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    Default Suggestions for a digital scale

    I have a few lines I've stripped from reels I've sold and can't now recall the weights! Duh!
    Considering buying a digital scale to determine the line weights. I do recall the lines manufacturers.

    Any suggestions on a scale that is relatively reliable, easy to use and calibrate, and won't break the bank?
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    This may sound crazy, but.......my wife and I joined weightwatchers. We bought their digital scale which does a lot of different things. But, I also use it for weighing the first 30 ft of lines I forgot to mark.

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    I picked one up on ebay for just that purpose. Does grams, grains, ounces and very accurate. Can't remember the name offhand but there are any number of them on ebay in several different price ranges. Guess cutting drugs is big enough business to make the market lucrative for those scales.

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    Harbor Freight sells some small scales in various weight capacities for less than $10.

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    You need the line scale that ducksterman provided the link to. I have it and it is very easy to use and works great. You will love it!
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    Thanks all!

    I will order the Umpqua...exactly what I was looking for!
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    I mark my lines with a black Sharpie abour a foot from the end of the line. One small black ring for a one weight, two for a 2 weight etc. For a 5 wt and above, I use a broader mark for a 5. A six weight would have one broad mark and one narrow mark. Works for me.

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    I mark my fly lines wth a marker just like oldster does and it is such a joy to pick up a rod or a spool of used line in storage and just look at the marks and know for sure what weight it is.
    Warren
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyg View Post
    Thanks all!

    I will order the Umpqua...exactly what I was looking for!
    Unfortunately the product is no longer made

    If you find some somewhere let us know

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