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Folks:

I've been fiddling around with quite a few scando heads, and a few skagit heads as well, and now am starting to cut them back to suit me and the rods. While some of them are of newer manufacture, and come with charts saying how much a foot of back end weighs, more of them are of made up of old lines, so I haven't any idea what grain weight I have to start with and what I am cutting off.

I definitely need a scale. I don't exactly want to talk to the local crack dealer for help. Surely I'm not the first one of the group to run up against this need. Anybody have a lead on where to get one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

All the best
John
 

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Another sponsor and heck of a nice guy, Poppy, aka mr. Redshed has them too.
 

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another sponser

I got mine from Bob Meiser. $35.00 Made by U.S. Balance, measures in oz, grams, grains & some other foreign measurment that I am unfamiliar with. Goes way past the 500 grins that (gun) powder scales are limited to, tare wt, dead accurate digital. What more can I say? I suspect all of the above mentioned (sponsers) is selling the same thing. Choose your favorite and give them a call. :D
 

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I have one of these scales, and it is a great one.

Philster said:
The instructions are not that great (at least in my package) on how to use the lid to hold the tips, leaders or whatever. You just remove the lid from the top and put it on the little metal scale. Then you hit the on button in the correct mode. It cancels out the weight of the lid to accurately measure the tip, line, leader or fly.

Then you just put what you want to weigh in the lid after the chip has eliminated the weight of the lid and shows 0.000.

I keep mine by my easy chair and I can measure things during the tv ads or some boring program, the better half has chosen. :roll:
 

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The scale that JD and I use (both via Meiz) are the same one noted at Poppy's Place. Right on on the 'zeroing out' of the scale; that said, they also give you a 50 gram (think that's the number without looking) to actually do a weight test.
 
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