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Offline steeler

Weigh scales
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:38:44 AM »
Does anyone use a portable hand held type weigh scale?
If so can anyone recommend one.  I have an older one
that causes me to doubt its accuracy.
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 11:44:17 AM »
So weight a 5 lb (2.27 kg for Kanuks) bag of sugar...  That should give you an idea of it's accuracy..


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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 12:15:07 PM »
I also doubt the accuracy of my spring scale, so I always just add a few pounds For “good measure”.   :beerchug: :yeahthat:
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 12:54:24 PM »
I also doubt the accuracy of my spring scale, so I always just add a few pounds For “good measure”.   :beerchug: :yeahthat:
I have a buddy that’s good for that. Each time he tells the story the weight goes up and up, and his hands spread wider and wider  :arms:
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 12:55:18 PM »
Ive tried using different measured weights and adjusting it with those different weights
but when I come back and try say a 10# again it seems off again.
I'd like to confirm my guestamate, but there is a saying about fishermen and their catches......
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 01:15:48 PM »
Maybe this article would help  :shrug9:

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Offline Omega3

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 03:03:28 PM »
Fish come in three sizes.Small-I threw it back,Medium-Ya,I got one and Look at the size of this one!
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 03:21:19 PM »
Caught a 44# Chinook on the Kenai a few years ago.  Guides swore it was 60#...  Then I weighed it.  Do you suppose there is a relationship between actual size and guide size???   :shrug9:

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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 03:34:29 PM »
It’s good for their business. Everyone will want to book with the guide that put his client on a “60”# salmon. It cracks me up when friends show me a picture and say “it was 40#”. I look at the picture and say you’d be lucky if that weighed 20#. Then they don’t talk to me for a few days. :whistle:
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Offline Rokefin

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 08:13:32 AM »
I have a newer digital to 50 lbs but when weighing in the boat with all the movement the readings bounce a couple pounds so I only have an estimate until I reach land.

Funny about fish pictures, I sent a quick photo of a 45 lb white sea bass I caught a few years to a friend that was on the water and he thought it was only about 20 lbs, when I sent him the photo of the fish on the scale on land he thought it looked like a 100 pounder :shrug9:
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Offline jamaica

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 10:27:15 AM »
I have a newer digital to 50 lbs but when weighing in the boat with all the movement the readings bounce a couple pounds so I only have an estimate until I reach land.

When the readings bounce always use the highest weight shown when telling the story.
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 12:57:31 PM »
Same fish  look deceiving
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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
That’s the fish behind you, and the fish in front of you. When the fish is held in front, it looks MUCH bigger in pictures. That’s why so many people will take a small fish and extend there arm out way in front of them. Makes a small fish look huge in the picture. I’ve only been guilty of this a few times :whistle: By the way, nice WSB!
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 02:44:32 PM »
     WHOA..........Fisher.........We're going to have to keep an eye on you...............Yes, and Rokefin as well.  :jester:

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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 03:04:26 PM »
     WHOA..........Fisher.........We're going to have to keep an eye on you...............Yes, and Rokefin as well.  :jester:

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Offline Rokefin

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 03:14:59 PM »
I understand that with photos,  but the second photo I am not really standing behind it I am kind of to the side....

I just thought the two photos made the fish appear totally different in size - 99 percent of fish photos we have the fish stretch out front :arms:
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 04:45:17 PM »
I don’t mess with the photos, I just use a fish stretcher.
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Offline neild

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 11:55:37 PM »
So weight a 5 lb (2.27 kg for Kanuks) bag of sugar...  That should give you an idea of it's accuracy..


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Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 03:03:05 AM »
How about an over complicated solution, it comes with a big if though...

IF you have a bathroom scale that you trust to be accurate, hook the fish scale on something above you, like a chin up bar and stand on the bathroom scale. By steadily pulling down on the fish scale you can test a range of weights by comparing what comes off the bathroom scale to what goes on the fish scale.

I went a step further and added some pulleys. (see my self portrait below)  :jester:

I realize this isn't really what you were asking for, but still wanted to weigh in.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Weigh scales
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 10:05:39 AM »

, but still wanted to weigh in.


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