DIY: Magnet Fishing Rig with 2x Ferrite pot Magnets
Double ferrite pot magnets rig, perfect for smaller items
In this post I will show you how I made a magnet fishing rig with 2x Ferrite pot magnets. These magnets has a pulling force of 110 lbs each.
I think this is the perfect rig when searching for fishing lures and other smaller items, of course you can add more, bigger or smaller magnets. But this works really good to catch some awesome stuff!
What I used:
- 2x 3.80″ Ferrite pot magnets. (Click on the “Check out with Amazon” to buy them yourself)
- 2x M10 Female Eye bolts.
- 2x M10 Bolts of any length that fits.
- 4x Washers for locking.
- 1x 1.25″ Square steel tube, 12″ long.
- 1x 100ft Paracord 550 rope.
- 1x Empty bottle of soda with cap.
How I did:
First of all I took my 12″ long 1.25″ Square steel tube and shorted it by 2″. I thought that 10″ long would be perfect for my 3.80″ ferrite pot magnets. (Of course you can use the whole 12″ pipe).
After I cut it down to 10″ I drilled 2x 3/8″ holes in the ends, all the way trough the pipe. (about 1.25″ from the edges)
And when that was done I painted it with a black anti-rust paint for outdoor use.
Next step I did was drill a hole for the “float device”. (bottle of soda) First of all i started to search for a small metal screw and some thing to seal the hole in the cap. (Don’t want any water in) Found a potential screw and a piece of rubber.
I drilled a small hole in the center of the pipe and the center of the cap. Important to drill a smaller hole than the threads on the screw!
(Sorry for the rope, got a bit too excited and forgot to take pictures in the right order..)
Took my electric screwdriver and let the screw make its own threads.
Here is the final result! And a short description of the Paracord and how I tied it.
I use a 100ft Paracord 550 (Color: Olive drab). It´s a thin (5/32″ Diameter) and really strong rope/cord that has a breaking strenght of 550 lbs.
I Just let the rope through both eye bolts (With a simple knot on each eye bolt). And tied it back to the rope with a “Blake´s Hitch” knot. With this knot I could still move it to get it straight in the middle and then lock it with a small cable tie. That´s also good for extra safety
Thanks for reading and hope you got some inspiration out of this.
Good luck magnet fishing!
Check out the “What is Magnet Fishing?” page if you still don´t know what it’s all about.