Scales for fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing Weighing Scales' started by jerry9497, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. jerry9497

    jerry9497 New Member

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    I was wondering what the avg person uses to weigh there cats. I have a spring type and if I shake it just right I can catch a pretty big fish:wink: I have seen the grippers mentioned in the other post but they are pretty expencive and a bit overkill. I useally dont hook the cat with scales, I leave him in the net and hook scales to the hoop. the whole net hoop and all weighs maybe a pound. hardly affects my scale by itself. but I want a scale that can weigh say up to 100 lbs and be fairly accurate.
     
  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Jerry,

    Some electronic scales have a tare function, where you can cancel out the weight of the net, then get a base weight on the nets contents.

    Coffee Marketing has a scale advertised on the BOC that will weigh up to 220 pounds, and has this function.

    I have seen them around at different prices, but $50-$70 should be a safe ball-park figure.

    All reports on them have been great, with the only unfavorable feedback being battery consumption.
     

  3. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    I use the Coffee 220 scales......they work great....the best I've used so far.
     
  4. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Jerry, I also use a Coffee Marketing scale and it gets the job done. But, you need to keep it out of the weather until you are ready to use it. It is like any other digital scale, they don't like moisture.
     
  5. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    I use the 220lb scales from Coffey also, I have found them to be very accurate.
     
  6. jerry9497

    jerry9497 New Member

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    Fair enough, thanks guys I ordered it today.hope to need a bigger one:smile2:
     
  7. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I ordered one of the 110 scales, are they just as good?
     
  8. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    110s are a good scale also.to me there more for fish with the 220 being more for deer.ive got the 220 and its been good to go on one battery for over a year now.
     
  9. catfeveriowa

    catfeveriowa New Member

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    I also have and like the 110 lb. Coffey scale. I keep it and my camera in a pistol case with foam until needed.
     
  10. jim

    jim New Member

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    Capt Hugh had a neat scale that he uses on the James but I forgot the manufacturer.Perhaps he will have mercy on us and see this post.:big_smile::crazy:
     
  11. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    I've had mine (Coffey 220lb) for 2 years now, and also have had no problems. I changed the battery preemptively last spring, and will repeat it again this spring, but it's never come up dead like another scale I have tends to do.
     
  12. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the coffey marketing 110 scale today. Can't wait to get it. In the past I've weighed fish on a meat scale..lol :big_smile:
     
  13. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    The scale I have only goes to 100 pounds
     
  14. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I got my coffey marketing scale today. I went on ebay and bought it that way. Was way, way cheaper and was brand new in the packaging. I spent with shipping and handling 47 bucks for the 220lb model.
     
  15. riv56

    riv56 New Member

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    I got the little digital that only weighs up to 50 lbs. that big enough for the one that I catch.
     
  16. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    My wife got me the Berkley digital scale that goes up to 50#'s. Been very happy with it so far.

    I see they also have a model that goes up to 65# and that one uses standard AA battery's. Instead of the coin type mine has. However so far its worked hard and well with no problems and hasn't needed new battery's yet.
     
  17. southernfire97

    southernfire97 New Member

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    I use a boga grip. there extremely expensive but if you send it to I.G.F.A they will check its accuracy and anything you catch and weigh on it is eligible for the record book. that is if it weighs enough.
     
  18. richmondherperman

    richmondherperman New Member

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    I would get 1 of the shimono scales they run $20.
     
  19. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    The coffee scale sounds like it works pretty well, I may have to make a new investment
     
  20. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    I run the berkely 50lb scale... I have never got anything over 40lbs so it works great for MY needs, but I have a feeling a 60lber is on its way to my net...

    Time to start looking at an upgrade