Ego Fishing Report

Whether you’re wading inshore, casting metro canals or ponds, chunking-and-winding bass from the bow, or battling big waters, we all need gear that gets the job done. While most of us spend plenty of money on rods, reels, line, tackle, and weather-capable apparel—fishing tools and accessories are sometimes an afterthought.

We’ve all been there, asking fellow anglers if anybody has pliers, hook remover, or line-cutter. That’s fine when fishing with buddies, but out solo it can be a sad situation.

Now add your once-in-a-lifetime landing of a trophy fish without any scale or measuring tape to validate the catch. Hard to say how many potential wall-mount replicas (and record-breakers) have been released without specs, only to survive in blurry, first-person cellphone photos and tall tales.

That brings us to probably the smartest fish scale/measuring tape combo we’ve ever used.


Small enough to fit in any tackle pack, hoodie or shorts side pocket, the EGO® Waterproof Fishing Scale is compact, but will weigh fish topping 100 pounds (like we’ll ever need that)!

And, unlike most scales, the EGO Waterproof Fishing Scale also features a flexible, retractable measuring tape not only designed for measuring fish length but works for wrapping around fish bellies for girth measurements, too. That means no carrying a tangled sewing tape measure—and you can leave the silver and yellow Stanley in the garage, too.

EGO Digital ScaleEGO Digital Scale


  • Weighs fish up to 110 lbs.
  • Waterproof
  • Ergonomic Handle
  • Weighs in Customizable lb., kg., and oz. Digital Read-out
  • Tare/Data Lock Function
  • Stainless Steel Hook
  • Strong ABS Plastic Body
  • Built-in Flexible Measuring Tape
  • Includes User Manual, Screwdriver and 2 AAA batteries
  • Size: 7” L x 4.75” W x 1.5” H
  • MSRP $69.99


When removing needle-sharp trebles from the skin, muscle, or bone in toothy fish mouths, we’ve often wished for a better way. Even in the case of using long-handled pliers, hemostats, and forceps—the business ends aren’t designed for removing hooks—they’re intended for crimping, applying pressure, and in the case of repurposed surgical tools, well, surgery.

The solution? EGO’s Ultra Remover, specifically designed for the task of removing hooks deep from the throats of gamefish. The genius behind it is a two-finger pinching mechanism grip that extends and retracts a non-corrosive J-shaped hook grabber for easy and safe hook removal from thrashing gamefish in or out of a landing net.


  • 11” Body Length
  • Ergonomic Palm Grip
  • Quick Two-Finger Pinching Lever
  • Non-Corrosive Metal Components
  • Coiled, Extendable Safety Leash
  • MSRP $15.99


On a scale of 1-to-10, most line-cutters barely score a 5. They fail to slice braid, leaving fray that’s difficult to work with; dull quickly; easily bend out of shape; and aren’t weaponized to open a split-ring. Conversely, EGO’s Line Cutter slices through thin and thick braids with surgical precision, stays sharp, holds its shape, and features a split-ring jaw on its tip.

And you can keep the Line Cutter at the ready on an EGO Retractable Lanyard.


  • Super-Sharp Jaw Blades
  • Easily Cuts Heavy Braid, Fluorocarbon, or Monofilament
  • Split Ring Jaw Tip For Swapping Out Hooks
  • Compact Design
  • Durable ABS Plastic Finger Grips
  • Size: 4.5” L x 2.75” W x 0.3” H
  • MSRP $6.99