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Fillet knife? #7871544
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Any pros out there that can tell me pros and cons of a good al purpose fillet knife and what brand or knife to look for?

Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871572
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I have a Bubba blade and really like the handle and how it feels in my hand while using it the blade flexes when it's needed , I've also have a electric fillet knifes that is a work horse that zips through fish when you have shore power .

That's what I judge any knife on is quality of steel and feel when it's being used .


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I use one everyday during the summer. Have a few brands but my favorite is still the Old Hickory.


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Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871589
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Mister Twister electric

Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871592
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We cleaned millions of pounds professionally using Dexter Russel 7 and 9 fillet knives. Kept them razor sharpe.

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Depends on what I'm cleaning and where I'm cleaning. For on the boat we use Dexter and Bubba. Like what was said before keep them SHARP! We keep a steel and stone on the boats. On the dock and we are in a hurry with several hundred pounds to clean I prefer the Bubba cordless. It comes with 4 different blades and will clean everything from a bream to a tuna fast. For in the kitchen and for precision work I have a Wusthof. Hands down the Wusthof is the best fillet knife I've used over my many years of commercial fishing and being a school trained French and Italian chef.

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Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871620
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I used mister twister for years but a couple years ago go tired of hauling extension cord and purchased a bass pro extreme performance series (XPS) for short. Battery operated. Should have done it years ago. XPS is worth looking at.

Re: Fillet knife? [Re: Kevin Colpetzer] #7871622
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Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
Mister Twister electric

X2 And a big Rapala when I'm away from electricity. A little Rapala works great to remove the ribs as well.

Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871626
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I bought one from bass pro. Bass pro brand no clue who makes it.Nice rubber grip, stays sharp awhile, touchs up quickly on a steel. Got a nice case fillet knife too with a green rubber handle. I just lay both out and my f dick steel when processing fish. If I have enough fish to dull both I steel both then get back to it.


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Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871628
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CUTCO adjustable filleting knife hard to beat

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X2 on Dexter Russel

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Ron Post makes some dandy filleting knives.
He will make you a custom one too if you call him.

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If your looking for an electric knife,," American Angler" brand is bullet proof.Rapalas aren't bad,,but not the quality of the American Angler.Forget Mister Twister.I fried two of them.They don't stand up to the abuse I give the electric knives.I will many times do 100 perch at a time.If your looking for just a fixed blade regular knife,,the J.Marttiini Finland Rapalas are very reliable and hold an edge well.

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Originally Posted by Jasonj
CUTCO adjustable filleting knife hard to beat

I have one of those,,they are pretty nice.


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Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871657
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For small fish, I keep going back to a cheap old Rapala made by Martiinni. The better ones I have made by Kershaw and Dexter are just to stiff and I end up with rib bones I have to cut out.

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What type of fish? Recently acquired a bubba corded knife. Will fillet out a 15lb bluecat just like a 1lb bass. Thru ribs an all. Great handle to

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11" up to 24"

That's my point about a stiff knife, it cuts thru the ribs instead of skipping over them.

Sorry, you asked type. Mostly Trout, Walleye and Bass.

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Re: Fillet knife? [Re: nate] #7871774
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I also like the Cutco. I have a mid 80s Chicago cutlery fillet knife that is razor sharp, it came with a mini steel in yhe sheath and works great to touching up the blade.

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My opinion. American Angler cordless. Mister Twister are JUNK!!!

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