A fillet knife is undeniably the most important tool of the catch-and-keep angler. Some prefer the ease of pressing a switch and making nimble cuts with an electric knife. Others swear by carving the meat by hand with a razor-sharp stainless-steel full tang blade model.
Anyone planning to bring their catch home for dinner knows a sharp knife is a must. Did you know there are other tools of the trade for cleaning and preparing fish for the table? Your kitchen drawer is filled with different tools, and the same goes for gadgets used in preparing fish.
What’s great about fishing tools is they are evolving by becoming stronger, lighter and more durable than their predecessors. Anglers like tools and the makers respond by introducing new products every year.
The cool thing about tools is they are fun to use and make whatever job they are intended for easier to accomplish. Check out this lineup of must-haves for the meat angler. At the end of the article we’ve added links to popular articles about preparing and cooking your catch. Tight lines, have fun and bon appetit!