While the United States gears up for a future of electric vehicles, Rapala® continues to perfect and advance electric fillet knives. Building on innovation after innovation, Rapala’s product engineers have created the industry standard for electric fillet knives to which all other electric knives are compared – the Rapala R12 Heavy Duty Lithium Fillet Knife.
In a new six-minute video, The Future of Filleting is Here, legendary walleye angler and professional fishing guide Tony Roach explains why he’s all in on the R12 Fillet Knife while making short work demonstrating how to quickly and easily fillet a limit of walleyes.
“I absolutely fell in love with the R12 fillet knife,” said Roach, who has filleted thousands of fish over the course of his career as a professional walleye guide. “It has 80 minutes of continuous run time, and it offers twice the speed and three times the torque over comparable fillet knives. It is the most efficient fillet knife on the market today. Period.”
Equipped with lithium-ion batteries (comes with two batteries in convenient carrying case), the Rapala R12 fillet knife not only delivers the power to make fast work of filleting, it also delivers the longevity needed for big jobs. The fillet knife even comes with an LED light that allows anglers to better see what they’re doing in dimly lit fillet shacks or sunset filleting sessions.
Another innovation is the R12 Filet Knife’s PTFE coated blades (comes with two blades, 6 in. and 7.5 in.). “This coating enhances the speed of the blade by reducing the amount of resistance felt by the blade as it cuts through the scaly skin,” Roach said.
“If you’ve done as much filleting as me, you’ll instantly understand the importance of the R12’s ergonomic design,” added Roach. “The trigger located on the top of the handle means no stress on your hands and fingers. Having the right tools makes this dirty job easy and painless.”
During The Future of Filleting is Here, Roach provides a master class on how to fillet walleyes. If you still fillet your fish with a “manual” fillet knife, it will become quickly clear how revolutionary the R12 Fillet Knife really is. Roach turns a time-consuming messy job into a task quickly and easily implemented – saving him time and producing more delicious meat. Of course the R12 Fillet Knife can be used on more than just walleye – it will make short work of crappies, sunfish, northern pike, catfish, trout and many other sought-after edible species.