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    Fishing Knife

    I'm looking for some advice on a gift for my Dad. He is retired and know he use to love fishing but hasn't had chance to do much until now.

    Trying to think of a good gift for Xmas and thought a pocket knife would be useful.

    Can anyone recommend a good knife for a casual fisherman?

    What ever I get him he won't use but I think this is something he wouldn't buy himself and have some thought behind it.

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    Have a look on the Heinnie Haynes website. Excellent choice on there. They also list which are’UK friendly carry’
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Fishing Knife

    Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Angler or Fisherman.

    Opinel No. 8 with fish etched in to the handle. This does have the Opinel ring lock, so maybe for the tackle box rather than pocket.


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    Unless he's sea fishing he probably doesn't need a knife, most I know don't preferring to use nippers / snips.

    However, they aren't an inspiring gift to be fair. If he is sea fishing, then you'll do better with a long blade for bait cutting.

    So just buy the one you like the look of best.

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Maybe it's not the right gift.

    I struggle to buy for him tbh. He genuinely doesn't want for anything and he has enough to buy himself anything he wants if he did.

    Tricky this Christmas gift buying.

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    Mora ,great knives for the money.

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    Perhaps some type of Leatherman? Razor sharp blade/s, needlenose pliers for hooks, various other tools for his tackle. Ooh err missus! ;-)

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    A Spyderco with H1 steel will never rust. Yellow handle for visibility. Probably best with a serrated blade (won’t do filleting, though). Something like a Pacific Salt



    Heinnie Hayes is indeed the place to buy them. Outstanding choice and customer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    A Spyderco with H1 steel will never rust. Yellow handle for visibility. Probably best with a serrated blade (won’t do filleting, though). Something like a Pacific Salt



    Heinnie Hayes is indeed the place to buy them. Outstanding choice and customer service.
    And both the Salt 2 and Pacific Salt are on offer at that very same store:

    https://www.heinnie.com/spyderco-salt-2-yellow-37383
    https://www.heinnie.com/spyderco-pac...in-blade-37434

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    If he’s a sea fisherman, then you can’t really buy better than a Marttini filleter- good for bait prep and filleting.
    If he’s more a coarse angler then maybe a fishing pliers with blades etc more akin to a multi tool would be good

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    I fish pretty regularly, usually wading up to my armpits in rivers and bog lakes, covering 10+ miles in a day after pike.
    I also do some coarse fishing and a little bit of trout fishing when the mood takes me.

    A knife is not really essential to me, but can occasionally be useful. I have a victrinox Switz army fishing knife. It was a gift and i dont get much use out of it.
    Whats much more useful is a small scissors that can cut trace wire or braid cleanly and doesnt rust. I use the scissors to open my bags of bait also.
    I also get use out of a proper wire cutters with a long reach, in case a fish has properly inhaled a bait and i cant easily get it out with a forceps without hurting the fish, then just snipping the hook at the bend and pulling it out makes unhooking easy and safe.

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    Sounds pretty hardcore to me. Cant he use a rod instead? 😁

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