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Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Stormin_Mormin, Jan 5, 2007.
Looking for a good quality, and lower priced filet knife, any suggestions? Thanks
i have a puma filet knife i ourchased a few years back. i paid close to 40.00 bucks for mine but a place called knifecenter.com has them for 24.95. and man you cant go wrong with these knioves they are superb.
I got the black handled Rapala for $9.95 at Gander today. The handle won't rot out like the wooden ones did. Has a sharpener included.
The same Rapala is at wally world for 10 bucks with sharpener.
There some great fillet knives avaliable at cheap prices. You need to determine how flexable the blade needs to be to suit you. I kind of like the middle ground. You need to learn how to sharpen it to best suit the way you use it. One thing that I have changed my mind on is that I have changed to the diamond hones. I have still got all of the sharpening stones that I have accumulated but I am finding the diamond hones work better on the stainless blades. Keep the hone with you and touch up the edge before it gets dull.
Electric fillet knives are all similar. The position and operation of the trigger is the most Important thing to me. I like the trigger on top operated by the thumb the best. I would just as soon have a $5 electric knife from a garage sale as a $100 Name brand.
The more you use either one the more you will learn what suits your individual likes.
Dexter-Russell knives are primarilly for professional chefs, but they do make filet knives, they are reasonably priced, and they are excellent.
A google search will turn up plenty of sources.
New lesson for me too. I found that the more flex blade I preferred for smaller gamefish didn't work well for catfish. I like eaters in the 3-5 lb. range, & I think you need a stiffer blade for a good even fillet.
I use a kershaw,, got it from snapon,, it is made of very hard steel , need a diamond stone to sharpen, but it stays sharp a long time when properly sharpened
you wont go wrong gettin a rapala:cool2:
All ways Perfered the Rapala Its the:boss:
I like the rapalasjust get two one 6 and one8 that way you can use the one best suited for the job at hand
American Angler at wally world. Less than $10, and it comes with a big plastic sheath, and a sharpener. One peice of advice, it cuts fingers just as good as fish.:angry:
I always use Rapala
I use a Rapala on smaller fish , I've been using it a few years and have filleted a couple hundred fish, easily.
I went to Wallly world and bought an electric knife for like $20 and it works well. Having the trigger on the top sure would be nice! After a couple catfish my hands get pretty slimy and it can get difficult to keep the trigger actuated...but i only spent ~$20..so i got what i paid for.
I have used a tooth pick to hold my trigger down.
It works well and is easy to pull out when the job is done.
Try it you'll like it!
I'm with Bigun, I have 2 elect. knives and they work great. I use a regular 6" filet knife to cut the red meat out.
I use a Rapala for filleting fish. The blades last forever. I have one that was my dad's, then I took it, used it for about 15 years, the handle finally rotted off so I went and bought a new one. Same blade, but with a plastic handle. $10 and I have no doubt it will last me 20 years. If you can find a teflon cutting board, your blade life will increase 10 fold. At work I use Victorinox swiss stainless knives. They are cheep and effective. I don't know where to buy them though. I get them from a salesman.
You can put on that prevents the accidental finger cuts? I am seriously thinking of going over to electric fillet knives.That is if I can catch any fish this year.For me,last year was horrible I couldn't catch anything no matter what bait i used or what time I went. Man I hope it's better this year!:roll_eyes:
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