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NooneOfConsequence
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Magnet fishing
Dec 5th, 2019 at 3:50pm
 
Well my first attempt at magnet fishing was... expensive.

I had a $30 magnet and a $15 magnet. The big one got stuck after 4 tosses into the water, so I tied the end of the other magnet rope to the end and tried to pull from the other side of the water... the rope was too short by a few feet, so I tied a sling to the end of the second rope and kept walking around the water... then a second sling.

The second sling came loose, and I lost two ropes, two magnets, and two slings!  Like an idiot, I didnít untie the second magnet. Very annoying.

I came back an hour later and used a makeshift grappling hook to recover everything except the one magnet that was originally stuck.  Had to just cut the rope, but at least I got the slings and second magnet back.  It was an adventure, but not quite the treasure hunt I was hoping for.
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Re: Magnet fishing
Reply #1 - Dec 6th, 2019 at 1:23am
 
   I can't be the only one here who doesn't know what magnet fishing is.
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Reply #2 - Dec 6th, 2019 at 1:33am
 
Itís just like it sounds... throw a magnet in the water and see what comes out!
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Reply #5 - Dec 6th, 2019 at 2:21pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Dec 6th, 2019 at 1:23am:
I can't be the only one here who doesn't know what magnet fishing is.†

I was in that camp too.† At first it made me think of the magnetic fishing pond at amusement parks.

Neat idea though.† I might have to give that a try one of these days.
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Reply #6 - Dec 6th, 2019 at 2:52pm
 
One thing to be careful of is pulling up guns or unexploded bombs. Most of the stories I've seen about magnet fishing have been when someone's pulled a grenade out a lake or found what is likely to be a murder weapon. Obviously it's rare but stay safe out there!
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Reply #7 - Dec 6th, 2019 at 2:59pm
 
Did it for a while but lost the magnet.
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Reply #8 - Dec 14th, 2019 at 3:30pm
 
    I'll bet I'd come up with a lot of lures doing that.  It might be worth a try.  Both my little lake and lakes in the Pine Barrens might yield much fishing gear.
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Reply #9 - Dec 23rd, 2019 at 3:57pm
 
It does look like fun Smiley
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Reply #10 - Dec 25th, 2019 at 1:38am
 
Even though it didnít go well for me on the first try, Iíd recommend it.
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Reply #11 - Dec 25th, 2019 at 5:00am
 
I might have to try it out sometime. Plenty of lakes and rivers in Finland Cheesy Also a good chance of finding discarded weapons from the Winter War, Continuation War or even the Civil War. That would be interesting.
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