/14/16 07:21 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6023
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
We have a Rapala digital, about the size of your hand, seems to be pretty close to true weight,..
plus I always lie up anyway,.. fish

#11603278 - 05/14/16 07:25 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
bronco71 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 994
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
All my scales always read 2 lbs too light.....even the official ones roflmao

#11603436 - 05/14/16 09:18 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
El Skeeter Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 413
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Tried some of the common one like Rapala,Berkley etc, settled on the Boga Grip 15lb IGFA certified listed below

#11603521 - 05/14/16 10:07 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
Mike_Soriano™ Online   content
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Registered: 06/08/08
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I have rapala and berkley, I have some old belt weights for scuba diving I use to gauge the scales. As long as they are within a ounce or two I'm good. My scales aren't the ones that matter anyways.

#11603533 - 05/14/16 10:13 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
Happy Birthday K.D. Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13069
Loc: Hurst, TX
I remember lots of posts like this over the years. General consensus always seem to be it's not a matter of how accurate the scales are, but how consistent. If they are always off by the same amount, that amount doesn't matter as long as you weigh the correct 5 fish.

Ultimately the only weight that counts is the weigh masters.

#11603649 - 05/15/16 12:35 AM Re: Scales [Re: K.D.]
RPD Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 90
Loc: Arlington
Tried the cheaper ones, then bought a "Boga Grip", best scale I've ever purchased..

#11604146 - 05/15/16 02:11 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2397
Loc: Grapevine
Boga Grip

I've never been good, But I've been Lucky!
I don't Lie or Exaggerate, but sometimes I remember BIG!

#11604264 - 05/15/16 04:00 PM Re: Scales [Re: BassTastic115]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 03/22/10
Posts: 909
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Boga here too.
Cabin Rentals on the ranch for Hubbard Creek Lake


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