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Old 05-16-2019, 11:29 AM
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I have been mostly bottom fishing for over a decade. Including inshore wrecks. Now I'm trolling. I plan to go further out and target Mahi and Tuna.
I'm also going on a couple charters for larger tuna and white marlin.
Friend said that I should keep a knife on me.
Even when not fishing, I have a folding knife in my pocket but he said I need something better than that. Its a safety thing if getting caught up in lines or "other stuff". Conversation was halted and have not talked to him again.

What should I and possibly my boys have with me when we start tuna fishing or go on these charters?

What do you guys carry, where and how?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:37 AM
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Never heard the need for a "carry knife" while fishing.

How about some "carry fishing pliers"? Also, never been caught up in"in lines or other stuff".
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:37 AM
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Spyderco makes both folding knives and fixed blade knives out of h1 steel. It basically never rusts.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:38 AM
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Grundens knife. Wear it wherever you want, it's small and light. I keep it horizontal on the back of my belt
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Elgreco809 View Post
Spyderco makes both folding knives and fixed blade knives out of h1 steel. It basically never rusts.
This.. Spyderco Enuf fixed blade model is the one I've been carrying lately.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:00 PM
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I keep this one on me whenever on the boat, small, doesn't rust. I've used it a lot.

https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/det...ght-Yellow/665
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:09 PM
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My guess is they are talking about a fixed blade in a sheath. Something you can grab in case that Mako or Tuna is taking you down to meet the family. Dexter has some nice serrated options.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:22 PM
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Dexter makes a good small serrated edge sheeth knife also perfect for latching tuna I'll post a pic when I get in my boat
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I keep fixed blade knifes tucked away with just the handles sticking out right at the corner of the gunwale and transom when trolling. I fish mostly solo, running inline planers with long hand lines. The idea being that if somehow I get wrapped in the hand line Iím within reach of a large ready to be used knife to free myself. Mostly they just look cool though and occasionally get used to trim a bonito strip or something.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:44 PM
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my phone is messed up & takes blurred pics # is s104sc great little knife & only around $5.00
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Calcutta emergency line cutter $7.99 each
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:12 PM
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Calcutta emergency line cutter $7.99 each
I tend to keep one of these in a tool sheath on my shorts attached by a coiled cord. If I'm wiring fish there's going to be one in my teeth. Being aware and not doing stupid sh*t goes a lot further than trying to prepare to rectify a stupid sh*t scenario.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:46 PM
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You need a knife that does'nt have to be opened or requires more than 1 hand to be accessed. Must be able to be accessed by either hand. Add a set of 15 - 18" bolt cutters for hook emergencies. They make quick work of most big game hooks. Hopefully you won't need them but if you do you will be thankful to have them.
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This is a fantastic knife for offshore safety. I has a blunt tip so you won't fall on it and end up with 6" of knife in your side. It's serrated and I have cut 3/4 nylon line in one pull.

https://myerchin.com/product/a510p-o...e-safety-dive/

If you fish offshore and don't carry a serrated knife you are not thinking clearly. Jmho of course.
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Dexter Scaloped Bait knife. Wear it on your belt, suspenders and/or strap to the T top or.other pipework. Cuts anything FAST. Easy in and out sheath. Can be had for around $10




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Originally Posted by cjd View Post
My guess is they are talking about a fixed blade in a sheath. Something you can grab in case that Mako or Tuna is taking you down to meet the family. Dexter has some nice serrated options.
So does MoraKniv. Very nice SS knives on the cheap. You won't cry if you drop one over.

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=stainle...b_sb_ss_i_2_14
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Originally Posted by cjd View Post
My guess is they are talking about a fixed blade in a sheath. Something you can grab in case that Mako or Tuna is taking you down to meet the family. Dexter has some nice serrated options.
Or an anchor line. There was a heartbreaking story of a man (very well known in the montauk area) who died after getting tangled up in an anchor line while setting it out. His son was onboard and couldn't save him. He wasn't wearing a knife. There is no way to know if it would have saved him, but at least he would have had a way to cut the line.

He was VERY experienced. Not a newb by any stretch of the imagination. That was inshore during tog season. Windy, snotty, rough. One mistake is all it takes......
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Originally Posted by Chimpo View Post
So does MoraKniv. Very nice SS knives on the cheap. You won't cry if you drop one over.

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=stainle...b_sb_ss_i_2_14

I just Amazoned a couple of these. They look promising, and I LOVE me a $14 boat knife,.
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probably 25 or more years ago fishing on a charter out of OI we were instructed to keep an eye out for a body a mate got snatched overboard wireing a large blue marlin the previous day. also I heard a story of a solo giant bft fisherman found dead with the harpoon line wrapped around his leg. boat was unmanned & when they pulled up the harpoon line the found him also in nc
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https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Craftline-Allround-Stainless-Combi-Sheath/dp/B00T3DY8XK/ref=sr_1_4?crid=32TUX74FJA51J&keywords=stainless+morakniv&pldnSite=1&qid=1558058606&s=gateway&sprefix=stainless+mora%2Caps%2C149&sr=8-4 https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Craftline-Allround-Stainless-Combi-Sheath/dp/B00T3DY8XK/ref=sr_1_4?crid=32TUX74FJA51J&keywords=stainless+morakniv&pldnSite=1&qid=1558058606&s=gateway&sprefix=stainless+mora%2Caps%2C149&sr=8-4

thats the one I keep on the boat. Rinse after each use. It has had a few specs of rust but hit it with some star brite rust remover and itís all good. Oh and itís SHARPPPPPP !!!!

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I just Amazoned a couple of these. They look promising, and I LOVE me a $14 boat knife,.
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