Fishing Line Length Measuring Device - For String Length

#1
I usually just measure string off a reel by the arm-length method or if I am being picky a yardstick.

I recall when I was evaluating stringers looking at the Gamma machines with the string length measuring feature and debating if I thought the feature would be useful. In the end I thought there were other more important features I wanted and selected my Ghost 2.

The other day I was thinking about that feature again and was wondering if there is alternative for this capability. I searched and found electronic fishing line length meters for $20 on "the river" and I was wondering if others have looked at these as possible devices to measure string length off a reel.

Has anyone looked at/tried one of these?
 

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#3
^^^Ha, that's a bargain! The average home (and many if not most retail stringers) should make their money back in pretty much . . . never (longer than that if you buy the electronic version). But, on the positive side, you get the pleasure of speaking with Howard.
 
#4
^^^Ha, that's a bargain! The average home (and many if not most retail stringers) should make their money back in pretty much . . . never (longer than that if you buy the electronic version). But, on the positive side, you get the pleasure of speaking with Howard.
I thought there were a few threads I have seen that no one is making money doing this electronic string length device or not.
 
#5
You could take a walk along measuring wheel from Home Depot, take a piece of nylon with a groove cut into it and pull the string through.
 
#6
Really, I have no issues estimating string length. The question was asked if anyone had any ideas for a device outside the one that comes on the Gamma stringing machines and I did have an idea. As an aside I bet one pays more than $20 for that feature on the Gamma machine and would think the question raised above related to ROI would be more apt discussion in that instance than the 2 restrings it would take to payback the $20's spent on the fishing gizmo.
 
#7
Wing span technique is the easiest if you don't have any scrap lumber. I use a scrap piece of 1x4x3/4 that is 35 inches long. Each time around is a little over 6 feet. I marked the wood at 11 and 23 inches to get to the nearest foot. 36' is 6 times around; cut after less than a minute. 3 cents.
 
#8
Wing span technique is the easiest if you don't have any scrap lumber. I use a scrap piece of 1x4x3/4 that is 35 inches long. Each time around is a little over 6 feet. I marked the wood at 11 and 23 inches to get to the nearest foot. 36' is 6 times around; cut after less than a minute. 3 cents.
I am still new to this so am setting up my stringing area in the little piece of our laundry room that my wife is letting me use. I am planning to purchase a little table/bench to go behind me as I face the stringer with the thought that it will be roughly 3 feet long and I will mark off 1 and 2 foot increments. As I pull string off the reel I will roughly measure against those marks or the full length of the table. I plan to put a blue-tooth stereo on a shelve below it along with bins for string. I will put the speakers on the top of the table and from there it is a short walk to the refrigerator.....
 
#9
I ran a search after asking the question,,, I came across several "fishing line measuring devices", that might due the trick
Some mixed reviews on the ones I looked at, as to how long they last, but the device is out there
ill need to find one that works for this tennis reel purpose...

OP tnx for starting the thread, to get the discussion started..
 
#10
Wing span technique is the easiest if you don't have any scrap lumber. I use a scrap piece of 1x4x3/4 that is 35 inches long. Each time around is a little over 6 feet. I marked the wood at 11 and 23 inches to get to the nearest foot. 36' is 6 times around; cut after less than a minute. 3 cents.
Not exactly what we need,
What im hoping for is a easier way to measure a reel if you have to,
or lets say you wanna split a reel with a friend, with a length counter you can pull string directly into another reel the 330' or whatever and cut... the wing span method is good, but not for this case.. I know, ive done it (hate it when I loose count after 200' :mad: )..
 
#11
Most racquets 27" length.
9 racquet lengths = 20' 3" most mains
8 racquet lengths = 18' most crosses
You can tweak from there after you string one up but this puts you in the ballpark for most racquets.

If you want 20' = 9 racquets approx. 3" back and anyone should be able to approx 3" and you have a fast 20'. Simple.

This is for measuring off reel, not splitting reels, as most in reality does not do that over and over.
 
