Fishing Magnet Buying Guide
Neodymium magnets are the strongest type of magnet available, making them ideal for retrieving or “fishing” metal objects from lakes, rivers, and streams. We offer neodymium magnets in a wide variety of styles and strengths to meet the needs of magnet fishing hobbyists, from beginner to expert.
about the pulling strength of magnets:
Our neodymium magnets are extremely strong on contact. (Which is why you never want to test a Brute magnet on a flat, metal bridge support…it will be incredibly difficult to remove!)
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.
Basic Equipment needed:
Magnet with eyebolt
Threadlocker or lock washer
Rope or paracord
Cut resistant gloves (optional, but recommended)
Which magnet best suits my needs?
This style is ideal for ocean piers, lake docks, bridges, and slower moving water. Also ideal for fishing from a boat. Top mount magnets come in eight breakaway strengths. 300lbs, 575bs, 600lbs, 880lbs, 1200lbs, 1500lbs, 2000lbs and 2100lbs.
This really is the most universal magnet, since the eyebolt can be mounted in either the top or side. In addition to the benefits of our stationary top mount, this magnet allows you to fish in faster moving water and steeper under water inclines. Side mounting the eyebolt enables you to more efficiently drag the bottom of a body of water. Dual mount magnets come in five pulling strengths. 550lbs, 800lbs, 1700lbs, 2000lbs, 2600lbs and 3600lbs.
PLASTIC CONE COVER
This is great for bodies of water with vegetation or other snagging hazards and is therefore a great beginner magnet. The neon yellow plastic also allows for a visual of the magnet under shallow or clear water. This magnet comes in two pulling weights, 575 lbs and 600 lbs.
Benefits of a solid metal cone magnet are similar to the plastic cone cover in regard to snagging hazards. Its unique shape is one of Brute Magnetics exclusive designs. This magnet comes in one pulling strength - 375lbs.
MAGNET KIT WITH CASE
This kit contains a durable, weather proof, locking hard shell case, magnet, rope, thread locker, and a carabiner. This has everything one would need to get started magnet fishing. Complete kits can be purchased in four top mount breakaway strengths - 300lbs, 575lbs, 880lbs, and 1200lbs and three double sided strengths - 1700lbs, 2600lbs, and 3600lbs.