Gone Fishin'

A group devoted to the Angler and the Angler at Heart. 

If the topic has anything to do with fishing, this is the place to post.  Tell us your fishing stories, talk about tackle old and new!  What you like and what you don’t like.  

Bought some new equipment and want to tell us about?  We want to hear about it. 

Thinking about buying a new pole and want to know it if it is worth the money?  Ask up!

Do you collect fishing tackle?  Show it off with pride!

 Any type of angler with any skill level is welcome!  

And as this is I Knife Collector, this is also a place to talk about the knives made, used and collected by anglers!   We especially want to see your fishing knives -- in the tackle box, on display, or in action!

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Thoughts about Custom Rods

Started by Old Guy on Tuesday. 0 Replies

I was reading a discussion here about how pleased a member was with his purchase of a Dobyns rod. He commented that the only thing that bugged him was the placement of the hook keeper which…Continue

Fishing rods I am now using

Started by Peter Creager. Last reply by Peter Creager on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I got some money, so I always liked higher end stuff, sort of you get what you pay for these days. I have all the normal St. Croix,  G.Loomis ,  etc... however I came across a brand named Dobyns.  I…Continue

Fisherman's Knives

Started by horace rogers. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 18. 13 Replies

My passion is about fisherman's knives. Hope to meet and talk with others that collect themContinue

Leave it to Cleaver

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy May 20, 2017. 5 Replies

Picked up two purpose made Fish Cleavers.  On is made by Ka-Bar, the other by Robeson.   I'm not sure if anyone is still making these but they really seemed to be a perfect size for cutting bait fish…Continue

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 7, 2017 at 18:49

My latest video discuss the difference between a Toothpick and Fish-Knife.   I know many people will argue that they are the same but for me the Toothpick is a distinct knife pattern.  The fish-knife has at least one key difference to the standard Toothpick.  Essentially it is a battle between form vs. function.

Even if you disagree with me, I hope you like the video.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 5, 2017 at 22:24

At last!  After looking for some time I finally came across a No. 31  Camillus fish Knife that was near mint and in my price range.  Like I needed another fish-knife?  Well yeah, sure I did!

Jigged Delrin scales.

Obligatory glamour shot.  (the knife is very photogenic).  I do believe my Shakespeare Thrifty 1902 reel is getting jealous being used a s backdrop!

The full 9 inches in all its glory.

Excellent blade etch and nice clean tang stamp31

and that distinctive droopy scaling blade that makes the 31 so cool!

Comment by Bill Fletcher on January 6, 2017 at 8:38

Morning Tobias and Steve,  I picked up my used Puma Scale knife about 7 or 8 years ago, just for the cool factor and for my tackle box.  I have not researched the knife fully, but as you mentioned Steve, it was offered with either English or metric units. My Scale knife is also in English units.  Abercrombie & Fitch offered this German Puma knife in the 50's and 60's with wood scales and red lettering.  One good source for info is classicpumaknives dot com.  Best of the day from snowy TN 

Comment by Tobias Gibson on January 6, 2017 at 6:25
Bill and Steve, you know I. Ever realized the ball used to bash the fish head also acts as a counter weight for weighing the fish.

There have been so many ingenious gadgets designed for the angler. A one bladed fishing folder that can cut, scale, knockout, weigh, and possibly even measure your catch.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on January 6, 2017 at 6:16
That's one beautiful fish knocker knife! I need to add one to my collection but haven't found one in nice enough shape at a price I can afford.

I love all that dark wood. Is that brass? Simply beautiful.

Comment by Steve Riordan on January 5, 2017 at 9:09

Comment by Steve Riordan on January 5, 2017 at 9:05

I Believe that This Model is More Rare than the SS One, because I Can't find the Same one online as Readily as the S/S!

Also I Think YOurs is in Metric and Mine is SAE?

Comment by Steve Riordan on January 5, 2017 at 9:04

Comment by Jan Carter on December 23, 2016 at 15:44

hmmmm, we will have to see if any of our fishing collectors have that Puma, I like it!

Comment by Bill Fletcher on December 22, 2016 at 19:18

I'll drop these in the Gone Fishin' Group as the Puma Scale Knife was made for the fisherman.

Taken in December 2009, I think these shots were my first knife photos. I originally titled it one Cat Measuring Another.  :-)  The White Hunter was A Christmas present from about 50 years ago while the Puma Waagemesser (Scale Knife) Patent No. 922214 was a more recent purchase. 

Puma White+Hunter+6377+&+Fish+922214 (1)

Puma White+Hunter+6377+&+Fish+922214 (2)


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