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Amy suggestions on an electric filet knife? My 20yor. twister yellow and green died. I bought another Mr. Twister and its white and blue called Pirahna. It's terrible!! It's ok on trout, but redfish and drum it can't hardly get through the scales.
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American Angler, not cheap but a quality knife. I have 2 one is 15 years old still working fine and just bought another. Plenty power.
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Pirahna & Mr. twister or only good for trout and small fish, for reds try American Angier Pro or the Rapala heavy duty my #1 would is the American Angier at a price of 95 on line this is what the fishing guide use.
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I moved on to a serrated knife and boning knife for the reds. Works great, and no more worries about needing electricity or getting zapped around water. After a little practice, just as fast as an electric knife. You also get more meat.

Make the initial cut with the boning knife along the backbone, switch to the serrated for the cuts though the scales and bones, finish trimming with the boning knife.

Invest in an electric knife sharpener for the boning knife.
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Best electric knife on the market Hamilton Beach, sold at walmart for 20 bucks. Just my opinion..
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American angler by far. Like they say, it ain't cheap but it comes with 5 sets of blades. it's got a perch blade and goes all the way up to an awesome redfish blade. the extra long redfish blade will wipe a big red in no time.
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I know everyone has their own favorites and opinions. That being said here is mine. I have been cleaning redfish for 30 years and have tried them all and up to recently none lasted or cut well on redfish. I have found one that I have been using for the last two years and is the best yet. It is the Rapala HD for about 60 bucks at Academy, it has a powerful motor that does not overheat and aggressive blades that cut through ribs of redfish. Do not get the cordless model or the 'regular Rapla' ! The only draw back is the blades are almost too aggressive for trout so I use my old mister twister for trout only. You can even get a longer blade for the Rapla HD online.
I do not work for rapala but am glad someone has made a electric knife for redfish!
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I just read the reports on the new American Angler that sells for $150 dollars with the extra blades. It sounds like it can clean redfish with ease but folks are having trouble with the trigger. It they fix that and my Rapala HD quits I will consider the new American Angler. If Rapala comes out with a trout blade I would buy that too.
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Have heard good things about the Rapala. Like everyone have been in the battle. The thing that gives me the reds is that the say great for cleaning fish right. Then they say you have to send back to the manufacture as the store will not warranty the knife. I called manager and said I purchased from your store and you have to warranty this idea and they did. IF A STORE DOES NOT WARRANTY A ITEM THEY SELL THEN THEY SHOULD NOT SELL IT. CASE IN POINT THEN JUST BUY IT FROM THE MANUFACTURE RIGHT.
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I only use electric knives on trout.The Black & Decker electric knife is only about $12.00 @ Amazon, so when it breaks it's no big deal. I keep 2 of them at the camp. For redfish, the best way to go is either the Bubba Blade 9' Flex Blade Fillet Knife, about $55.00 at their website or the Dexter Russell 9' Serrated Utility Knife mod# S142-9SC-PCP, about $27.00 at Amazon. Both of these are pretty much indestructible and will last a very long time. Just my opinion. Redfish & Drum are just too tough on electric knives.
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If you know anything about sharpening a knife you can buy a spare blade and hone down the high ridges on an aggressive blade and it will work fine on trout. Just don't take off too much.I have blades for different types of fish. Works great.
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A agree on the Black and Decker idea but I think the price will be little more with shipping and special member price. I also agree on the blades change I like a dull one for trout. Guess we all have fought this battle Angler was off the market for almost a year glad to hear they are back in the game. In the long run American Angler may have solved our problem only time will tell.
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Over the years and after a couple of dozen Mister Twisters I decided to take a couple apart (both models) to see what the problem was. It turns out that the plastic gears were not worn out, instead it was the plastic part that moves the blades back and forth. After a short while this part is worn so bad that the blade just vibrates rather than reciprocates especially if you put pressure on them. So it appeared that the blade was dull when it was not thus sending me back to Academy for new blades at the cost of 8 bucks. The knife will finally burn out from overheating and thus sending back to Academy for a new knife a the cost of 20 to 30 dollars depending on the model. I know ' fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!' I finally stopped buying the mister twisters. I have a feeling the company knows of the problem, but why kill the golden goose!
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Two years right lol
The Electric FishermanŽ fillet knife is warranted against defects
in materials & workmanship for 2 years from the date of original
purchase. Mister TwisterŽ reserves the right to repair or replace
units that are returned during the warranty period if (a) the unitis
returned prepaid and (b) a dated sales receipt accompanies
the merchandise. DO NOT RETURN TO THE STORE.
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I have a half dozen electric and rechargeable electric knives. The green mister twisters are junk. The blue ones are better. Then I discovered American Angler.

I have the $100 dollar model it is fantastic and will cut thru the rib cage of a bull red all day. I am still on the original blades after about 20 outings. I think there is a $150 model that is even better. I am happy happy.
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Can't break my American Angler. Knock on wood...
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