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OK... so its about darn time that i bite the bullet and purchase some digital fish scales. The $5 spring scales ive been "relying" on are like sooooo 2006 and they just gotta go!  

So heres what im looking for:

- Accurate...duh ;)

- Digital

- Weighs up to 26lbs (Then, if the fish is heavier than that, ill know what im working with!)

- Easy to use

- Easy on the fish

- Small/sleek enough to not be a burden while bank beatin'

- Price is really not an issue, since its not for 50+lb. fish, i imagine that what im looking for is not out of my price range.

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The most accurate scale I know of that is reasonably priced is the Berkeley 50 lb. Its not too expensive and its pretty darned accurate. Now, if accuracy is all you're after then you should really go with a Salter/Brecknell. The salter is 1 of 2 handheld scales that can consistantly be certified for accuracy. Problem is the Salter carries a pretty hefty price tag.

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X-Tools are great.  Makes culling fish a joy instead of a royal pain.  

If you don't want all the crazy features of the X-tool scale, the Rapala 50lb has worked for me.  Last summer a group of us compared our scales at the ramp after we were showing off our day's hogs.  Two guys had X-tools, my Rapala, and another guys Berkely.  They were all within an ounce of each other on a 6lb fish.  

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I have used the berkely scale for a couple of years now and i am satisfied with them. Like infidel said we done the same thing and compared several scales and was very close in accuarcy. I havent never used the xtools scale but i like the way its is made.

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Bogagrip fish, landing, handling, & weighing tools

Procession engineered, high quality stainless steel, & calibrated scale weighs 10 to 30 lbs.

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Get yourself a nice  Chatillion, its not digital but  it will last a lifetime.  Mine is solid brass (12lbs scale, 2oz incracments) and calibration adjustable.They come IGFA certified. No worries about batteries dying and electronic equipment falling out of calibration. There website offeres a bunch of models. Cut and paste link.

http://www.chatillon.com/Our%20Products/Chatillon%20Weighing%20Scales/scales_intro.html

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The best fish scales come from a carp, they make great guitar picks!

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I have a Rapala that i think isn't accurate. I've weighed eveything in my pantry and it's reading 10oz when the box says 1lb. Is it worth sending it back to Rapala or should I go out and spend the money?

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I have a Rapala that i think isn't accurate. I've weighed eveything in my pantry and it's reading 10oz when the box says 1lb. Is it worth sending it back to Rapala or should I go out and spend the money?

Maybe its not the Rapala people who are ripping you off....   ;)

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The best fish scales come from a carp, they make great guitar picks!

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LOL - Very clever Roger, it took me a minute, but I got it.  ;D

PS - I wasted money on a number of scales till I got my boga.

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