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i currently own one of the first old digital rapala scales. it still works great but it only weigh's up to a 9 or 10lb fish.  i would like to get one that will go up to 30lbs so i can use it for cats and striper. i am looking at the "boga grip" and a few others. im not needing it for tourament use so it does not have to have the memory etc. i just want a durable and accurate scale. any help,ideas,pros,cons would be much appreciated.

robbie

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I have tried a bunch of digitals and couldn't get consistant readings so I broke down and bought a Boga.  I am very pleased with it.

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I have this Xtools scale and it is very nice.

JT Bagwell

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The Bogagrip the best I've ever used.  The scale seems very accurate.

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my Berkley 50lb digi scale is accurate to within one ounce when i weighed several grocerey items (5lb bag of sugar, 2lb bag of flour, etc.)

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This is my third year with the Xtool and Its still working out great..

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Salter scales are known as the most accurate hand helds. They are accepted by the IGFA. they weight to the half ounce

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wow! how much does that bad dude cost? btw very nice fish.

robbie

Salter scales are known as the most accurate hand helds. They are accepted by the IGFA. they weight to the half ounce

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I have the Berkley 50# and is a good scale but if I was to buy another scale it would be the Berkley 15# it will get to within a 1/4 oz plus also will add up all fish for a combined weight. At under $30 its a great deal.

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depends on just how accurate you wanna be.

bogas rarely fail the igfa certification process...the failure rate for digital scales is often as high as 30% or more.  (igfa website)

as far as the 5# bag of sugar, the better option would be to take that 5# bag to the post office and weigh it against a certified scale and reconcile it against your own...very few household items hit their specified weight on the nose...even lifting weights, unless your using certified yorks or equiv., are horribly inaccurate.

there are a number of good scales that will get you close...as i said, just depends on how accurate you wanna get.

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I was going to post a thread, but saw this topic.  Sorry if I am hijacking, but where do I hook the bass to weigh it?  I thought it was under the chin, but I couldn't figure it out.  Does the hook go through the gill opening there near the chin?  And if so, doesn't that harm the bass?

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I was going to post a thread, but saw this topic. Sorry if I am hijacking, but where do I hook the bass to weigh it? I thought it was under the chin, but I couldn't figure it out. Does the hook go through the gill opening there near the chin? And if so, doesn't that harm the bass?

i used to slip the hook under their gill, but they would often go wild and slash all around, so i didnt wanna risk hurting their gills, so i went home and sharpened the hook to a point (they usually come dull) and now i just poke it thru their bottom lip. much easier and more secure.

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The one that tells you that every fish is bigger than it really is.

                              -searoach

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