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#12
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This is for measuring off reel, not splitting reels, as most in reality does not do that over and over.
Another use for the counter ( per a discussion we had on another thread), was to find out how much string you have left towards the end of a reel...
some ppl keep good records and record string use as they go along,,, but some like me are not as diligent, so a easier/quicker way to find out (do I have 100' or 80',,,) would be nice to have...
 
#13
Not exactly what we need,
What im hoping for is a easier way to measure a reel if you have to,
or lets say you wanna split a reel with a friend, with a length counter you can pull string directly into another reel the 330' or whatever and cut... the wing span method is good, but not for this case.. I know, ive done it (hate it when I loose count after 200' :mad: )..
Sorry, I was thinking for just measuring to string a racquet not splitting a reel although I am not sure why it wouldn't work for that as I was envisioning hanging the reel off a hook feeding the line through the counter and then pulling string until you it the desired length. Then cutting it winding it back on an empty reel or better yet do the winding on the new reel as you go.
 
#14
Ok, here is something im gonna look more into
this I think will work for me,,, for what I descrived,,,


ill need to make a 2 reel holder "thing", with this in the middle,,,
 
#15
Ok, here is something im gonna look more into
this I think will work for me,,, for what I descrived,,,


ill need to make a 2 reel holder "thing", with this in the middle,,,
I had a feeling you might head that way!!! That is funny!:)

A few weekends back my son and I made a reel holder out of some wooden parts, a garage hook, and some varnish I bought from "H D". Imagine a wooden circular base with a half height newel post attached it with a garage hook on the side. I will post a picture. I was wondering if something like that and then taking a section of an old fishing rod (with the eyelets to feed the string through) and drilling a hole in the newel post and shoving the section of fishing rod into the hole and then attaching the meter to the pole. Then hanging the reel on the hook feeding the line through the eyelets and the meter and pull the string until you get the desired length.
 
#16
I had a feeling you might head that way!!! That is funny!:)

A few weekends back my son and I made a reel holder out of some wooden parts, a garage hook, and some varnish I bought from "H D". Imagine a wooden circular base with a half height newel post attached it with a garage hook on the side. I will post a picture. I was wondering if something like that and then taking a section of an old fishing rod (with the eyelets to feed the string through) and drilling a hole in the newel post and shoving the section of fishing rod into the hole and then attaching the meter to the pole. Then hanging the reel on the hook feeding the line through the eyelets and the meter and pull the string until you get the desired length.
The Stringomatic 3000 !!!!
 
#17
Most racquets 27" length.
9 racquet lengths = 20' 3" most mains
8 racquet lengths = 18' most crosses
You can tweak from there after you string one up but this puts you in the ballpark for most racquets.

If you want 20' = 9 racquets approx. 3" back and anyone should be able to approx 3" and you have a fast 20'. Simple.

This is for measuring off reel, not splitting reels, as most in reality does not do that over and over.
Oops plz disregard my previous reply to your post..
the OP AND I were looking for different answer to a similar but different scenarios,,,
 
#18
Wing span technique is the easiest if you don't have any scrap lumber. I use a scrap piece of 1x4x3/4 that is 35 inches long. Each time around is a little over 6 feet. I marked the wood at 11 and 23 inches to get to the nearest foot. 36' is 6 times around; cut after less than a minute. 3 cents.
Oops plz disregard my previous reply to your post..
the OP AND I were looking for different answer to a similar but different scenarios,,,

btw. Your answer is something I would have also suggested. The wing span method..
 
#20
Thats def. Something along the lines of what "I" was looking for...
but $400 is a bit much..
I just checked this out. Couldn't you use the Stringomatic 3000 but use the top section of the fishing rod for the Stringomatic 3000 and then use the bottom section and the reel to wind the string like that device on the web site. We can call it the Stringomatic 3000 reel-to-reel adapter.

Attach a cup holder and you get the Deluxe Stringomatic 3000 with the reel-to-reel adapter option !
 
#21
I put the reel on the ground then pull string about 2 in above my head use my toe to set up for next pull that's 6 ft. Repeat twice that's 18 ft. Then add 2ft if it's 18x20. In the 28 years I only miscounted a few times ended up with 12 ft and was like wtf, oh yeah, damn, gotta do it again, watta waste.
 
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