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#12599639 - 01/28/18 09:02 PM Measuring Board
mox22 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 125
Loc: TX,Henderson,
Is there a certain brand most tornaments use?

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#12599732 - 01/28/18 10:12 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
David Burton Online   confused
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2262
Loc: McKinney, TX
Nope... Depends on who the sponsor is in some cases. Look at the trail/event you are looking to fish. Or have the two major ones on board at all times:

Check-It Stick
Pro-Rule

Or just get what you want, and use the courtesy board to place painter's tape at the appropriate length for the lake you are fishing. For standard limit lakes, catch bigger fish so you don't have to worry about it! roflmao
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#12599758 - 01/28/18 11:01 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 588
Loc: Fort Worth
Are these really different?? An inch is an inch....

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#12599770 - 01/28/18 11:15 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
The width of the line, the curve of the stop, the trueness of the board itself. They are not manufactured to that level of accuracy between brands. They are close, but if you are on a slot lake like Fork, and the difference between a penalty/DQ/fine is the width of a hair, you want to be sure where the line is for the tournament. Especially if you are talking about the big bass events for BIG BUCKS!
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#12599802 - 01/29/18 12:58 AM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
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Loc: Garland, TX
Go see Texas Nameplate. They will make a customized board for you and it is certified accurate to .003 of an inch. Great people over there!

http://www.nameplate.com/
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#12600120 - 01/29/18 10:18 AM Re: Measuring Board [Re: toofy]
forkduc Online   content
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11944
Loc: Plano,Texas
Do NOT use a Golden Rule!

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#12600200 - 01/29/18 10:53 AM Re: Measuring Board [Re: toofy]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: toofy
Are these really different?? An inch is an inch....


Yes! I carry a Pro Rule and a Check It Stick. If you are going to tournament fish it is a wise (and cheap) investment to have both and use the one the TD specifies.

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#12600223 - 01/29/18 11:02 AM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
RANDYSGLIDE Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1745
Loc: CORSICANA TX NAVARRO
I'm glad that tape measures are accurate or houses would look funny. Seems odd cause like above a
Inch is a inch

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#12600231 - 01/29/18 11:10 AM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
Bruce's Guide Service Offline
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Always check you stick with the TD
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#12600514 - 01/29/18 01:42 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
mbassn Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 361
Loc: Louisiana
I keep a check-it stick in the boat because at one time that was what the Texas game wardens used. Now they use the stick you have in your boat. I like the idea of carrying the 2 major brands though.

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#12600536 - 01/29/18 01:56 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5770
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
My Skeeter came with a check-it. So....that's what I use. I have slid the Walmart gold ruler next to it and it's EXACTLY the same.
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#12600612 - 01/29/18 02:31 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: RANDYSGLIDE]
Chasin Hogs Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 2851
Loc: Earth
Originally Posted By: RANDYSGLIDE
I'm glad that tape measures are accurate or houses would look funny. Seems odd cause like above a
Inch is a inch

Are they accurate? Who ever built my house must of Had a "lemon".

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#12600893 - 01/29/18 05:23 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
mox22 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 125
Loc: TX,Henderson,
Thanks for the inputs

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#12601266 - 01/29/18 08:13 PM Re: Measuring Board [Re: mox22]
SuperSpookJr Offline
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Registered: 05/09/14
Posts: 55
Hawg Trough. A million kayak anglers can't be wrong. It's the industry standard for kayak CPR (catch-photo-release) tournaments. Runs about $18.

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