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Old 12-03-2009, 12:21 PM
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Default Do You Carry a Good Knife When Fishing?

There's a knife sharpening thread in the "Lodge Den", so I thought this thread
could be interesting. I mostly carry two knives: a Victorinox folder, and a fixed blade Buck. I'll also carry a Schrade Uncle Henry if I think I might be cutting something that the little knife won't handle, but folders require two hands (except the assisted opening types).
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EDIT The Schrade did save a crow of some sort (I'm not a bird expert). We were paddling our canoe through some thick lily
pad waters in Lake Nockamixon a couple years ago, and heard the bird screeching like mad. He was tangle in someone's 30lb+ line,
so I paddle to shore to cut him loose. The bird went really nuts when he saw me, so I cut off the branch the line was tangled
around. That allowed me to move the whole show a few feet to a clear spot, and then get close enough to take a swipe at the
line wrapped around the bird's leg. He flew off like a rocket, and the leg didn't appear to be broken. I do try to cut away all the
bait chuckers line I encounter while fishing, and have had to cut my own leg free of some line a few weeks ago. I probably could have pulled myself free of that line, but why leave it for the next wader to deal with?

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Old 12-03-2009, 01:28 PM
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I carry a little pen knife similar to this one.
The scissors, tweezers, and 'hook hone' get a lot more use than the blade

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Old 12-03-2009, 01:31 PM
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Nothing spectacular, but I picked up a slim little Swiss Army knife at an outlet store in Cody, Wyoming last summer, mostly just to clean fish streamside. However, it is really useful to have, particularly if I temporarily misplace nippers or other tools. And it has a bottle opener

I've used it a lot to cut line I've found, particularly the braided stuff snaggers use for suckers on some of our local trout streams. Last spring I tripped over about fifteen feet of braided line and was impaled by a big, nasty treble hook on a sandbar...that was enough to make me religious about picking up other people's garbage.
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Default Re: Do You Carry a Good Knife When Fishing?

i carry a small folding knife similar to FrankB2 s bottom picture but its a bit smaller i carry it anytime i'm out fishing or camping i found you never know when it might be needed
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I carry an Opinel Knife whenever I'm out. Its such simple construction you have to love it and its light and cheap to replace.
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I carry a Ed Van Hoy neck knife that I picked up earlier this year. This is also my hunting knife. The knife is light, sharp, and stays tucked out of the way when it is not needed.
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I carry a little pen knife similar to this one.
The scissors, tweezers, and 'hook hone' get a lot more use than the blade

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This is exactly what I carry. If I'm going someplace that I might not feel 100% (yes, safety is an illusion), I might take my Cold Steel folding knife.
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Funny you mention this. We keep finding knives when we go out fishing. Seriously!
So I guess allot of people do carry them....LOL
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I carry a needle nose Leatherman that has a wire cutter in the event I wind up with a hook stuck in me instead of a fish. So far I've been lucky. Cut wopped in the back of the head a few times by heavy buggers and have had my hat knocked off, but so far nothing has stuck.
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Like Yat I have my Leatherman handy, it may not always be on my person (usually in the dry bag), but it's within reach if needed.
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