Fishing Knives.

What makes a good fishing knife?.

Fishing is a sport / activity that people do to unwind, catch dinner, sometimes serious sometimes fun. A decent fishing knife is an essential bit of kit to pack. Whether it’s related to the processing the fish itself, removing a hook or cutting that snagged line, fishing knives are essential if you plan on going fishing anytime soon! Filleting and gutting could be done with the same knife, fiddly work like de boning and filleting requires a thinner blade.

Cutting line:
With a small and sharp fishing knife, you’ll be able to do this swiftly and allow yourself to quickly get back in the game. All-purpose blades for cutting line and gutting fish are usually between 3 and 5 inches while the sharper knives used for boning and filleting fish are longer, anywhere from 6 to 9 inches.


Gutting:
After you’ve caught the fish, it’s necessary to remove their organs from within. This process can be made simpler and easier if you have a sharp fishing knife to help you closely carve the organs out of the fish. The guts of a fish are inedible and need to be removed before cooking. Washing the fish after gutting is also very important.


Removing fish scales and skin
Remove the scales by rubbing up both sides of the fish with the back of a knife. You don’t want them in your meal, do you?. Fishing knives are good for helping you remove the scales from the fish you’ve just caught, so make sure to pack them on your fishing trip. 


So what makes a good fishing knife?,

Well first up toughness, with enough flexibility to ensure it doesn’t break while in use. Think of all that moisture and salt, your knifes ability to resist corrosion is another element to consider, stainless steel is a good fit. Sharpness when you need to cut hard bait, line and netting. Grip, a handle that has a high degree of grip is key to making proper cuts and staying in control of the blade. The grip should be lightweight and also corrosion resistant. Carry options, folding so its easily packed, belt clip to hang from you vest makes life a whole lot easier.