Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • 0
bogwalker

Good Fillet Knife.

Question

bogwalker

Who makes a good fillet knife that will hold an edge?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0
tednugefan

for perch and sunnnies i like a more flexible knife

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
harvey lee

I like a knife somewhat flexible for pannies. My Cutco reall gets the job done very well. It really helps in taking the rib cage out without damaging meat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
rockman

I got a Cutco brochure, and catalog,in the mail today.The price for their fillet knife is cheaper than the Leech Lake knife.Not bad for a knife with a forever warranty. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Ed Carlson

An economy knife look to the new black blades in the Rapala. If you can locate one grab the special edition Rapala Muscinie steel with the serrated back...super knife.

A more costly set of knives but well worth it is the Alaskan Outfitters 2 knife set. Amazing steel, razor edge with a few wipes of a steel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Northlander

My Kershaw was probably the best fillet knife for the $ I have ever had. I see no need to pay more than $50 on a fillet knife these days. I dont care how good the steel is or the guarantee. I will lose it before the guarantee is up anyways. grin

Most of the time I use my electric and I seem to have that down pretty good now. Those knife dulling pannies dont bother me any more.

I do have a old Chicago Cutlery fillet knife that has been great. It came in a set we got over 20 years ago and still holds a good edge. Just not much metal left but its more flxible now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
croixflats

Northlander, Ive never used a electric fillet knife is there a learning curve with one. I'm not the greatest at filleting especially going through the ribs so I finess around the ribs like I'm deboneing a bird.

I'm really interested in getting one but I'm worried the action may be fast and harder to control.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Northlander

Ya there is. You have to take your time so you dont zip through the backbone especially on small fish. Once yo have done a few dozen fish of each kind you get the hang of it.

Get a rechargable if you can. The corded ones last a long long time but the cords are a pain to have hanging in the way.

I also like the ones with pointed tips not square.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
rockman

Ditto on using the electric,Northlander.Nothing beats the ol' green Mister twister electric.The Cutco may be a good knife, but not in my sights right now.All I am doing is window shopping. Got plenty of the ol' Rapala blades laying around my place to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
upnorth

I started using the electric/battery operated fillet knife that my brother in law had and I think they work great. It took a couple fish to get the hang of how they work, but if you can handle a fillet knife I think you will pick up on using on of those pretty quick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
bobbyG

If they would make a rechargeable and 12 volt together(if possible), you would have the best of both worlds. Cords are a pain but if you run out of juice on a remote fishing trip with no electricity, that 12 volt hole in your boat is real nice to have. Had this happen on a trip that we were weight restricted so brought one rechargeable, ended up using a non electric the rest of the week which brought us to more catch and release!

I felt I did a better job if not rushing with an electric. My $.02.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
upnorth

There is the biggest issue with the battery operated fillet knife, battery life. I don't think there is one out that has a really good battery life, well something that is going to last a week of good fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
croixflats

Thanks for the thread bogwalker and thanks for the input all I'm gonna invest in a rechargeable knife.

Also I thought I would mention the have those converters now that you can plug into a cigerate lighter for charging or for ac power supply. I forget what they are called

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
steffanf

Also I thought I would mention the have those converters now that you can plug into a cigerate lighter for charging or for ac power supply. I forget what they are called

Just FYI, the converter you are talking about is called an Inverter.

-Gregg B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
wannaeye

Anybody see the "How to Fillet a Walleye" video on the Minneaplois newspaper site??

It was a folding, serrated edge knife?? I was impressed the way it cut through the rib bones and still sliced out the rib bones so easily.

Harvelee, how much does the Cutco knife run????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Rick

Any new ones out there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
leech~~

I was told this was the knife to get, just recently!  😉  

 

Wusthof Classic 7 in. Fillet Knife

By Wusthof 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

$129.95

image.thumb.png.204b4ac466366772617311c9653fa6da.png

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • l Love It 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
eyeguy 54

buy me one and I will test it

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Mike89

still using my leech lake knife............

  • Thanks 1
  • l Love It 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
leech~~
46 minutes ago, Mike89 said:

still using my leech lake knife............

 

If I could afford a $129 Wusthof.  I'd get the Leech Lake knife instead!  I stare at them every time I'm in Reeds, but just can't pull the trigger so I keep using one of the other 5 cheap knives I have. 🙁

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Rick G

Honestly, the odd times I keep a few I been using a electric.... but will break the old Cutco out from time to time😁

20200121_155238.jpg

  • l Love It 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
IceHawk

Bubba is one of the newest ones to hit the market. I haven't tested one yet but hopefully someone has. I have a  few different ones Old Henry, Rapala, Cutco. And a couple elctrics. Have to Agree with Rick G on this one hands down the best I have used is still the Cutco for a manual knife and for the best bang for buck the Mister twister for a electric.  Tough to beat a leech Lake  for looks and  Craftsmanship just haven't wrecked the Cutco yet. My next one will be the leech. We have a set of the Cutco knives for ordinary cooking and I love them. Was a little upset when wife bought the set because u could almost buy a small car for the price 😲 But they have proven themselves over and over again and she made a believer out of me. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Yayyyy 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Mike89

yea i have the other knifes too!!  and I do like to use the electric knife too!!!  

