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Just purchased the Brute Magnetics 350lb cup magnet that comes with 100' orange 550 paracord and threadlocker. Hope to show some finds soon.
Does anyone here use this rig? Do you like it? I'm a newbie at the magnet fishing game so any tips or tricks are appreciated. I'm well aware of the safety precautions with these magnets but I'd like to know what you use to cap the magnet when not in use.
 

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Just purchased the Brute Magnetics 350lb cup magnet that comes with 100' orange 550 paracord and threadlocker. Hope to show some finds soon.
Does anyone here use this rig? Do you like it? I'm a newbie at the magnet fishing game so any tips or tricks are appreciated. I'm well aware of the safety precautions with these magnets but I'd like to know what you use to cap the magnet when not in use.

I use 50 ft of rope and mine is braided poly, never had a need for the extra rope. You can get a plastic jar lid (like mayo) that will fit over the magnet end and then duck tape a metal washer to the outside of the lid. It will snap on and off and will provide protection. Good luck with ur new toy.
 
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Thank for the tip! It comes with the 100' length of paracord in the deal and I doubt I will need all that.
 

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Just purchased the Brute Magnetics 350lb cup magnet that comes with 100' orange 550 paracord and threadlocker. Hope to show some finds soon.
Does anyone here use this rig? Do you like it? I'm a newbie at the magnet fishing game so any tips or tricks are appreciated. I'm well aware of the safety precautions with these magnets but I'd like to know what you use to cap the magnet when not in use.
just wonderin ? what a you gonna name your magnet ? i call mine bowser, and when i pitch it out. i say fetch bowser.
 

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I use 50 ft of rope and mine is braided poly, never had a need for the extra rope. You can get a plastic jar lid (like mayo) that will fit over the magnet end and then duck tape a metal washer to the outside of the lid. It will snap on and off and will provide protection. Good luck with ur new toy.

thats a good idea with the plastic jar lid. i like miracle whip myself. had'nt had that in such a long time its just a memory. mmmmmmmmmmm ! specially on ham samiches in the summer time with a big fat slice of bomater and some lettuce.
 
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Mayo, not Miracle Whip! My fiance loves that stuff but for me it's too tangy and overpowers my sammich.
I will hold out on the name until I return from my first outing. Hopefully won't be calling it Bone-crusher :laughing7:
 

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I also made a cap using a pvc cap. You can use ur Miracle Whip lid but the brite red peanut butter lids retain that aroma and make your gear bag smell good.:icon_thumleft:
 
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I also made a cap using a pvc cap. You can use ur Miracle Whip lid but the brite red peanut butter lids retain that aroma and make your gear bag smell good.:icon_thumleft:

I was looking for a PVC end cap yesterday at Lowes and all I found was a 4" drain cap. Will that type still offer protection considering the drain holes on the flat part which is where the business end of the mag will rest?

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Would you guys show some pics of your rigs? I've got several industrial magnets and rope. I'm interested in trying my own bottom feeder.
 

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Hi, folks - Stupid question. If you latch onto an immovable metal object with that, do you need to exert more than 350# of force to free the magnet?
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Hi, folks - Stupid question. If you latch onto an immovable metal object with that, do you need to exert more than 350# of force to free the magnet?
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If the object is under water and coated with rust and barnacles, probably not. If the entire surface area of the mag is attached to your car door or fridge, probably so. Most magnet sellers show the testing used to determine the pulling force of their magnets.
 
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I was looking for a PVC end cap yesterday at Lowes and all I found was a 4" drain cap. Will that type still offer protection considering the drain holes on the flat part which is where the business end of the mag will rest?

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I would think that would be a bit heavy. The cap I used was the 3 inch flat end cap. They also sell a cap that is rounded on the end but that would not work. I then took a large washer and taped it to the outside.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/3-in-dia-P...MIx8rI6aSQ3QIVxZ-zCh0dRwDfEAQYAyABEgK04PD_BwE
 
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Thanks for the link!
 

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Thanks, Gopher.
 

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If you type in "FISHBM" at checkout under the discount section you can get 10% off if you are still looking to buy gear
 

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I dont like paracord. IT has a lot of stretch and hurts to pull on it when you get stuck or hung up. Prefer a large diameter poly rope.
 

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Just read this thread, and I just bought a 400lb magnet with a cone included, thought it might be a good idea as Gopher did. Reading the Mag Fishing Threads, instead of the Para Cord, I did buy 1/4" Polypropylene Rope. I found out that the "working" strength is 1/3 of the "breaking" strength, so this one is rated 157lb working which should give it a 471lb breaking strength, "I think". Now, using the 1/4" rope with a "Palomar" knot that I viewed on a T-Net video, it would not seem that the cone will fit over it all to be flush, that's OK, no big deal there, most every one does have a "cone" over their mag anyway, and I won't be casting the magnet, but dropping straight down pretty much, "to many large rocks here", a question here about the set up though, does anyone tie his rope to a "spring clip" and then attach the clip to the magnet? I do have a 500lb test spring clip, but have not tied anything to anything yet. My reason for this question is thinking you could change from 50' of rope to 100' if you should choose, and could hang the rope to dry less the magnet on end.
 
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I considered the carabiner but then I figured that it's best to have the fewest number of parts possible. Weakest link and all.
You are right about the paracord being less forgiving on the hands than a thicker rope but I found that it is almost impervious to tangling.
On several occasions my paracord looked like a birds nest and even had gotten wrapped up around some bushes, (on land) but it pulled free with no real effort. I also haven't had any issues with stretching so far.
 

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I use one of those extension cord winders for my 100 feet of rope. Works great at keeping tangles out. NGE
 

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