Fish scales are the tell all for the anglers who are competitive. It is one thing to tell others how big your fish was, but when you have the record from a fish scale you leave no doubt. Fish have tails, but anglers are known to "Tell Tales!" You can guess, you can exaggerate, or you can simply weigh your catch. Many scales have a retractable tape measure so you can approximate the length and weight in one step. It is one thing to tell others how big your fish was, but when you have the record from your scale the debate is over, the wager has been settled... until the next fishing outing. There are four basic types of scales: standard spring/dial type, digital types, touchscreen digital types, and gaff or grip and scale types.
This traditional Eagle Claw dial scale and tape measure has been a main stay of anglers for years. Several PFT anglers have one of these in their box or on their boat. The scale will measure up to 50lbs and tape measure goes out to 39 inches. You can store it in your fishing tackle and it is ready to go first thing next year - and won't have to worry about batteries.
This Rapala item is one of the first touchscreen scales for weighing fish. It comes in two models, one for up to 15 pounds and the other for up to 50 lb, Of Course it is water resistant, and the LCD screen is easy to read. It provides features for those anglers who fish tournaments by storing weight of multiple fish and also will provide the total "Bag" weight of all caught. It will also tell you the current air temperature. Two "AA" batteries (not included) keep this digital scale running for up to 400 hours of life. Join the Digital age and order yours on line today!
This Rapala digital scale runs on a 9 volt battery and is very accurate. Compact and ready to go.
This Grip and Weight Scale is designed to grab your catch on the lip, and provide its weight in one motion. It really provides a unique, easy and convenient way to catch and release. Weigh up to a 55 lb catch, and the scale read out is big enough for photos. Runs on 2 AAA batteries.
All of these fish scales serve their purpose. Which one is preferred? All are reasonably priced, so try one. Most anglers have at least two fish scales, often a standard digital scales and one standard dial scale. Keep one digital scale and the dial scale on your boat and a second digital scale in your tackle box for those times you go fishing without your boat. Pick one, you can't go wrong. Above all else, just Go Fishing!