has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales

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has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales

Postby surf+angler » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:37 pm

has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales. ive never tried them before. ive always used the old method. scales and a sling. any thoughts please.

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Re: has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales

Postby sailnfish » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:41 pm

I would also like to hear opinions on these. I saw one of the grippers but it had pointed jaws which looked like they might damage a fish.
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Re: has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales

Postby agardiner22 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:36 pm

i always use them but my clamps have rounded ends and dont seem to harm the fish. find them reliable
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Re: has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales

Postby danbrosnan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:05 pm

Clipping a fish by the jaws holing them up measuring there weight doesn't sound like that safest way of treating the fish if it's for catch and release...

There a complete waste of money if you ask me, overpriced and a part of the bling culture of lure fishing...
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Re: has any anglers used the fish lip gripper scales

Postby agardiner22 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:29 pm

Mine only cost 10 euro, and its no worse than them being hooked and dragged from whence they came. it just takes a couple of seconds and just for larger fish
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