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Magnet Fishing finds and BS

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  1. Dec 28, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    93yotasr5

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    anyone out there gone magnet fishing? looking for another hobby to add to my million other ones. Those of you that go what strength magnet do you use? I was looking at getting a 900lb-1200lb to go play around with. I've seen a lot of videos of people pulling up some good shit from the water ways. lets see what you all have found.
     
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    Since I can't be the only one new to it, some info for those passing through...

    Magnet fishing, also called magnetic fishing, is searching in outdoor waters for Ferromagnetic objects available to pull with a strong neodymium magnet.

    The hobby is a combination of environmentalism and treasure hunting. The magnets used are strong enough to remove large debris such as discarded bicycles, guns, safes, bombs, coins and car tire rims from bodies of water, but many who engage in the hobby are hoping to find rare and valuable items as well.
    It is thought magnet fishing was initially started by boaters using magnets to recover fallen keys from the water. Today magnet retrieval tools are specially designed to retrieve items that are lost at the bottom of bodies of water. There are two main types of magnets. These are double sided and single sided magnets.
    People who engage in the hobby may be referred to as "magnetfishers," "magneteers," "MF'ers" or "neodemons," (a play on neodymium). With the hobby still in its infancy none of the names has taken root yet.
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    I just learned something new today, and I'm highly interested (as a small boat owner and metal detecting newb) :thumbsup:
     
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    I saw it as something that’s free (aside from the magnet) you’ll clean some trash from the waterways (since most items you find are garbage) and possibly come across something cool once in a while.

    I’m looking at getting this one.

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  5. Dec 28, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    Sounds interesting... I actually have found stuff like cell phones, iPods and tons of random lures while spearfishing
     
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    So I stumbled across this thread last week, first time I had heard of magnet fishing. I started watching some YouTube videos, and then ordered a magnet. I just got a 330 lbs one to start with. A buddy at work saw some of the videos I was watching and ordered an 800 pounder. Hopefully we can get out and give it a shot soon.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    I never knew it was a sport. But Ive thought of it, I got a good magnet. Just got to go try it out...Prob wont find much of value except some pliers or a pocket knife where I go...LOL
     
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    No doubt you would find some interesting stuff. I just stumbled across this guy recently on YouTube! It's not magnet fishing, he's scuba diving, but he finds guys, iPhones, GoPro's etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqctpam4o0o
     
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    You can get a full time job fishing the canals of Amsterdam. But don't bother with a magnet............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ay3r5Kpio

    Actually this is a fun idea I may give a go in my kayak. Problem is, not sure what is ferrous that would be valuable in most cases. Except ditched handguns. :D
     
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    pocket knives;) Id be leary on guns, unless you have a cop friend that can run the numbers...Some places could be old swords or something like that depends on the history.
     
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    I have thought about it... Im a big nerd when it comes to metal detecting. 99% of the stuff you find is junk but if you spend enough time at it your bound to find something cool sooner or later

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    I do actually have an excellent resource. Guy who once worked for me is now CIO of the largest LEO group around here. :D

    :gossip: But the value may come from discreet resale of the unregistered units, right?

    Just kidding. I'd never do that. Really.
     
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    Cool! I like old bottles I dont have much of a collection anymore. I had about a dozen or so at one time,
    I found a pistol like the one in the bottom but it didnt have the cylinder, but I didnt have a metal detector and found it digging for some old bottles. I did end up losing it after a few moves around the country.
     
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    I know a couple friends that are in LE. so IF I ever did find one I know who I'd talk to. I prob would find a lot of fishing lures here. Im going to try it this spring
     
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    My challenge is salt water. Not a lot of metal holds up well.
     
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    gold does;) but obviously not ferrous...you'd be better off with scuba gear and underwater metal detector..
     
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    Just ordered a 330 lb on Amazon. Going to try it out at the 13,000 acre lake we fish (it was not actually a lake until 1972 when it was flooded for a nuclear power plant).
     
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    watch out for cars....
     
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    To tell the truth, that's why I ordered the smaller magnet. I don't want to sink my little boat trying to pull something up that won't budge LOL
     
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    that or 55gal drums...
     
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