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By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — September 2004
For me one of the most exciting parts of fishing is figuring out how much my catch weighs, whether it’s a three-pound flounder, a 30-pound striper, or 300-pound marlin. Until now, that entailed a lot of estimating. Thanks to GripNweigh, a digital fish scale from Xtools, not only can you establish the poundage of your conquest, but you can also get a solid grip on it so it doesn’t slip off into the deep blue and become the dreaded “one that got away.” According to the company, this patented gizmo helps you “control, lift, unhook, and weigh your catch in one easy, fast motion.” It works on any fish up to 25 pounds and even stores the weight of the five heaviest fish you’ve caught. Additionally, GripNweigh features a watertight electronics housing and a safety lanyard, and it floats—just in case.
GripNweigh is available at a number of gear and tackle shops nationwide. It costs $89.99, will lend a helping hand to any amateur angler, and should make figuring out how much your fish weighs a piece of cake. Contact the company for a list of retailers near you.
XTools Phone: (877) 4XTOOLS. www.xtools.us.
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This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.