The Yak-Gear Fish Stick Folding Fish Ruler is a fish ruler created with the conscientious angler in mind. The Yak-Gear Fish Stick Folding Fish Ruler was designed to be compact, accurate, durable and to float. Have you ever been paddling to your favorite fishing spot only to have your metal measuring board fall overboard and sink to the bottom? Has a fish ever flopped off your measuring board while trying to measure it? The Yak-Gear Fish Stick Folding Fish Ruler will help solve all of these issues. Not only will it float, but the Yak-Gear Floating Fish Ruler is made of a proprietary blend of PVC and plastic making it virtually indestructible. A carved out notch on the raised nose board allows you to keep your fish on the hook while taking an accurate measurement. Due to its ability to float, the Yak-Gear Floating Fish Ruler is ideal for measuring fish while they are still in the water so that they are not put under further duress by being removed from the water to be handled.
I would have rated the product a 5 but the permanent marker and the alcohol patch are a real pain. For the price I would expect the numbers and hash marks to come already colored. Be prepared to wash totally clean and start over several times and probably be a bit disappointed with the final outcome. When trying to touch up a slip, the alcohol patch makes an even larger mess. I really like the ruler but I would not pay this much for it again if I have to do the marking. I'm sure after a few outings it won't matter because it will require doing the marking again and I won't be as particular.
Like everything about it other than I would prefer the measuring increments being already marked rather than being supplied a marker to fill them in myself.