Must-Have Gear: Umpqua Fly Line Scale

February 27, 2012 By: timromano

Umpqua - Fly Line Scale

Why, why, why, didn’t someone tell me this product existed?

It would have saved me untold amounts of money, time, and hours of frustration sorting and guessing about stacks of used but totally usable fly lines in my garage.

You know the problem. You take a line off a reel, put on another line on, coil up the old fly line and forget to mark what it is. Only to come back months later scratching your head, knowing you just wasted a good deal of money because you were lazy and didn’t mark said line.

Enter the Umpqua Fly Line Scale. Umpqua says it will accurately measure from #1 through #13 weight fly lines, regardless of the manufacturer or if the line is floating or sinking. I was skeptical, but after testing on multiple lines of my own I’m a believer. It was dead on every time.

It literally takes about one minute and 4 easy steps.  You’ll never throw away a perfectly good mystery line ever again. At $19.99 the Umpqua line scale is one of the best fishing investments I’ve made in a long time.

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