Your thoughts on fillet knifes

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by missouri cat hunter, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. missouri cat hunter

    missouri cat hunter New Member

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    wats youre guyses thoughts on fillet knifes do u prefer electric or not for me its non electric just because you have more of a control with wat youre doing ya if i have alot of fish electrics faster but you just dont have as much of control
     
  2. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Electric is better for those of us less than skilled.
     

  3. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Oh, I mean because like you said, I got sooo many fish to clean.:wink:
     
  4. elalr

    elalr New Member

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    i like elec. knives, but i sure can ruin a fillet quick.
     
  5. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    I like the elec knives for when I got a mess of lil blues or channels like 15 or 20 when me and the kidds go out sandbar fishen. I got a few good regular fillet knives. I keep em sharp like my skinnen knives with a dimond stone just below razor sharp. A good rule is to buy new blades for the elec knives every year if you dress a lot of fish and game a set goes thru 4 to 6 deer a year and about 200lbs of fish @ my house. I keep the old blades for dressen carp for cutbait for fishen and trot linen.
     
  6. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've always preferred using an electric, but since finding a new way to fillet catfish, I'm not as hard-core about it. The one thing you can't get around is that a sharp fillet knife will cut through the skin of a smaller cat much quicker than an electric.
     
  7. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Good thing I don't catch many "smaller" ones.

















    Sounded like I only caught bigger ones, without actually having said it, right?:wink:
     
  8. bodie

    bodie New Member

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    I will use a electric knife on the ones up to 7lbs or so. The ribs get hard cut through on the bigger fish. I don't like burning up my knifes to much.
     
  9. Pendernator

    Pendernator New Member

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    i use an electric knife for filleting catfis, but any other fish i use my normal fillet knife.:smile2:
     
  10. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Just a regular ol' fillet knife for me. I would almost be willing to race against someone with an electric knife. It's quick if you know what you are doing. I still skin the fish too. Just old fashioned, I guess. I did try an electric knife once, and didn't like it. I like to feel the bones as I'm cutting so I know I'm getting every bite of meat.
     
  11. sigpros

    sigpros Member

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    I like to skin them first and then use a regular fillet knife. But I don't keep em over 3 or 4 pounds.