The SKINZIT Fish Skinner from Ultimate Fishing Gear is hardly the first tool to advertise easier, pain-free fish cleaning—but it does seem to work almost too well to believe. It may look a bit like a handheld lawn mower, but the SKINZIT claims to be capable of removing both bone and skin in a few easy passes. But will anglers feel inclined to buy the device? After all, cleaning fish by hand and knife has changed little since the time our ancestors were doing the same with pieces of flint.
The SKINZIT has impressed at least one notable angler.
“You’ll never have to fillet fish the old-fashioned way again,” endorsed Ted Takasaki, Hall of Fame professional angler.
Takasaki, who came onto fame after winning the 1998 Professional Walleye Trail Championship, seems to be quite taken with the device, calling it “fish skinning on steroids.”
The SKINZIT can be pre-ordered for $149.95 and are expected to ship later this summer. Are you interested in the SKINZIT or do you think it’s another novelty? Sound off in the comments below.