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
smurfy
4 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

If I could afford a $129 Wusthof.  I'd get the Leech Lake knife instead!  I stare at them every time I'm in Reeds, but just can't pull the trigger so I keep using one of the other 5 cheap knives I have. 🙁

I have 4. bought them from reeds at the ice show and never paid more then 80 bucks each...….but that was years ago. no electric knife for me. moisture and electricity don't mix!!!!!!

  • Yayyyy 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
leech~~
9 minutes ago, smurfy said:

I have 4. bought them from reeds at the ice show and never paid more then 80 bucks each...….but that was years ago. no electric knife for me. moisture and electricity don't mix!!!!!!

 

Well, gooood for you!  Now their like $108 bucks at Reeds.  😕

  • Wow, COOL! 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
smurfy
11 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

 

Well, gooood for you!  Now their like $108 bucks at Reeds.  😕

Then don't go to Scheels. 108 is a sceaming deal for what they want for them  just for the sake of clarification I have  2 if each, short and long.

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Yayyyy 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
leech~~
2 hours ago, smurfy said:

Then don't go to Scheels. 108 is a sceaming deal for what they want for them  just for the sake of clarification I have  2 if each, short and long.

 

$129 at Scheels it looks like.  That's a lot of minnow and gas money!  🙁

  • Wow, COOL! 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Wanderer
7 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

$129 at Scheels it looks like.  That's a lot of minnow and gas money!  🙁


Not really.  It’s about 1 tank of each these days. 😯

  • Yayyyy 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
huntnfish

I normally use my electric. I resisted for a long time before finally caving and getting one. I don’t clean a lot of fish and it allows me to still do a good job when I am out of practice with the manual knife. 

 

For regular knives I have a Leech knock off I got at a sports show about 15 years ago. Works decent and has good flex. I also have a couple rapalas and just picked up a Bubba. I haven’t tried the Bubba yet but have seen them in action in a cleaning house and they seem to do a good job. I picked up a Bubba gut hook knife before last deer season and that thing is scary sharp and held a decent edge offer gutting and splitting the chest of a couple deer. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hookmaster

You want a flexible knife for filleting. Are you having trouble getting the meat of the whole fish or the fillet off the skin? I've found it helps to have the fish on a 2X8 or 2X10 on top of a table rather than just on the table. It helps your fingers go below the level of the fish to adjust the angle of the blade better.

 

I checked on when I bought my Leech Lake Knife last night. It was 2000 at the Sportshow in Mpls. Don himself engraved the date and personal inscription. I have stopped going there to get it sharpened. Do they still do that? I found I could keep it really sharp by touching it up on a steel a few times a year. I bought 3 more of these knives for my fishing buddies and lifelong friends.

  • Thumbs Up 2
  • I Like it 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Similar Content

    • SkunkedAgain
      By SkunkedAgain
      I'm considering the possibility of getting another snowmobile again. My problem is storage. I have no space at home to store a sled and trailer. I was thinking about storing it somewhere near-ish the west end of the lake so that I can pick it up, tow it the short trip to The Landing, and then get to my place. Are there any options besides Vermilion Drive Storage on Hwy 24 just north of Cook? I reached out to them but want to make sure that I've checked out all of my options.
    • Getanet
      By Getanet
      The Star Tribune had a very  interesting story today about a research student at the U working on a project to genetically modify the DNA in male carp to create a fish whose sperm would destroy the eggs of female carp during spawning. As far as I can tell, it would be used to target invasive carp. The story made it sound like there would be very few, if any, drawbacks - but I don't know how I feel about it...when you start editing DNA and messing with the natural order of things it seems like there could be unintended consequences. Just thought I'd post it here as I'd curious what other sportsman think of it:
       
      http://www.startribune.com/dna-altering-project-is-gaining-attention-as-potential-tool-vs-invasive-carp/568249902/
       
      Solution for a scourge? University of Minnesota scientist is progressing with carp-killer tool
      DNA-altering project is gaining attention as potential advance against invasive carp. 
       
      Sam Erickson followed his love of science to outer space one summer during an internship at NASA. He came away fascinated by seeing into deep space by interpreting interaction between matter and infrared radiation.
      Now a full-fledged researcher at the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences, the 25-year-old Alaska native is immersed in something far more earthly: killing carp. His fast-moving genetic engineering project is drawing attention from around the country as a potential tool to stop the spread of invasive carp.
       
