I got my Umpqua line scale a while back, but I finally got around to using it this last weekend.
I don’t know why I do this, but after some trips I’ve stripped lines off loaner reels and not recorded exactly what those lines were. Once off a reel and home from a trip an 8 wt. line looks very much like a 9 weight or 10 weight line, or 7 or 6 or god knows what. Over the past few years I’ve had a few lines pile up and the mystery has deepened and multiplied.
Well… enter the scale and all your questions are solved. You take the first 30 feet and measure that and presto… I know know that my mystery line is for a 7 weight.
Let’s label this a little more clearly…
It even works for sinking lines.
Good stuff. Now I know what I have and don’t have. It’s good stuff to know as I look at filling out lines for reels and rods. Nice.