Factors to Consider When Buying a Fishing Magnet

Scour the internet, and you are likely to come across hundreds of videos of people hunting for metals submerged in rivers and canals. The relatively new trend is referred to as magnet fishing, and it involves using a strong neodymium magnet to attract metal in water bodies. Magnet fishing is proving to be big business, and clients are not limited to scrap metal recyclers. People who have lost metallic valuables, such as expensive rings, also need magnet-fishing services. This article highlights factors to consider when buying a fishing magnet. Read on. 

Single or Double Sided -- The first question you should ask when shopping for a fishing magnet is whether you want a single or double-sided magnet. A single-sided magnet has an attachment point on the upper side with the bottom side being a magnetic end. Therefore, when you cast a single-sided fishing magnet into the water, only the bottom side will pick up ferromagnetic objects. Conversely, both sides of a double-sided fishing magnet are magnetic, with attachment points on the sides and a horizontal flat surface. The placement of attachment points ensures maximum exposure of magnetic ends to ferromagnetic objects. Double-sided magnets often pick up more metal objects than single-sided fishing magnets, and they are stronger.  

Weight of Magnet -- Stronger magnets are heavier; therefore, weight is an essential factor to consider when shopping for a fishing magnet. A lighter, less strong magnet is appropriate for people trying magnet fishing for the first time. The magnets are easy to throw into the water and pull up. Additionally, it is easy to learn magnet fishing techniques with lighter, weaker magnets, especially for beginners. However, once you have the hang of it, you can upgrade to heavier and stronger magnets. For instance, it is challenging to throw a 5kg fishing magnet into a river.  You have to choose your locations accurately to drop a fishing magnet at a specific spot rather than cast it as a fishing rod. 

Magnet Fishing Technique -- There are two techniques of magnet fishing: bobbing or dredging. The method you choose determines the type of fishing magnet to buy. Bobbing involves dropping a magnet into a riverbed then pulling it up and down until it latches onto an object. Bobbing is commonly done from a pier or a bridge where ferromagnetic objects are suspected to be directly below. The most common type of fishing magnet used in this technique is a single-sided magnet. By contrast, dredging involves throwing a fishing magnet far into water and then dragging it along. It is mostly done from a boat and requires a double-sided magnet because it increases the chances of latching on a metal object.

To learn more, contact a supplier that carries rare earth neodymium magnets.



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