Filet knife - What to get?

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Stormin_Mormin, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Stormin_Mormin

    Stormin_Mormin New Member

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    Whats a good filet knife?
     
  2. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Buck makes a folder with a really stiff blade. I also like several of the Rapala models. Thin is in, but ya need a lil stiffnes to get good uniform pieces.
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  3. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    I also like the Rapala filet knives. That's about all I use anymore.
     
  4. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Rapala is the best in my book and not too pricey.
     
  5. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    I like good ol Rapala. Dexter makes some good resobably priced knives too.
     
  6. GETHOOKED

    GETHOOKED New Member

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    Rapala's electric filet knife is worth it's weight in gold!!!!!!!
     
  7. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    I have used nearly every electric available and burned them up too. One that I have not burned up in 3 years of use is the American Angler. The curved handle gray and black one in the clear blister pack. The other AA's won't hold up but that one is a good one. They make it in 12 volt or 110 volt. Wally and Sportsman's Warehouse among others sells them.
    Hope this helps.

    Cheez
     
  8. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    I use a Kershaw with slip out change blades and an electric knife...use them both
     
  9. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Buck, and Dexter-Russell are both very good knives.

    For smaller jobs, the 4" Rapala is the shiz.
     
  10. stinky fingers

    stinky fingers New Member

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    Rapala electric Wally-mart 40 bucks.
     
  11. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    My favorite is the larger Rapala knives. I have always used a fixed blade knife. The Rapalas are a thinner blade that gets good and sharp, but still has enough stiffness to get the job done. Besides, you can't beat the price. Vern
     
  12. godsglad8tor

    godsglad8tor New Member

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    j martini from walmart, 15 bucks, comes with leather shelth
     
  13. toddrod

    toddrod New Member

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    I have an American angler and a Gerber. Either of these are good when the blade is sharp. For the blade I use sharperners from Edgemaker. For 20 bucks, they are hard to beat.
     
  14. Stubby

    Stubby New Member

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    If you're equiped with electric, either 12volt or 110volt, the electric is the fastest and easy to use. I clean all my fish out on the water with a 12 volt that runs off of my finder battery. I dump all the remains back in the lake(as the state asks us to do) However Sara and I fish for eating size fish not trophy size. I very seldom kill a fish over 5 lbs. Not that I'm against it-We just don't need that much meat. Knives are only as good as the guy sharpening them, then the brand don't make much dif.
     
  15. Kevin N

    Kevin N New Member

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    you are right a knife is ony as good as the one who sharpens it or uses it it is also nice to have a knife that will keep the eadge. I have never used a electric knife even when i fished in Alaska fileting halibet
     
  16. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Rapala's are great knive's and they hold a great edge on them!
     
  17. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    I had a gerber that cut real good until i fillet my wrist and my wife said i couldnt play with knives anymore :roll_eyes: