The Basics

What do you really need to go magnet fishing? A magnet and a rope is the short answer. We always recommend taking cut-resistant gloves (included in our bundles and kits) and an extra rope or grappling hook to help with big finds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pacemakers and other sensitive electronics can be adversely affected by strong magnetic fields. If you wear a pacemaker, do not handle strong magnets.

Much like technical climbing gear, magnet pulling strength is measured to the failure point under ideal circumstances. In the case of magnets an ideal circumstance means full contact to a metal surface, pulling parallel to the eyebolt that’s connected to the magnet.

When magnet fishing, most items you catch are uneven, curved, corroded, or have painted surfaces. All of which means they won’t allow for an ideal bond.

That means you want to choose a magnet rated for at least two to four times the weight of an item you're looking to pull up.

Start with the pull force of the magnet. If you have a magnet rated to 1,000 pounds, that's the most weight it can pull under ideal circumstances.

In almost any kit, your magnet will be the most valuable or expensive item...and the easiest to lose. So you want to make sure that if anything breaks away, it's the magnet from the find (and not the rope or carabiner from the magnet).

That means if you have a magnet rated to 1,000 pounds, you'll want a rope rated for OVER 1,000 pounds of breaking strength.

We like to double or even triple the breaking strength of our rope compared to our magnet. That's because every time you put a knot into a line of rope, you reduce the functional breaking strength.

We sell our ropes with one end sewn around a thimble to mitigate that break force reduction and make it easy & safe to connect to your magnet with a locking carabiner.

Not everyone needs them, but a grappling hook can come in handy to help pull up heavier or oddly shaped finds.

Something like a bicycle has very little flat surface area for a magnet to adhere to and can slip off the magnet as it comes out of the water.

A grappling hook makes pulling it out of the water much easier! Our grappling hook collapses down for easy storage and is made of stainless steel so it won't get stuck to your magnet.

Great question! There are two key reasons you might choose a lower pulling force over a higher one: weight and getting unstuck.

Magnets with higher pull force have more neodymium and materials, making them heavier and harder to throw many times over and over.

Also, magnets with higher pulling force adhere more strongly to surfaces, making them harder to remove.

Don't panic, we're here to help. Contact us directly and we'll be happy to assist.

Some customers actually use our fishing magnets in industrial applications, like holding tarps up while repairing bridges, building tunnels or painting ships. If you're interested in using magnets for these purposes, we'd be happy to pair you with the right tool for the job to ensure safety & efficacy. Just contact our customer service team.