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Old 01-10-2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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Iíve been using a fillet knife but Iím wasting too much. Every pair I have has been crap straight outta the package. Found these on Amazon - listed as ďcommercialĒ and had great reviews. Brand name is Maybrunís and they seem good, at least they close with no overbite or gaps. Anybody have these or know of a really good brand?
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I've always used a cheap pair of regular 'ole pliers, but that one looks good. I like the flat even biter. Bet it works way better than those cheap cheezy skinning pliers and my cheap pliers.
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Plain old pliers.
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Iíve used regular pliers only because all my skinners were crap. With regular pliers the skin seems to stick in the tread and on the deep metal surface. Iím hoping these will close better. They were about $13 on Amazon
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Once you start filleting catfish like a regular fish you won’t look back.
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Once you start filleting catfish like a regular fish you wonít look back.
On larger fish, very true. I use the skinners more on throats from saltwater fish these days.
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Once you start filleting catfish like a regular fish you wonít look back.


Should I get my husband to teach me how to do it?
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I have an old pair at the house that work great, but I can't remember the name...and I'm at work. Last year I misplaced them and I had to buy another pair. I bought one of those that you have, and they seem to be alright. Luckily I found my pair of old school pliers to fall back on. On a side note I've tried cleaning catfish without skinning them and I hate it ! I've got a shark hook nailed to a tree that makes skinning them easy.
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That's the brand I use - best ones I've found, so far. They also make a model without the black rubber grips, as they tend to wear out and slip off eventually. After skinning between 300-500 fish a summer, I've also found they skin better when fresh - ice seems to tighten the skin to the flesh.
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I have an old pair at the house that work great, but I can't remember the name...and I'm at work. Last year I misplaced them and I had to buy another pair. I bought one of those that you have, and they seem to be alright. Luckily I found my pair of old school pliers to fall back on. On a side note I've tried cleaning catfish without skinning them and I hate it ! I've got a shark hook nailed to a tree that makes skinning them easy.


I filleted with an electric for years and wore it out, my new one works great for crappie but I canít get the skin side off a cat without leaving big chunks of it. Maybe itís to sharp? I got a buddy that can skin one faster than I can pick up my knife but he hates my $4.99 Walmart skinners. He has showed me how so I think this is gonna help
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