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Who is using digital scales, what kind do you have and what are your likes and dislikes, I'm wanting to buy a set of scales, I would like them to be lightweight, small, accurate, and waterproof if possible, thanks for the info in advance.

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As far as I've experienced, there is no such thing as an accurate, inexpensive, portable digital scale. Every one of them that I've owned weighed over or under the actual weight. My hobby used to be fly fishing for records in Texas lakes, and you need a certified scale for that, and there are no small digital scales they can be certified. There are battery-powered digital scales on the market that are certifiable, but they cost $600-$900, and they are not like the ones fishermen use.
i use berkley scales they do just fine for what i do with them with no complaints and i think they go up to 50 pounds and they were like 20 dollers i think
I used to use Berkley scales as well, Mark, but I founf out that they continually registered several ounces under the actual weight. That's really not a problem for most fishermen because most aren't really particular about the exact weight. They just want an approximate weight, which is what Berkeley and other digitals give.

Hey Tim...I know it is not the easiest scale to carry around, but I purchased a digital kitchen scale by MainStays at a local Wal-Mart for $20. It weighs accurately up to 10 pounds in pounds/ounces or grams. I got the idea from Bruce Condello when he brought a scale to Richmond Mill that he got on-line from 'The Biggest Loser' website. There are many food and kitchen scales that are very accurate and ideal for weighing panfish. We weighed our bluegills, bass and crappies on it and the weights were in 1/100 ths of a pound.

The only thing I don't like about mine is that it has a glass weigh plate, and you have to be a little careful with it. Operates on a single lithium battery, which is included. We weighed a 2.055 and a 2.155 bluegill on it at RM. the last time down, and I believe those weights were very accurate for those gills that were just shy of 12 inches in length. We also weighed bass up to six pounds with it.

No, not the kind of scale you can carry in your vest, but you can certainly keep it in your boat or keep it dockside to weigh fish from a livewell.

Hope this helps...

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