Super accurate and ultra convenient, the Rapala® Mini 50 lb. Digital scale is sized to easily fit in your tackle box, glove box or pocket. Just hang your catch on the Mini 50 lb. Digital Scale's chrome plated hook and in seconds get a precise digital reading in pounds or kilograms. The Mini 50 lb. Digital Scale's water-resistant design ensures accurate measurements even if it's accidentally dropped in the water. Plus, the scale offers a 4 minute shutoff feature which ensures long-life with one 9V battery (not included).
Weight Accuracy is off
Purchased this scale 2 months ago and finally started using it in the last 2 tournaments I was in. Every time I weighed a fish, the other angler in my boat would say" are you sure? The fish looks bigger than that". Well, same thing happend at yesterday's tournament and when I came to the scales, my numbers were 11 oz lighter than the tourny scale. Eleven ounces! That can be the difference bewteen 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! When I arrived home, I took a 10lb dumbell and weighed it on the scale. It weighed 9lbs, 5 oz. Proof was there. Then I weighed a 20 lb dumbell. it came in at 19lbs, .05 ounces. Thats huge when every ounce counts in a tournament. Since I cannot find a way to recalibrate this scale, it's going in the garbage... money wasted. Hope there's a much better scale out there!
August 22, 2011
i just got this scale and it wouldnt even turn on then it did magicly and now it wont turn on again what a piece of junk now i have to take it back do not buy this scale!!!
April 23, 2011
I have had this scale for a few months and it has worked great. I weigh mostly LMB on it but it is capable of weighing fish up to 50lb. I take it with me every time I go fishing and it never malfunctions. It stands up to heat, cold, and rain. Great quality for the price! Nice compact size
April 12, 2011
i got this as a cheap scale to use out on the dock, it worked for a while but then it got splashed and never worked again. if you plan to use this as an indoor scale it is a good buy otherwise get a better scale
February 4, 2011
for me, i place the hook of the scale through the gill plate BEING VERY CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH THE ACTUAL GILLS. this scale is very quick and shouldnt take no more than a second to display the weight. that is the safest way, rather than putting the hook through the fish's mouth.. no need for that
The packaging or website explains how to change the scale from kg to Lbs. I believe you have to push and hold the power button down until the units in use flashes, then tap the power button again to switch between kg and Lbs and back again etc. You should only have to do this one time. Good Luck!
You can go from kgs to lbs, and to lbs - ozs (3 different screens). Hold the "on" button down right on the corner. As soon as the screen starts flashing the info, release the button and start pressing and releasing the button. It will go from kgs, to lbs, to lbs / ozs with each press of the button, and will continue to cycle through the choices until you stop pressing the on button. If you go to Rapala's website you are wasting time. I bought mine as part of a Rapala package, and no instructions came with it. I just fooled with it until I figured it out (we were in the same boat) I hope that this helps. kgs is the setting only if you don't choose another one.
Press the "ON" button (located on top right hand corner of scale) to turn on scale, while the numbers are blinking press the "ON" button again to select lbs or kg. Once selected, wait for numbers to flash. Now the scale is ready to use. (these directions are on the box)
"When using this scale for catch and release (preferably), it is best to use a wet towel or non abraisive container with plenty of room for the fish, the scale does have tare weight for this purpose. This will avoid contact with gills that can likely injure the fish."
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