magnet fishing

  1. The Benefits of Magnet Fishing

    The Benefits of Magnet Fishing
    A lot of people go magnet fishing as a way to treasure hunt for fun, but it’s also an ecological hobby and service to nature. You’re not just finding exciting historical items or mysterious odds and ends—you’re essentially doing a “deep” clean of the rivers, lakes, oceans, and waterways you love.  First, the basics: all you need is a neodymium eyebolt magnet (optimum pull strengths will vary), nylon rope (better for underwater use), gloves, and maybe, a grappling hook (to help haul in heavier items). For more information or a little refresher on how to get started fishing with Apex magnets, see our previous blog on the topic! Continue reading →
  2. How to Go Fishing With Magnets

    How to Go Fishing With Magnets
    Magnet fishing is more like going treasure hunting in the water than it is like actual fishing. In other words, you won’t catch any fish with this method, unless they are made completely of iron or some other strongly magnetic material. Some treasure hunters throw magnets in lakes and other water ways to attract magnetic metals and pull them up. The hope is that something valuable will surface, but often miscellaneous items like bottle caps and keys are found as well. In fact, strong lifting magnets called magnet retrieval tools are specially designed to retrieve items that are lost at the bottom of bodies of water. However, if you simply wanted to try out magnet fishing and are not looking to retrieve larger, heavier items from the water, you can easily create your own magnet fishing tool. Continue reading →

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