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Title: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Aug 27, 2019, 12:50 PM
I looking for more convenient way to weigh the large 4 to 7 pound trout I harvest from my trout pond every other fall vs. a produce/butcher scale that I either haul out to the pond or use in my taxidermy shop. It weighs a ton and I would like something that is convenient to move, very accurate in the 4 to 7 pound range, and shows the weight in large digital letters for a photograph. I sell these fish to taxidermists and will be posting a thumbnail pic for each fish with a corresponding number on my website this year.

I'm willing to pay whatever it takes to get the highest quality, and mostly likely I will get what I pay for. I'm seeing price ranges for new ones on Ebay from 7 to 52 dollars. Haven't check a Amazon yet, but will check sponsors here too, and go that route if they have what I want.

What would you recommend? What would you say to stay away from?
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: icejohn on Aug 27, 2019, 07:26 PM
I was checking Amazon...so far this one looks good but it's a Chinese model...says accuracy is +- < .01kg:
BLEN
BLEN Precision Mini Fishing Scale, Luggage Scale 20Kg/44Lb for Fishing Trips
Will check more when I can
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: zwiggles on Aug 27, 2019, 07:57 PM
I know uline sells digital scales for packaged shipments. A guy I used to work with spoke very highly of their scales, but I thought it might be worth checking out.
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Aug 27, 2019, 08:36 PM
Thank you gentlemen. Ice John I'll check that one out. Zwiggles I'm specifically looking for something that I hook into the gill cover and suspen or clamp on to the jaw. Trout have a bad tendency to slide off of horizontal scales! 
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 28, 2019, 05:07 AM
https://www.pce-instruments.com/us/weighing-equipment/scales-and-balances/industrial-hanging-scales-pce-instruments-hanging-scale-pce-hs-50n-det_5843075.htm?_list=kat&_listpos=1 (https://www.pce-instruments.com/us/weighing-equipment/scales-and-balances/industrial-hanging-scales-pce-instruments-hanging-scale-pce-hs-50n-det_5843075.htm?_list=kat&_listpos=1)
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Aug 28, 2019, 09:59 AM
Thank you SizeMatters!
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Aug 28, 2019, 10:04 AM
Gentlemen,

I found this.

https://fishingpicks.com/best-fish-scales/

The wife always checks reviews before buying something.
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Aug 28, 2019, 10:35 AM
Ended up going with the 50 lb. Rapala Digital Scale from one of our sponsors Fish307.com Preferred the 15 lb. but they were out of stock. I guess I can use this one for bigger fish like salmon and pike my customers or I catch in public waters.

Water resistant, big digital readings and backlighted during low light. I'm hoping to get the fish and weight in photos for each fish I put up for sale to taxidermists.

Thank you for your suggestions!
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 28, 2019, 10:52 AM
Ended up going with the 50 lb. Rapala Digital Scale from one of our sponsors Fish307.com Preferred the 15 lb. but they were out of stock. I guess I can use this one for bigger fish like salmon and pike my customers or I catch in public waters.

Water resistant, big digital readings and backlighted during low light. I'm hoping to get the fish and weight in photos for each fish I put up for sale to taxidermists.

Thank you for your suggestions!

From my experience its probably the most inaccurate scale you could use...but I wish you luck.  Not a fan of boga's but they are accurate enough to receive igfa certifications.
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: zwiggles on Aug 28, 2019, 03:03 PM
From my experience its probably the most inaccurate scale you could use...but I wish you luck.  Not a fan of boga's but they are accurate enough to receive igfa certifications.

I think itís hit or miss with those. My buddy has one that is nuts on accurate. Even comparing it to my boga itís virtually identical. I also have one of the rap scales and mine is about a 1lb off when Iím lucky.
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 28, 2019, 03:23 PM
I think itís hit or miss with those. My buddy has one that is nuts on accurate. Even comparing it to my boga itís virtually identical. I also have one of the rap scales and mine is about a 1lb off when Iím lucky.

Hopefully 1 lb more. LOL
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 28, 2019, 06:39 PM
Hopefully 1 lb more. LOL

Hopefully on the heavy side then you can claim its Fisherman friendly Haha!
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 29, 2019, 10:28 AM
LOL
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Sep 04, 2019, 10:48 PM
I just weighed something on the Rapala scale vs. my certified produce/butcher scale.

Rapala Scale 1.85 lbs.

Certified Produce Butcher Scale  1 lb. 13 1/2 oz. which is 1.84 lbs.

I'd say that's pretty close? Only 1/100th of a pound difference?
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2019, 09:40 AM
Nice!  Lets hope it stays that way Cecil!
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Sep 05, 2019, 09:44 AM
Nice!  Lets hope it stays that way Cecil!

Me to. Sure beats hauling out a 50 lb. produce/meat scale during harvest day in and day out for week or more!
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: SHaRPS on Sep 05, 2019, 10:27 AM
Me to. Sure beats hauling out a 50 lb. produce/meat scale during harvest day in and day out for week or more!

Attach it to a dolly or a hand truck. Or even weld a removable bracket to your vehicles hitch. Just throwing out ideas if you have to go back to the scale.
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Sep 05, 2019, 01:01 PM
Attach it to a dolly or a hand truck. Or even weld a removable bracket to your vehicles hitch. Just throwing out ideas if you have to go back to the scale.

That would work but... you haven't seen my property! Quite a climb up to the trout pond. Just lifting it off the floor in the shop and carrying it is a ball buster! It may even be even more than 50 lbs.
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: SHaRPS on Sep 05, 2019, 01:05 PM
That would work but... you haven't seen my property! Quite a climb up to the trout pond. Just lifting it off the floor in the shop and carrying it is a ball buster! It may even be even more than 50 lbs.

Weigh it  with your rapala scale. LOL
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Sep 05, 2019, 04:32 PM
Weigh it  with your rapala scale. LOL

 Not sure if could lift 50 pounds with one arm!

:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2019, 06:44 PM
Not sure if could lift 50 pounds with one arm!

:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: seamonkey84 on Sep 06, 2019, 12:02 AM
Not sure if could lift 50 pounds with one arm!

:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Is that a ďhold my beerĒ moment?
Title: Re: Best most accurate fish scale out there?
Post by: taxid on Sep 06, 2019, 09:03 PM
Is that a ďhold my beerĒ moment?

Nope it's an I'm not doing that moment!  ;D