      “I want to make a special fish,” Erickson said in a recent interview at Gortner Laboratory in Falcon Heights.
       
      In short, he plans to produce batches of male carp that would destroy the eggs of female carp during spawning season. The modified male fish would spray the eggs as if fertilizing them. But the seminal fluid — thanks to DNA editing — would instead cause the embryonic eggs to biologically self-destruct in a form of birth control that wouldn’t affect other species nor create mutant carp in the wild.
       
      His goal is to achieve the result in a controlled setting using common carp. From there, it will be up to federal regulators and fisheries biologists to decide whether to translate the technology to constrain reproduction of invasive carp in public waters.
       
      “What we’re developing is a tool,” Erickson said. “If we could make this work, it would be a total game-changer.”
       
      Supervised by University of Minnesota assistant professor Michael Smanski, Erickson recently received approval to accelerate his project by hiring a handful of undergraduate assistants. He also traveled last month to Springfield, Ill., to present his research plan to the 2020 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.
       
      “We’re pretty excited about where his project is at,” said Nick Phelps, director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the U. “Things are sure moving fast. There’s excitement and caution.”
       
      Erickson’s research has received funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. No breeding populations of invasive carp have been detected in Minnesota, but the Department of Natural Resources has confirmed several individual fish captures and the agency has worked to keep the voracious eaters from migrating upstream from the lower Mississippi River. Silver carp, bighead carp and other Asian carps pose a threat to rivers and lakes in the state because they would compete with native species for food and habitat.
       
      Erickson views his birth control project as one possible piece in the university’s integrated Asian carp research approach to keep invasive carp out of state waters. Already the DNR has supported electric barriers and underwater sound and bubble deterrents at key migration points. Another Asian carp-control milestone was closing the Mississippi River lock at Upper St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis in 2015.
       
      ‘Shooting star’
      Growing up in Anchorage, Erickson had never heard of Macalester College in St. Paul. But he visited the campus at the urging of a friend and felt like he fit in. He majored in chemistry and worked for a year at 3M in battery technology. But his interests tilted toward the natural world and how to “better live in cooperation with nature,” he said. Erickson met with Smanski about research opportunities at the university and was hired on the spot.
       
      Smanski, one of the university’s top biological engineers, said carp is not an easy organism to work with and Erickson lacked experience in the field. But he hired the young researcher and assigned him to the carp birth control project because he seemed to have a rare blend of determination and intelligence.
       
      “I could tell right away when I was talking to him that he was like a shooting star,” Smanski said. “If you set a problem in front of him, he won’t stop until he solves it … He’s taken this farther than anyone else.”
      In two short years, Smanksi said, Erickson has mastered genetic engineering to the point that his research is starting to bear fruit.
       
      With his new complement of research assistants, Erickson aims to clear his project’s first major hurdle sometime this year. The challenge is to model his experiment in minnow-sized freshwater zebrafish. The full genetic code of zebrafish — like common carp — is already known.
       
      Erickson’s task is to make a small change to the DNA sequence of male zebrafish, kind of like inserting a DNA cassette into the fish, he said. During reproduction, the alteration will create lethal overexpression of genes in the embryonic eggs laid by females.
      By analogy, Erickson said, the normal mating process is like a symphony with a single conductor turning on genes inside each embryo, Erickson said. But the DNA modification sends in a mess of conductors and the mixed signals destroy each embryo within 24 hours.
       
      “In the lab we have to make sure we’re causing the disruption with no off-target effects,” he said. “If we can do this in zebrafish, we hope to translate it. … They are genetically similar to carp.”
      Erickson’s upcoming experimentation with tank-dwelling live carp could be painfully slow because the fish only mate once a year. But he’s working his way around that problem by altering lighting conditions and changing other stimuli in his lab to stagger when batches of fish are ready to reproduce.
       
      The birth control process — projected to be affordable for fisheries managers if it receives approval — is already proven to work in yeast and insects. And Erickson said the same principles of molecular genetics have been used to create an altered, fast-growing version of Atlantic salmon approved for human consumption in the U.S.
       
      “We’re not building a new carp from the bottom up … but it’s kind of a whole new paradigm, so we have to get it done right,” he said.
    • matt320
      By matt320
      Purchased this house with the floor attachment two weeks ago used it twice it's way to big just for me was wondering if someone might want to make a trade for a one man thermal flip over must be in good to new condition prefer clam houses but open to other brands. Located in Sauk Rapids. 


