Frequently Asked Questions
***WARNING*** Those with pacemakers DO NOT magnet fish. The strength of the magnets may interfere with the device.
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The tape is meant to be used around and above the knot 3-4 inches for added durablility. When pulling items out of the water, there can be a lot of strain at the bottom of the rope.
Apply the threadlocker to the eyebolt. Once applied, screw into the magnet and allow it to cure for 12-24 hours for maximum results. This is an important step to prevent losing your magnet on the first few tosses.
The best knot is one that is easy to tie, yet strong enough for any condition. The Palomar Knot is best known for magnet fishing, as it is considered to be reliable and trustworthy. If you are unsure how to tie this knot, a simple Google search could help.
After each use, we highly suggest starting by wiping the magnet off. An old toothbrush can be very useful to clean out the debris stuck in the crevices used with soap and water. WD-40 can be very helpful to use afterwards to prevent any rust.
The easiest method to remove objects is by sliding them across and off the face of the magnet. If it's a larger object, you can set it on the ground, put your foot on the object to anchor it, and give the magnet a solid tug to detach.
TSA lists magnets as approved for travel in both carry on and checked bags. However, it is best to check the TSA list on their website. It ultimately rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the check point. It is still possible that they may deny boarding with the magnet so we would not recommend attempting to bring it with you on a plane.
Many experienced magnet fishermen have found Google Maps to be a great tool when finding a location near you.