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Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Stormin_Mormin, Jun 6, 2007.
Whats a good filet knife?
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.
I also like the Rapala filet knives. That's about all I use anymore.
Rapala is the best in my book and not too pricey.
I like good ol Rapala. Dexter makes some good resobably priced knives too.
Rapala's electric filet knife is worth it's weight in gold!!!!!!!
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.
I use a Kershaw with slip out change blades and an electric knife...use them both
Buck, and Dexter-Russell are both very good knives.
For smaller jobs, the 4" Rapala is the shiz.
Rapala electric Wally-mart 40 bucks.
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
j martini from walmart, 15 bucks, comes with leather shelth
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.
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.
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
Rapala's are great knive's and they hold a great edge on them!
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: