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Quick, precise weights right from your boat! This Rapala® Sportsman's™ Fishing Scale has a large digital display with a tare weight, making it ideal for tournament situations. Also features a 500-hour battery life with indicator, a 4-minute automatic shutoff function and stainless steel hook. Uses one 9V battery (not included).
Rapala® Sportsman's™ 50-lb. Digital Fishing Scale
This was a great scale. I have had no issues with it whatsoever. It is very accurate as well, and doesn't take up hardly any room.
September 1, 2012
I picked this scale up to replace my older rapala 50lb mini scale. That scale was spot on accurate and lasted me 3 years before failing. I tested this scales accuracy by weighing a 5lb and 10lb plate using both Lbs and Lbs&Oz options. The 5lb plate weighed in at 4.87lbs or 4lbs13oz. The 10lb plate weighed in at 9.72lbs or 9lbs11oz. Judging by my results and the results of other reviewers, the inaccuracy of these and other similar digital scales seems to be common. I think it just boils down to a relaxed quality control at the manufacturer where they allow a semi-wide margin of error to pass inspection. If you are considering purchasing a digital scale, I would advise you to test it and exchange it until you get one that is pretty close to spot on.
Ill be keeping my scale as it is not too far off and results in under weighing the fish rather than over weighing it.
Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, but only after I advised them of the wide margin of error these thing seem to ship with.
July 13, 2012
the scale works pefect i wish it did have a backlight but other then that it works great its easy to handle and operate made of a good solid plastic material.
July 7, 2012
Far Exceeded my expectations!
I bought this scale recently and love it. I bought it because it was compact (and partly b/c rapala is my favorite bait company!!!). It is very easy to use and very trustworthy. Rapala has not yet let me down & certainly didn't on this order by a long shot.
I haven't exactly water tested it yet so I'm unsure if it is waterproof or not and don't hope to any time soon!!!
This is a great investment! Buy It!!!
May 25, 2012
They can be used many ways. The best way to use them is with weighing bags so you don't harm the fish. If you put it in their gills, you can damage the fish and it may die soon after. If you don't have a weighing bag, I have used just a cheap plastic shopping bag. Place the fish in the plastic bag, then hang it by the handles. A plastic bag doesn't weigh anything, so don't worry about it causing a difference in weight.
To change to lbs, press button to turn on, while the display is flashing press button again to change to lbs. If you press a secon time it will take you to tare. You must do this action immediately after you trun it on while it is flashing!
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