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These steel gloves should be dipped in neoprene, with grips built-in to the palm so they can grab the fish, are waterproof, smell proof and last a long time. This will make them easier to clean, prevent the fish oils from being absorbed within the metal material and touching your skin. I used the gloves by themselves, and my hands became full of fish smell, and the gloves did also. I washed the gloves with hot water and soap, and still the smell was there, so I put them in the washer, but the smell was still there. I did not want to use bleach, because it may react with the metal material and make it rust. I had to put latex gloves on first, then the steel gloves, then latex gloves on top; and dexterity was very bad. I didn't want to used them anymore.
This product does not have washing directions!
September 10, 2012
Can't live without mine
I fillet over 1000 fish every summer. Mostly salmon, and I can not live without my gloves. They allow me to handle the fish easily, I can grab a fish by the tail and not have it slip from my grasp. It has saved my fingers and wrists from severe cuts many times over the last 4 years. The extra ability to grip the fish is the biggest advantage. I use one on both hands. I do have to rinse them and wash them after about 15 or 20 fish because the slime builds up.. but they really make my job of cleaning fish at the camp for customers much easier.
January 1, 2012
As others have said, fit was a bit off, but the protection from slashes are good. Not so much for "pokes" but no gloves really prevent pokes. Had mine for a year now and it's still in the same condition as the day I got it, easy to wash.
September 4, 2011
one good product
gloves work great still got all my fingers, good gloves
July 19, 2011
You won't get the smell out...but what I do is wash it with dish soap after to get most of the grime out of it. When I use the glove however, I ALWAYS put a rubber glove on UNDER it to avoid having my hand smell since the smell gets impregnated in the glove without a THOROUGH washing.
I like to start by pouring some Hydrogen Peroxide on mine to clean all the blood out and then just wash. I also take a hose while cleaning lots of fish and with the highest pressure spray the gloves from the inside out. After that wash in a machine. I try not to use hot water.
I operate a FINN Bark blower and i need a glove that can withstand the constant punishment of mulch traveling at about 60mph. I have yet to find a glove that can will last more than 6 hours and i'm sick of buying new gloves every other day. thanks!
1 year, 5 months ago
- Cape Cod, MA
I do not know if the Rapala Fillet glove will work but it is made of Kevlar which is the same thing as a bullet proof vest.
9 months ago
- Soldotna, Alaska
Top 50 Contributor
They're pretty lightweight, I don't think these gloves are what you're looking for.
These gloves are manufactured out of steel yarn. They are intended to take a lot of beating, as the blade on a fillet knife is extremly sharp (for very clean and quick cuts). These should hold up very nicely against mulch.
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