Bass Pro Shops Grip Master with Scale
Very Good, Cheap Grippers
I'll tell you right straight that the scale is about a 1/2 lb to a pound off the mark. I've tested it w/ 5 & 10 lb sacks compared to my digital scale & it is off by that much. Then again this is an analog reading that most times it will not be that accurate.
Then again I didn't buy the BPS Grip Master for the scale, that's a nice extra.
The the gripping part works great. I've been able to lipe big fish w/ the BPS Grip Master & they do not come off. These are easy to use & not as expensive as other models of lip grippers.
I've also velcroed a small tape measure so I tool that is very useful. I can lip the fish & measure at the same time & the fish does not get injured. The Grip Master releases easily when you pull on the release mechanism.
Good price but much better when these go on sale.
March 18, 2008
Great tool - bad experience
Just returned from Minnesota. Two years ago a fight with a medium sized pike resulted in me spending an hour and a half trying to remove a hook from a rattle trap from my index finger. Bought this tool to prevent a reoccurance. Last week I hooked a much larger pike. Got my tool ready and just as I reached down to grip the lip of the toothy critter, he shook his head, the hook came free but unbelievably, his bottom jaw went right into the grippers. Great tool and an even better catch. Unfortunately, when the hook came free, it ended up right where the last hook did...in my index finger. Got the fish to the live well and let the medical professionals remove this hook. All's well that ends well.
August 2, 2008
i just got this today at the store and it was a little difficult to be able to find where the scale was (on the left side it will say lbs. and it is a spring inside the handle that will be pulled down) but other than that it seemed fairly accurate i put a 3 lbs weight in a plastic bag and weighed it and it was right on.
January 1, 2010
I bought this tool 1 year ago and I've been happy with it ever since. It never rusts and holds fish well in grip. I can't beleve my dad didn't want it. He changed his mind after he lost that huge pike.
January 20, 2010