Re: first timer form question
You will always get a better measurment while it is on the body. After it comes out of the pickle it will be shorter. You can measure it again if you want after it comes out of the tanning solution and you stretch it. Now generally I found a 1 5/8in. is going to be around a 20-25lb. This does change sometimes depending on what sex it is.
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