6 Best Spyderco Knives for the Angling Maniac

These are the best Spyderco knives for fishing enthusiasts, especially those fishing saltwater.

There comes a time in every angler's experience that they realize a good knife is a valuable tool to keep amongst the tackle and gear they normally use.

There's one company that produces knives designed just for the needs of anglers, and there's no shortage of selections to choose from.

Check out this list of the best Spyderco knives for a fishing freak, and be sure to take a close look at the rest of their lineup; the knives made by this Golden, Colorado-based company are second to none.

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Pacific Salt

Spyderco knows how vulnerable a typical knife can be to saltwater, which is why they established their Salt Series in the first place. The Pacific Salt in hi-vis yellow is a great example of the series' advantages.

The H-1 blade on the Pacific is PlainEdge or SpyderEdge™ and uses H1 steel, a relatively new creation that's revolutionized the longevity of a knife. It's the never-rust quality that really sets these tools apart. Textured in a really cool (and effective) checkerboard pattern, the yellow fiberglass reinforced nylon handle has a nice, grippy texture and is fitted with a black Titanium pocket clip, which can reverse position for both left and right-handers.


The Tusk takes things up a notch with a few extra features. On one end is a PlainEdged blade ground from LC 200 N steel—a nitrogen-alloyed tool steel that provides extreme toughness and the ultimate in corrosion resistance—and locks open through a reliable Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism.

At the other end of the Tusk's handle is a 300-series stainless steel "marlinspike" (gotta love that term, right?), which features a round-to-square cross section which can be ideally used for increased leverage when loosening knots.

Fish Hunter

The Fish Hunter, a relatively new addition, is a 100%-rust proof knife for spearfishermen and free divers. The fully serrated SpyderEdge™ cutting edge makes quick work of fishing line, rope, and anything else in its path.

Atlantic Salt

The Atlantic Salt was designed for boating and sailing, with all the things you'd need on a watercraft: a Sheepfoot blade, slim profile, and a shackle key/drying vent. Plus, it's 100% rust-free, from the blade to the handle to the clip.

The knife tip is rounded, so as to avoid the possible puncturing of inflatables or dropping it on your foot in rough seas. It's a design that started with a lot of history, was improved in previous generations, and is now perfected to today's standards by Spyderco.

Ladybug 3 Hawkbill Salt

Check out the Ladybug 3 Hawkbill Salt, Spyderco's smallest locking folder and perennial bestseller. The Ladybug does come in a more typical blade design, but the Hawkbill shape turns this keychain-sized folder into a heavy duty cutting machine.


The Sprig, a great knife for processing fish and small game, uses a premium CPM® S90V particle-metallurgy stainless steel.

Light, handy, and offering scalpel-like control, the Sprig is ideal for the post-outing activities you know you'll need a knife for.

There's plenty more where those knives came from, and fishing is only the tip of the iceberg. Find your way to Spyderco.com next time you think about how desperately you need a nice, new fishing knife.