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AVID Digital Scales

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A good set of fishing scales are almost as important as your rods in modern angling, with many anglers chasing monster fish and others fishing in matches, you need to be confident that your scales are reliable. Whether you're new to fishing or a seasoned angler, it is always nice to know what the fish you're catching weighs. There is nothing worse than landing a fish of a lifetime and having to wonder how big it really was, as you didn't have any scales. It is always better practice to zero a sling before adding the fish. This gives a much more accurate reading, as the only thing that will impact the weight after they have been zeroed is the fish. Sometimes you can forget to weigh the sling after or just assume the sling weighs the same as last time, leading to an inaccurate weight when it's subtracted from the total weight. It's far more efficient to zero the sling, then add the fish. OVERVIEW:Unlike the other scales on test, these feature a proper set of arms (‘True Grip’ Wychwood calls them) to help achieve a better reading. The ‘Dual Screen’ model allows you to see the weight reading regardless of what way round you’re holding the scales. A ‘Memory’ function and in-built night display are neat extras.

EASE OF USE:These scales follow exactly the same layout as the Prologics. The only issue we had with these was the taring, which happened just once: it kept starting at 0.20kg. And then it did go to zero for seemingly no reason! We really like the look of the built-in fold-out stainless steel arms that benefit from ergonomic reinforced sleeves, allowing you to get a firm and secure grip when lifting up the scales. With a maximum weighing capacity of 60lb, these are sufficient for your local lake, but not so much if you fish over in Europe regularly.EASE OF USE:Operating—like all of the models featured—is done from three push buttons. ‘On/Off’ is enabled by pushing the ‘Power’ button for 2 (On) or 3 (Off) seconds, and you zero the scales by pushing the same button. caption id="attachment_2825" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The compact space saving size is a great feature....[/caption] The main thing you should look for in a set of scales is reliability, choosing a brand that has an excellent reputation for producing accurate scales is by far the most important factor. There is little to no point weighing a fish if the weight the scales read are completely inaccurate, so getting a good set is paramount if you want to record your catches correctly. EASE OF USE:Very easy. On/Off button in the middle of the scales and then you simply push the ‘Reset/Zero’ button once you’ve attached your sling. Switching between pounds and kilos is extremely easy too.

The built-in fold-out arms are also made from super-strong stainless steel with ergonomic reinforced over molded sleeves. Bottom out: This is a term given when scales are overloaded and go past their maximum weigh point, for example, a 10kg weight placed on a set of 8kg scales.


It then really comes down to what your budget is and how brand loyal you are, as most of the scales carry the same features. The cheaper models don’t have the ‘Memory’ feature, so if that’s something that is important to you, then the Reubens, Kordas, and Wychwoods with their 100% accuracy reading could be a good choice. However, do remember that those first two models are the most expensive on test. It is also important to buy a set of scales that are capable of weighing the fish you are looking to catch. If you're an avid roach angler, then a set of scales that weigh up to 10lb would be a great choice. They provide the finesse for accurate weighing of smaller fish and if you bottom them out with a roach, you wouldn't care anyway. If you like to fish for large fish like carp or catfish, a set of scales that can weigh in excess of 100lb are required, just make sure the scales you choose are suitable for the fish you're targeting. Glossary The Avid Digital Scales from Avid have been designed to make to job of accurately recording fish weight an easier task. Every angler should have a reliable, accurate set of scales - after all, you never know when that fish of a lifetime is going to end up biting at your carp fishing rods!

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