The recorded origin of fly fishing dates back to the end of the 2nd century. As described by the Roman Claudius Aelianus, “..they have planned a snare for the fish, and get the better of them by their fisherman's craft... They fasten red wool... round a hook and fit on to the wool two feathers which grow under a cock's wattles, and which in color are like wax. Their rod is six feet long, and their line is the same length. Then they throw their snare, and the fish, attracted and maddened by the color, comes straight at it, thinking from the pretty sight to gain a dainty mouthful; when, however, it opens its jaws, it is caught by the hook, and enjoys a bitter repast, a captive.”
Little was written about fly fishing until the 15th century England. Today, fly fishing is gaining in popularity with a new generation of fans interested in a more soulful fishing experience. Lucky for them, Knives of the North has a varied collection of fishing knives.
Even though fly fishing requires a different technique than bait fishing, the end result is the same – catching fish. Our collection of fishing knives offers knives well suited for cutting line, processing catch, and tending to outdoor activities and challenges.
The Roselli Heimo 4” Bushcraft Knife, crafted in Finland, is popular for fishing, hunting and bushcraft. The carbon steel blade offers superior durability. A great universal fishing knife, the Marttiini Martef Fishing Knife features a sharp, narrow blade for filleting with a serrated back of the blade designed for removing scales. The blade is coated with Martef, a titanium-based Teflon-like coating that reduces drag and makes slicing easy. The Mora Fishing Comfort 90 Knife is designed for precision with a razor-sharp, semi-flexible stainless steel blade. The rubberized plastic handle with finger guard and hooked pommel ensures a firm grip, even when wet. A classic Finnish knife, the Roselli UHC Minnow Knife is built to handle fish. The Roselli Ultra High Carbon blade is strong and durable and recognized as the hardest steel in any modern knife. This knife also floats, which can come in handy on the water. Another capable floating knife is the Mora Floating Knife Serrated which features a cork handle. When dropped in the water, the knife floats pommel up. The brightly colored pommel is easy to spot in water. A classic upscale fishing knife, the Wood Jewel Fillet Knife with Birch Handle is a functional work of art with a long flexible stainless steel blade, curly birch handle and thick leather sheath. Well suited for smaller catch or precision cutting is the Marttiini Superflex Fillet 4” Blade Knife. The knife features an exceptionally flexible stainless steel blade, hence “Superflex”, with a shorter blade that allows for more precision than a larger fillet knife.
Our variety of fishing knives offers a diverse selection of beautiful and practical Scandinavian quality fishing knives.
Knives of the North sells many variations and brands of Scandinavian knives: Järvenpää knives, Brisa knives, Marttiini knives, Ahti knives, Condor knives, Mora knives, Roselli knives, Strømeng knives, River Traders knives, and Wood Jewel Knives.
We’re confident you’ll find the best quality fishing knife that enhances all your fly fishing adventures.