Magnet Fishing Accessories
There are the need to have things and the nice to have things when you go magnet fishing. A magnet and some rope are of course the need to have things, quite obviously. If you have some extra cash at hand though, I highly suggest that you consider the nice to have suggestions I have included below. I have tried to prioritize the items from most important to least important in order for you to become the best magnet fisher out there.
Heavy duty gloves
There can be a lot of mud and rust on the things you catch with your magnet. Therefore, I always bring rubber gloves like the above to save my hands from it. Furthermore, oftentimes, the stuff I catch my self has a really bad smell which will stay on my hands forever, which is also a reason why I always wear gloves.
I recently acquired a plastic bucket for magnet fishing myself, and it has been one of the best purchases I have made in a long time. When we go for magnet fishing trips I have all magnets and rope in the bucket, and during the fishing, any smaller finds we want to keep we put in the bucket so we don't accidentally lose the items. When the magnets and rope are wet and muddy on the way home, the bucket is the perfect place to store them.
Heavy duty threadlocker
Oftentimes when you buy a pot magnet, there is either a hook or an eye bolt attached to it with a thread. I have experienced man times, especially with new magnets, that the bolt goes loose during my magnet fishing. Therefore, I highly recommend you to buy this threadlocker so you don't lose your magnet.
Grappling / Gravity hook
The grappling / gravity hook is one of the best things to bring on your magnet fishing trips. The weight your magnet is able to pull is with the condition that it is placed flat on the surface of the magnetic material, that means that round surfaces is kind of hard to lift with the magnet. Therefore, if you can feel there is something heavy on the bottom you magnet cannot lift, you can always throw your grappling hook into the water and catch the object with it.
Many people in the magnet fishing facebook group use a carabiner in their magnet fishing setup. The carabiner is attached as a link between the magnet and the rope. By doing that, if you have several magnets, or perhaps a hook, you can quickly and easily switch the rope to these instead.
The things you catch when you go magnet fishing can be kind of dirty, rusty and disgusting and I often times find myself looking for something with which I can clean my hands. Therefore, I recommend that you buy an antibacterial gel to clean your hands with so you don't ruin your clothes and other things you touch. The antibacterial gel should be assisted by a towel or some sort of rag in which you can dry of your hands.