Meat Cutters

Zerkalo

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Not a rant, I will buy one, but anyone else think these are expensive?

I want to do some float fishing with meat on the Severn this year so going to get either a 4mm or 6mm one for the loose feed.

There's nothing stopping me just asking my dad to chop up a few tins of meat with a knife but one of these will be useful for me on the bank.

Another thing, the price of Luncheon Meat, I'm sure I used to be able to get it for under £1 and now it's all £2?
 

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If you do decide on buying a meat cutter, try and find a Leeda one, it's exactly the same as the MAP, well aside from the colour, but quite a bit cheaper.
 

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Not a rant, I will buy one, but anyone else think these are expensive?

I want to do some float fishing with meat on the Severn this year so going to get either a 4mm or 6mm one for the loose feed.

There's nothing stopping me just asking my dad to chop up a few tins of meat with a knife but one of these will be useful for me on the bank.

Another thing, the price of Luncheon Meat, I'm sure I used to be able to get it for under £1 and now it's all £2?
I’m a chef with good knife skills, but I could not cut 2-3 tins of meat into perfect 4mm or 6mm cubes in a couple of minutes, like I can with my MAP meat cutter...if you’re just using odd cubes for bait and chucking a couple in pleasure fishing it doesn’t matter, but when you’re trying to throw or catty meat, and regulate feeding seriously, you need them all same shape and size
 

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If you do decide on buying a meat cutter, try and find a Leeda one, it's exactly the same as the MAP, well aside from the colour, but quite a bit cheaper.
Nice one. A few quid cheaper and looks like it does the same job.

I’m a chef with good knife skills, but I could not cut 2-3 tins of meat into perfect 4mm or 6mm cubes in a couple of minutes, like I can with my MAP meat cutter...if you’re just using odd cubes for bait and chucking a couple in pleasure fishing it doesn’t matter, but when you’re trying to throw or catty meat, and regulate feeding seriously, you need them all same shape and size
I'm just thinking back to how I used to do it. You're right a meat cutter is a good bit of kit, but we used to just do it with a knife, cutters must save a lot of hassle.
 

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I cut meat into slices and then push it through 1/4" mesh.

I think most commercials insist it has to be cleanly cut though, Hallcroft certainly did many moons ago.
 

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Feeding it seems banned at a lot of commercials near me now, mainly interested in it for use on the Severn after watching this.

 

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You not thought about using punched meat Zerkalo?

Still deciding what to do on the hook if that's what you mean? Punched meat sounds like it might work for that?

Don't think I'd get 4mm or 6mm accurately with a knife for loose feed with a catapult though.
 

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Yeah - if you can pick up some syringe style punches, you could produce a long tube of meat & just chop it to size more easily.
 

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Hi Zerkalo. I had to go looking for my one. Not used it for a long time in all honesty. Don’t ask me where I got it from as I’ve not got a clue. It’s been a good un though. 👍
 

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Tilley meat cutter all the way, I use an aluminium one similar to the Tilley, think it was an a avanti copy, had it donkeys years.
My mate gave it me after he bought a plastic MAP one which he kept breaking so went back to a metal one.

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Not a rant, I will buy one, but anyone else think these are expensive?

I want to do some float fishing with meat on the Severn this year so going to get either a 4mm or 6mm one for the loose feed.

There's nothing stopping me just asking my dad to chop up a few tins of meat with a knife but one of these will be useful for me on the bank.

Another thing, the price of Luncheon Meat, I'm sure I used to be able to get it for under £1 and now it's all £2?
Map cutter ,very good 👍
 

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Suppose it's not that much of an expense when 12 tins of meat costs more. I will probably only use it a couple of times a year though.
 
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