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    Fishing With A Magnet

    Has anyone else here tried fishin with a magnet ?I have a few pretty good magnets that i could attach on to a string or pole, just wonderin if anyone found anything like this

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    I've never tried it but I hear some Canadian coins will stick to a magnet.

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    Magnets are used quite a lot in Europe partly because their's so many iron cored coins but also because over generations lots of weapons from swords to modern day guns have ended up in the water.
    The popular magnet is the 'Sea Searcher' which will pick up 140lbs if the metal surface is flat for maximum contact. There's also the rather expensive Power Lift 20 which can only manage 40-50lbs but sticks to rusty curved surfaces. Both are pocket size. A really good rope is needed because if you hit something to big to lift then a good sideways jerk is needed to break contact.

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    I would imagine that one could come in handy around boat docks and such. Who knows, you might find the occasional tackle box, minnow can, rod/reel, or maybe even a boat motor.

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    One use for a magnet would be to bring up artifacts from Great Lakes shipwrecks.

    Yes, this would be one way to get a little something from those deep wrecks.

    HH
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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    I just bought a "magnet on stick" lol. It is just a 50 pounder, but my husband thought I was nuts! Can't wait until my work schedule lets up so I can go out and play. (Weather permiting)

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    I wonder if you buy a really high test line you could actually fish with a magnet and reel it in and stuff, then you could look like you were just fishing not trying to catch relics

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    I'd start with large old bridges in remote areas of the town. Some of these can be 150 years old. Lots of things are lost or tossed on purpose off bridges.? I've heard of people finding hand guns and just about everything else in the book.

    In pulling up lots of mud coated junk there's a chance a ring or coin could be caught in it. If the bridge is small, I'd retrieve slowly and work from shore.
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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    There's one on ebay they advertise as an underwater metal detector.It is shaped like a fish.I think it has a 150lb.lift cap..Sells for 15 or 20 bucks,I think. Haven't ordered one yet,but the thought has crossed my mind more than once.If nothing else it would be good for cleaning up some of the junk us humans have littered our waterways with. -diggummup
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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    There's a fish magnet on ebay now for $9.99 BUY-IT-NOW.

    Just put TREASURE MAGNET into the ebay search and you'll find it.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    if you really want to find anything good i would get AT LEAST a 200 pound pull, maybe more. I have a 150 pull and it has trouble lifting small iron stuff when it gets caught on stuff on the bottom. I would seriously look into a 300 pound pull or more if you were going to use it alot. They are also great for cleaning rusty metal from swimming areas.

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    i have seen them so big that u actually tie a rope around them to haul in the bigger stuff.

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    Just make sure the magnet is a neodymium rare earth magnet.

    These are 10 times more powerful than the old type.

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    and u also want to have the strongest line u can get going to your magnet
    because u know that joker is going to get hooked around fallen limbs , stumps etc.
    and you'' lose the whole thing if your line isnt strong enough......

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    Re: Fishing With A Magnet

    thats why chain is better than rope, no knots that can come undone of fray.

 

 
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