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Magnet Fishing

Neodymium magnets are the best magnets for magnet fishing. These durable and strong magnets are the most robust type of magnet available. These fishing magnets are specifically created to pull up large metallic objects but also work for smaller targets. Magnet fishing can be done from most bridges, canals, boats, piers, and old wells. 

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Best Magnets for Magnet Fishing

Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium magnets are a very specific magnet made of an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron. This combination creates a very strong bond between metallic surfaces. Because of this extremely strong magnetic bond, neodymium magnets can be hazardous. Pacemakers and other sensitive electronics can be adversely affected by strong magnetic fields. If you wear a pacemaker, do not handle strong magnets.

What is magnet fishing?

Magnet fishing is a type of metal detecting that can be done with a neodymium magnet and a strong rope. This activity can be done virtually anywhere. Neodymium magnets are strong enough to remove large metallic debris from bodies of water. Oftentimes, people use fishing magnets to pull up bicycles, street signs, tire rims, and weapons from underneath bridges, along canals, or lakes. 

How to make a fishing magnet?

Magnet fishing can be done with minimal equipment. Kellyco Metal Detectors sells magnet fishing equipment as a complete set, including fishing magnet, rope, carabiner, threadlocker, and gloves. You can make a fishing magnet with any strong neodymium magnet and braided nylon rope, but a more complete magnet fishing equipment bundle is recommended to protect your hands and equipment.

How big of a magnet do you need for magnet fishing?

Depending on the size of the metal target, a magnet fisherman can choose from several different strengths of fishing magnets. Kellyco Metal Detectors sells magnet fishing magnets with 300 lb, 575 lb, 880 lb, 1200 lb, and 1500 lb strengths. 

Best rope for magnet fishing

The best rope for magnet fishing is a double-braided nylon rope. It is best to use a rope that is UV (ultra violet) and rot resistant so that it lasts through several years. Kellyco Metal Detectors sells magnet fishing bundles that include sturdy nylon ropes. 

Best knot for magnet fishing

The best knot for magnet fishing varies between users. Most often, you will see people use a palomar knot. There are three others that are widely considered the best knot for magnet fishing. Many metal detectorists use a double figure eight knot, uni knot, or anchor hitch knot. 

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