The knife guy Capt.Neil is talking about at the show is: Glenn Luckey> EMAIL is: [email protected]
Glenn is at all the tackle shows during the winter and has by far, the biggest selection of top quality knives used in the fishing industry, and by far the best prices. He is the skinny bearded fellow with rimmed glasses. A pleasure to deal with.
The hot knife for cutting fluke now is:
ICEL-HIGH CARBON made in Portugal. Glenn now has these knives in stock. Flexible, long blade that is perfect for surgically removing filets from a fluke or flounder.
For striped bass and bluefish, the Dexter 1378 is the industry standard...just remember that you have to sharpen it before using it when fileting.
Normark, Forschner and Schrade, all make excellent filet knives. Talk to Glenn at the show, and he will explain what is best for the type of fishing cutting you will be doing.
And most important, pick up a CHEFS CHOICE 120, which is a professional knife sharpening tool that is used in the cooking industry. Captain Harrys and some other high end tackle sellers sell these units for roughly 120 dollars. This unit excels in grinding a knife to a correct cutting edge, when compared to a iron or stone.....it will put a perfect edge without removing excess metal from the blade, with its '3', grinding edges, which will give you longer life on the knife you are using.
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