When the fishing heats up, your electric fillet knife should stay cool in the cleaning shack. That won’t be a problem with a Rapala® Heavy Duty or Lithium Ion knife.
“Not only is the RPM speed so fast on the Heavy Duty Electric, there’s a fan inside to cool it off,” says Freshwater Hall of Fame Legendary Guide Tom Neustrom, who knows a thing or two about filleting fish – he’s cleaned more than a thousand fish per year for decades.
“As a guide, I want to get my customers’ fish cleaned quick and easy,” Neustrom says. “And the Heavy Duty has really made that possible. It’s very versatile, while also smooth and quick. And it doesn’t heat up at all.”
With twice the blade speed and three times the power of standard electric fillet knives, a Rapala Heavy-Duty Electric Fillet Knife puts into your hand the ability to easily cut through rib bones and backbones and make fast work of walleye, salmon, trout and other large fish.
“Five to six years ago, we were hearing that anglers wanted something a little bit faster and quicker,” says Neustrom who was consulted when Rapala planned and designed the Heavy Duty.
The Heavy-Duty Electric Fillet Knife’s comfortable, relaxed grip provides fatigue-free filleting. An 8-foot power cord gives you plenty of reach for working around a fillet table. Vibration is reduced via a custom advanced air-flow body design.
Rapala’s Heavy Duty Electric Knife Combo includes one Heavy Duty Electric Fillet Knife, dishwasher-safe 6-inch and 7 ½-inch reciprocating blades and a fillet fork to securely hold fish during filleting. It comes in an EVA-padded carrying case. “Those blades easily pop right out for cleaning,” Neustrom says.
Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Knife
Among the newer-generation Rapala knives Neustrom is excited about also is the Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Knife which can run continuously for 80 minutes on just a two-hour charge. “When you’ve got a lot of fish to clean and there’s nowhere to plug in – like shore lunch on a family trip – the Ion is just unbelievable,” he says. “It’s a workhorse.”
Lithium Ion batteries provide a consistent speed and torque from fillet to fillet, without reduced power or slowdown. A low “memory effect” allows for more charge/discharge cycles and longer battery life.
An advanced air-flow design keeps the Ion’s quiet, high-torque motor running smoothly. A relaxed-grip body ensures comfort and security, while 7-inch reciprocating blades make fast work of any filleting task. It comes with a 110V AC battery charger.
Rapala’s Lithium Ion Combo pack includes one Ion Cordless Knife, 2 Lithium Ion batteries, dishwasher-safe 6-inch and 7 ½-inch reciprocating blades and a wall charger all packed into a convenient EVA padded storage case.