Sonik SK-Tek Floating Weigh Sling – In-Depth Review
The Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling comes in two different sizes – Standard and Large. I opted for the large version. Although it’s bulkier to transport and doesn’t fit inside the Sk-Tek Compact Rod Sleeve as nicely as the Standard Size, the large can accommodate multiple fish at once, which is a must now that we can use up to 3 rods to target carp here in Canada.
I’ve used the Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling for a few seasons. After retaining and weighing hundreds of carp, I can write an honest review. If you’re looking for the perfect sling, this is it.
Sonik SK-Tek Floating Weigh Sling Dimensions
The hardest decision to make is buying the Standard or Large version of the Sonik SK-Tek Weigh Sling. To make your choice easier, think if you would prefer a sling that holds multiple fish safely or prefer to have a smaller, more compact sling that is easier to transport and store.
Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling (Standard):
- Expanded – 110cm (Length) – 35cm (Depth) – 50cm (Height)
- Transport – 110cm (Length) – 10cm (Depth)
Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling (Large):
- Expanded – 130cm (Length) – 40cm (Depth) – 65cm (Height)
- Transport – 130cm (Length) – 10cm (Depth)
The only downside to the large sling that I use is that the height is a little too big. It can be tricky to carry with big fish in it as you need to hold your hands up near your chest to prevent the bottom from dragging on the ground. The same goes for weighing bigger fish, and it can be challenging to hold that much weight steady at that height to get an accurate reading on the scale.
Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling Features
Most Carp Fishing weigh slings are relatively basic. I remember my first NGT Sling didn’t even have a closed top. I was constantly worrying that fish would escape out the top. I’ve used many slings over the years, and since upgrading to the Sonik SK-Tek, Large Floating Weigh Sling I can honestly say it has every feature an angler could need.
- Lightweight Design for Easy Weighing.
- Large #10 Zippers on Both Ends.
- Double Reinforced Handles and Webbing.
- Quick Draining Mesh on Bottom AND Sides.
- 5m Retaining Cord with Bankstick Attachment.
- Single Span Tension Bar.
- Sleek Looking Camo Material on Top and Ends.
- Easy-Hook Weigh Scale Loops.
- Wide Span Weighing Straps for Better Balance.
As you can see, Sonik has thought of every feature a sling should have and then some. The added bonus of the retention cord in the side pocket was a pleasant surprise. No more forgetting it at home or fumbling around on the bank trying to find it at the last minute once you have a fish in the sling.
Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling Pros and Cons
When compared side by side to other weigh slings I’ve used in the past, it’s a no-brainer which to choose. The Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling has all the features you need and not many cons, as outlined below.
|Sonik Sk-Tek Sling Pros||Sonik Sk-Tek Sling Cons|
|Lightweight Durable Materials||A Little Too Big When Weighing Fish|
|Built-in Retainer Cord||Too Long to Fit Perfectly in Sk-Tek Rod Sleeves|
|Perfectly Balanced with Built-in Weigh Rings||Very Fine Mesh Catches and Holds Debris|
|Big Strong Zippers for Easy Handling||–|
|Mesh Construction for Easy Drainage||–|
|Comes with Compact Carry Bag||–|
Where to Buy the Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling
I purchased my Sonik Sk-Tek Floating Weigh Sling through a special order at Carpkit, although I will link a few other retailers so you can easily compare prices and choose which best suits your needs.
Check out our Recommended Carp Care Gear Page for more information such as links, stores and pricing.