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Best Fillet knive #12746165
05/07/18 03:28 PM
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My electric knife is about to give up on me. You crappie guides who have to clean 50 or a 100 a day should have a good handle on what works best.

What brand to y'all recommend?

Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746271
05/07/18 04:53 PM
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The only electric knife I would ever buy is an American Angler Ultra. I use a fixed blade knife now (Bubba Blade), but I clean fish next to Chris Webb on a regular basis and he has been using his American Anlger (the same one) for a couple years now.

When I used electric knives, the only one I would use is an American Angler.



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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746325
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Is the Bubba blade as fast as electric?

Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746343
05/07/18 05:40 PM
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In my opinion yes for me it is I love it no cords getting in my way u have a permanent sharpener roll your window half way down use the edge and sharpen away


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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746406
05/07/18 06:35 PM
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I'm no guide by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure like my Bubba Blade.

Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746427
05/07/18 06:52 PM
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I have two really old B&D electric knives I wouldn’t trade for anything new. Old stuff is better.


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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746469
05/07/18 07:15 PM
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A Bubba Blade is like any knife, it must be kept sharp and used correctly. A lot of people don't like a fixed blade knife when they switch over from electric because they are used to pushing the knife through the fish, as opposed to slicing it with short strokes.

I can clean 3-4 fish per minute with a Bubba Blade, depending on the species. I'll admit, this took some practice to achieve. I can still use an electric, and do so from time to time when we catch a bunch of big hyrbrids or stripers, but I much prefer my fixed blade knife now.



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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746535
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Most people won't believe this, but I can clean a fish faster with a regular knife than an electric one. And you can cut closer to the backbone with a regular knife. Used an electric for about 2 yrs, then went back to the manual. Knife has to be sharp and kept sharp.
I'm with Lane on electric; only one worth the money is the American Angler Ultra with the shark blades.


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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746581
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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746587
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Rapala Heavy Duty. I have cleaned thousands oc crappie with them and still going strong

Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746831
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I love my Bubba Blade for slicing meat like brisket or Chicken or Turkey but I have pure heck trying to use them on fish. I tried the American Angler and sold it to Bill and went back to my trusty Black and Deckers from Walmart. I'll admit I suck at keeping the Bubba Blade sharp. I bought the Work Sharp sharpener but it just does not keep an edge for me when cleaning fish. I wish I knew how to use a steel like a butcher. I agree with Ken about tearing up less meat with it. Maybe if I put them on ice it would work better. May give the Bubba blade another try.







Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746858
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The one Bobby(Bobcat) sold me!!!! It sure has been busy the last few days!

Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Buff2] #12746916
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Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: Cast] #12746929
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I have two really old B&D electric knives I wouldn’t trade for anything new. Old stuff is better.


When I was guiding I would fillet 1500+ crappie a year and would get 2 years from the B&D 10.95 at Walmart. I still use them!!! Thanks Daniel

Re: Best Fillet knive [Re: toledo puma] #12746936
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Originally Posted By: toledo puma
Rapala Heavy Duty. I have cleaned thousands oc crappie with them and still going strong

I used to use Rapala, but the triggers kept sticking and at $35 to $40 a pop I chunked the sucker in the trash and bought an American Angler ..... Like Rolls Royce vs a Yugo ..... I will probably never have to buy another knife the rest of my life!


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