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A table full of different fishing cutter accessories. Photo by Ric Burnley

Cutters made with the kayak angler in mind.

You don’t tell the quality of an angler by the size of the fish he catches or the price tag on his reel. You can tell the quality of an angler by the edge on his blades. Whether clipping the tag-end of a knot or slicing a fillet from the bones, knives, cutters and clippers are among an angler’s most important tools. Using the right blade and keeping it sharp doesn’t only make fishing faster, but it keeps the fisherman safer.

1) BUCK KNIVES: SPLIZZORS

$79.99 | WWW.BUCKKNIVES.COM

From trimming line to cutting bait, Buck Knives Splizzors are the most important tool on my kayak. Fishing scissors are safer and more effective than a knife; please, never cut line or rope with a knife. The edge-to-edge pressure is 10-times stronger than traditional scissors and replaceable cutting blades are serrated to work on braid. The blade tips are rounded and textured to work as pliers. The handle has indents to crush small and medium crimps. On the back of the handle, a bottle opener comes in handy at the end of the day.

2) BUBBA BLADE: LUCKY LEW

$49.95 | WWW.BUBBABLADE.COM

Saving space and staying safe are primary concerns on a kayak. The folding Lucky Lew by Bubba Blade offers a super sharp fillet or bait knife that folds away to protect the blade and the angler. An oversized, six-inch handle of super soft and grippy rubber provides incredible control when the pressure is on. The first 1.5 inches of the blade are serrated for cutting through bone.

3) LINE CUTTERZ: HERO RING

$13.95 | WWW.LINECUTTERZ.COM

Good things come in small packages. Line Cutterz' Hero Ring is a small thing that comes in an eco-friendly package. The head of the ring houses two stainless steel safety blades that are TSA approved to fly. The adjustable ring fits any finger or strap it on the reel handle, kayak seat or any piece of tubing. We like the low-profile packaging and a dollar from each Hero Ring is donated to programs that take veterans fishing.

4) SOG: SYNCH I

$67.00 | WWW.SOGKNIVES.COM

Too heavy for a pocket and too bulky for a sheath, the biggest problem with multitools is how to carry it. SOG solves that problem with the Synch I multi-tool that can be clipped to a belt or boot or used as a belt buckle. Push a button to remove the tool from its holder and it opens to a pair of pliers and 13 other tools. Our favorite is the jewelry driver, which I grab to fix sunglasses, electronics and other small screwy things. A three-sided file makes for sharp hooks and the pliers are handy for removing hooks.

5) DEXTER RUSSELL: SANI-SAFE 3 . INCH NET KNIFE

$14.05 | WWW.DEXTERRUSSELL.COM

There are many jobs for a knife so it’s helpful to have a knife for specific jobs. Dexter Russell’s Sani-Safe Net Knife has a 3 ó inch serrated blade great for hard cuts in small places. When filleting fish, I’ll switch to the Net Knife to power through thick bones and skin. It’s also great at chopping and slicing bait. The Sani-Safe series have a textured handle that withstands high and low temperatures. The blade to handle connection is sealed to make it easy to clean.

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