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Anyone know the best electric filet knife on the market????? Ours seem to overheat very quickly and the blades keep popping out. I know the "ol fashion" manual knife is good but it sure is tiresome after fishing all day. Also, anyone ever eat a rainbow runner? Book says they are excellent tablefare, never caught em before and never ate one.
 

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I've had the best luck with the Piranha electric knife. It's held up longer than any other commercial fillet knife I've owned.

Don't buy it at Wal-Mart...too high. Academy has them priced lower.

TH
 

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OK was that you next to me cleaning fish at ICM? :) If so I was the blade slinger with the rainbow runner. If no one was to the right of me I could carry on like a slicing macine. Those were ordinary knives that I sharpen myself on paper wheels.
 

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Wasnt me B4B, we were at Crystal Beach doing our butchering!!! Were you serious about the rainbow runner? I had never even heard of them and then we catch 3!!!!!! How do they taste????????
 

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I like the black & decker and GE elect. knives sold in the house ware department at wal-mart or somewhere like that. I have two of them and they hold up better than any others I've owned. They'll get a little hot on a bunch of redfish, but that's any knife.
 

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Rainbows, are a good light meat fish kinda like amberjack. Did you catch them deep? I posted our trip with picture on the blue water board. I use to use an electric until I learned how to sharpen knives with paper wheels a ruge. They are actually sharper than a razor and saw a guy filet his skin trying to shave the hair off his arm. It takes about 5 min to touch them up after a trip.
 

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Do a search on Electric Fillet Knife, ther was a large thread about 2 months ago.

IMO the vintage GE knives are still the best - have 3 of them - no issues. Ebay is the best place to find them good ole knives.

Good luck

GCB
 

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B4B-we did catch the Rainbow Runners pretty deep, 60' to 100'. Not sure why we didn't take pictures on the boat of these but they put up a good fight.
 

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I stick with the old faithful but i broke one of my favorites so I am in the market for a new favorite fillet knife. I dont like electric.

rainbows, yess good meat.
 

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I have a baldor and a delta grinder 3500 rpm, with paper wheels, one has 2500 grit carbon that I glue on the outer edge, the others are just plain compressed paper about 1" thick. I run the blades over them with caution not to over heat and change the temper and pollish the edge. Like the barber with a strop, but faster. These edges hold better and dont roll. If you ever been to gun shows and Bass Pro it's like that.
 
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