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Looking to buy a good fillet knive that will hold a edge . Figure this be the best place for advice. What ur choice of knives ????
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Rada
i have had a Rada filet knife and the sharpener for years and its the best i have ever used.
http://myknifestore.net/rada-cutlery-c-21.html?page=3&gclid=CPq3yL-4sKkCFYPr7QodqnC3ow&sort=2a
its only $25 and the sharpener works well with every knife just 5-6 quick pulls puts a nice edge.
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does not exist
Everyone is looking for such a knife. They don't exist. However, an electrical sharpener will keep any decent fillet knife sharp.

So, the answer to your question is to buy an electric sharpener instead, or use a knife sharpener.
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american angler
The American Angler knives at Academy seem to be holding up pretty well. Make the investment in a small sharpener with the metal guides on one side and the ceramic ones on the other. I usuall hit the blade every 3rd or 4th fish. Always have a nice sharp edge on my knives. The sharpener I have is the Lansky, also from Academy. Small, red unit that slips in your pocket. These sharpeners are only good for holding an edge and not designed to 'bring an edge' to a tired knife. Good luck.
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Best fillet knives
Forschner makes the best fillet knives for the money. I have the 6' and 8' several years and only use 'Krok Stik' ceramic rod sharpener, never had to use a stone. I also use an electric knife when cleaning a lot of fish.
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Knife
I've had both Rapala & American Angler, I think they are both junk! You are gona have to spend a little money to get what your asking for.....Browning, Puma, and Silver Stag make some pretty good ones. If I was you I would call Bowie Outfitters in Baton Rouge. They have a guy that works there that knows his stuff about knives! I can't remember his name though........remember you get what you pay for!
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Filet knife
Dr. Spot is right . There is not any filet knife that will hold an edge. some do better than others .
The main thing is to buy a good sharpener and learn to use it.
i have 3 old rapalas that i use if i' can't use electric. If i was going to buy new it would be Dexter Russel, what they use in commercial kitchens and seafood markets.
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Knife
Check out Cutco knifes, they ain't cheap but they are good and also come with a lifetime gaurantee, you can also send them in and have them sharpened. You can email me and I'll put you in touch with a guy that sells them.
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sharp edge
i have a kershaw i got it from ebay awsome knive u need to check them out
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Knives
Buy a Dexter Russel. I have the boning and filet knives. I use both on fish and deer. It may take a little more practice but you can get pretty good at filleting fish with a regular filet knife and not have to use electric, just watch Capt. Eric Dumas some time. I'm pretty good but I think he has a little more experience than me. I had a kershaw and liked it but, it was a little too stiff for my taste. I like them to bend.
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electric?
looking into eletric knives? i got the mister twister and can fillet a 16'' catfish about 10 seconds on each side. puma knives are good to
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Knife
I have to agree with fowlfish, I got a cutco for Christmas about 6 yrs ago and even after countless fish it will still shave.

http://www.cutco.com/products/product.jsp?itemGroup=5721
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???
Thanks for all the input on the fillet knives . but i notices that there wasn't the first charter capt. responded on the knives they use everyday .
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capts
Most capts. i know use electric on trout and the white handle dexter russel on reds, drum an heads
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the drspot way
Another good discussion. Here are some more details on what I use.

1) With a good number of trout, I'll personally use an electric knife (Mr. Twister) and can do about one trout every 30 seconds. I find an electric handles the softer meat better and also skins easier. However, amazingly enough, the pro's can outclean an electric knife.

2) For redfish/drum/sheephead, I'll use a fillet knife to get the basic cuts at the top of the fish; they have a little groove behind the scales (many people don't notice this, it really saves your knife tip). Then, I'll use a Dexter serrated knife to get through the scales and rib cage. You can often work around the rib cage by bending the initial cut, but at some point you have to cut through some ribs. (Electricals don't last long on meatfish).

I sharpen the fillet knife every other trip, depending on my catch ratio :)

To the best of my knowledge, the serrated can't be sharpened easily. Fortunately, they last for a long time before needing replacement.
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Knife
The truth is there is not a quality electric knife that will last on the market, the last good one I had was the yellow and black American angler, but they stopped making those. I use what I can find at walmart or target, they usually run from 18 to 24 dollars, use them and chunk them, some last for a couple months and some last for a couple weeks. I always have a new one in the box on standby.......and by the way, I am a guide.
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