Spring scales are one of the most useful tools to have, they make it quick and easy to measure and set the drag on any of reels to keep you from guessing. The Manley scales are some of the highest quality spring scales available to fishermen, they’re brass and made in England from start to finish giving them a higher quality than anything else you can find on the market. We’ve gone through tons of different scales for when we set the drag anytime we spool reels and the Manley was the only one that stuck around. The one we have in the shop is from 1987 and has been used tens of thousands of times both on the boat in salt water and in the store to measure drag ratings. It doesn’t look quite as shiny and new, but the performance of it has not changed in 30 years. For a bit more money you get a scale that will definitely last you a lifetime and give you no issues along the way.