    • Bizhu
      By Bizhu
      I've never been big into the fishing community, but I started spearing this season and I've fallen in love.
      Though, I've seen a few threads where people have spoken out against spearing which I understand, but what's the reason behind some of the flak?
      I've received a couple sneers when asking bait shops if they have decoys, and just a general distaste towards spearing.
      I mean no disrespect towards anyone, I've had way more positive experiences. Just wondering about some of the negative attitudes towards spearing.
      Thoughts?
    • SkunkedAgain
      By SkunkedAgain
      Let’s hear about your 2020 projects up at the lake. At my daughter’s request, I am going to rebuild the outhouse to “higher standards.” What do you plan to do?
    • Hookmaster
      By Hookmaster
      Getting a MinnKota Precision charger for my new boat, a 1875 Pro Guide. It will have a 24 volt Ulterra on the bow and 24 volt Vantage on the stern. The batteries are group 31 AGMs. I've always had 10 amp per bank chargers in the past. I will be spending more time on the water with this boat so draining the batteries down more. Is the 15 amp per bank better, worse or no difference? I am leaning towards the 15 amp for quicker charging. Getting a 3 bank so the starting battery will be topped off also.
    • Calvin Darling
      By Calvin Darling
      Would any of you know if this location will be open this weekend? I'm just looking to explore the creek and really want to just get in a creek/river with my waders

    • Rick
      By Rick
      After going 9 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties since Dec. 7th the Gophers Hockey team sits atop the Big Ten Standings and relevant again for the NCAA tourney sitting at 16 in the pairwise rankings.
       
      They are tied with Penn State in the Big Ten Standings with each having 36 pts.  A huge battle is coming between them this weekend.
       
      Another great thing in the race for 1st place in the Big Ten is that Penn State's Big Ten season is done after this battle. While the Gophers have 2 more games against Michigan, who sits with 33 pts, the following week to accumulate points.
       
      There are two more teams at 31 points. So the Gopher's last 4 games in the Big Ten may determine not only who wins the Big Ten Title, where they are now in the drivers seat, but may determine if they even make it to the NCAA's.
       
      Of course there's always the Big Ten Championship Tourney which produces an automatic bid.
       
      What do you think folks?
    • DonkeyHodey
      By DonkeyHodey
      Just reminding everyone, your current license expires in 11 days.  Thanks to leap year, you get one bonus day to fish this year.
      2020-21 licenses will be going on sale today, according to the DNR.
      (CO's are usually out in force on 3/1...)
    • banton441241
      By banton441241
      A canoe requires a “J” stroke (to compensate for paddling on one side) whereas a kayak has a balanced left and right stroke that better aids in tracking and balance. Canoe paddles are heavy. Kayak paddles are ergonomic and light!
      AND
      What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking?
  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Liprippinfishing
      Hey guys, new here, is there anywhere you would suggest to ice fish for good size crappie near elk river minnesota 
    • Hookmaster
      I heard Adrian's road goes all the way to Garden island.
    • fishingstar
      looks like it's the walking wounded on here this year good luck man I enjoy your ideas.
    • Stickjiggler
      Papadarv Your camera setup looks pretty sweet. Any chance you would do a how to build it for us?
    • Rick
      Welcome to FM @chuckziegler.   Thank you for the info.
    • CigarGuy
      I think BigV sent you a msg. The number on the sign is 218-666-6063
    • papadarv
      I fish out of a wheel house, hub or flip. Over the years I have found a camera to be an extremely fishing tool as long as water is somewhat clear. (Dont work well on Red or LOTW). My Flasher or Showdown both mark fish before they show up on camera due to cone area greater than camera view. Biggest advantage over flashsr/showdown is the "light bite" which happens often on ice. With flasher, red (fish) consumes green (bait) turning green to red indicating fish on - setting hook and miss. With camera I see fish barley lip the minnow/worm/plastic often hold a few to 15 seconds than suck bait in and instentally spit it out aka the miss. With camera you see the suck in, set the hook, fish on. Watching the many behaviours really adds to wisdom. Sometimes like last Sunday watching my grandkids playing and learning with Gills & Perch was extreanily gratifying. My camera is self built, in a suitcase totally push button wireless to drop, retrive, rotate left/hight, one button record high def.  
    • Wanderer
      😄 yeah, actual lumber would be littering.  I just meant that as a slang expression for wood, aka branches.     For what it’s worth, I think you know I’m also one who appreciates a good muskie and will gladly abide by conservation efforts for the specie.  I just don’t put any one fish higher above all others when it comes to the management of a lake.  Except maybe lake trout! 🙃
    • Chill62
      Lake travel getting better...you can thank me for buying tracks 3 weeks ago!!!  LOL  Good thing is it'll make it easier to get around bad part is the sun will start eating up the ice quickly.
    • chuckziegler
      Cell service is spotty but ATT is available several places on the lake.  You can also use the cell phone at the Sherrick's office in an emergency.  Just ask for Steve.  Call 937 244 1900 for any additional questions. Chuck Ziegler Owner
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.