Main Menu
Newest Members
ntxduffer, OKBlindHogg, TDog301, Chris N USMC, laserbeak
108021 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 88629
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76393
John175® 67570
JDavis7873® 67390
FattyMcButterpants 60868
Derek 🐝 60271
Tritonman 57993
LoneStarSon® 54401
SkeeterRonnie 53367
Forum Stats
108021 Members
60 Forums
811216 Topics
10274348 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11603265 - 05/14/16 07:18 PM Scales
WallVFD113 Offline

Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 135
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
May GOD Bless you in everything you do!

Tight lines!

#11603268 - 05/14/16 07:21 PM Re: Scales [Re: WallVFD113]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7450
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: WallVFD113]
bronco71 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1445
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: WallVFD113]
El Skeeter Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 487
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: WallVFD113]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 5434
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: WallVFD113]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14241
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: 108
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: WallVFD113]
pelican Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2496
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: WallVFD113]
Stompy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/10
Posts: 1077
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Boga here too.
Cabin Rentals on the ranch for Hubbard Creek Lake


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide