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How to Tie Magnet Fishing Knots Properly?(3 Easy Techniques)

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There are many things that I love about magnet fishing, one of them is it simplicity! Obviously, there are several techniques to learn and master, yet these remain quite simple and straightforward …

… One of those techniques that you should learn is tying a strong knot to your fishing magnet!

In this post, I breakdown many ways you can do it properly.

How to tie a magnet fishing knot?

The fishing knot is the most critical skill to learn at this point, otherwise, you risk of losing your magnet underwater!

You must tie the knot rigidly to the carabiner clip of the magnet so that you can peacefully carry out the magnet fishing throughout the day.

When you make a knot using the usual methods, there are chances of the rope getting worn out sooner.

The knot you make would take a toll on the integrity of the rope. It is best to figure out various ways in which you can tie knots that stay stronger and keep the rope in a proper condition.

1. The double figure-eight knot

It is the widely used method to tie the knot to the magnet!

This one is a simple way to tie the knot. Here is the step-by-step procedure that you should follow in this case:

  1. You need to buy a nylon rope that is strong and durable.
  2. Take one end of the rope and pair it up with the other end and then adjust the length of the rope strands until you make them equal.
  3. Pull the end curve that is below the main strain of the rope to form a loop.
  4. Pull the end curve through the loop to make an eight kind of shape.
  5. You must now pull the curvy end of the rope through the eight-figure that you just made. It goes under the main strands of the loop that was formed.
  6. Now, open the last strand in the loop and push them through the other strands of the curvy end of the rope and pull it through the eight-figure.
  7. Pull the rope on the same end towards the right side to give it ample room to tighten the knot at the end.
  8. You must keep the left end of the knot and pull the loop that is on the top to make it tight. Once it is finished, then the rope is ready to use for magnet fishing.

You should know which all strands you must pull to tie the knot rigidly. If you see this well, you will gain perfection in tying the magnet fishing knots.

The double-eight knot is perfect for magnet fishing since you can pull more when there is a heavier object attached to the magnet.

When you pull, it gets tightened. This type of tying the knot is simple with practice. The straight look will turn the knot stronger to hold the magnet, and the objects stick to it.

2. Uni Knot

This is an easy and simple way to tie the knot so that you can push the carabiner to it and attach it to the magnet.

It is a perfect knot that you can use when you are going to fish for the larger objects. You can tie this type of knot with different types of rope.

When you use this type of knot, the strength of the rope would remain strong and work well. It can maintain the jerks and sudden pressure.

It is called by the other name, i.e., hangman noose. The magnet fishing enthusiasts widely use it in various situations.

The steps to tie this knot are very few when compared to the other types of knots:

  1. Take a rope that is made of nylon.
  2. Make a top bight and bottom bight and take a leftover slack and start to wrap around top and bottom bight. You can begin to wrap eight times tightly.
  3. Pass the working end through the remaining end of the starting loop. Consequently, you must start to pull the lower loop to make the rope tight in every end.

It is simple for anyone to learn and tie. The best part of this type of knot is that it helps you to create the tightest knot in no time. You can adjust the rope to improve its strength. You can loosen the rope.

3. Anchor Hitch knot

It is the widely used knot by magnet fishermen! Even beginners should master this way of tying the knot.

Here is the step by step procedure you must follow to tie this type of knot rigidly.

  1. Take a rope and carabiner hook.
  2. Let the rope to pass through the carabiner hook and wrap this around the top of the hook and pull it slowly through the loop.
  3. You can take the line end round the main strand of the rope and pull this via the loops you made before.
  4. The next thing you must be doing is to pull the rope taut and try rolling it around the rest of the rope and pull it again through the loop that was made before.
  5. Tie the knot to complete the process. You can take the loose end of the rest of the rope and pull it to make a knot.

You do not need much practice to tie this knot. It is pretty simple even for a beginner!

It is strong enough to handle the weight of the metal objects that you catch while fishing beneath the water.

Another critical method you can use for tying the magnet fishing knot is the Palomar knot …

… All you need to do is make a loop on the one side of the rope and then pass it through the eyebolt. It forms a loop that you must tighten and wrap it over the eyebolt until the knot is formed with the rope.

You must adjust the knot to remove the extra loop. Now your eyebolt that is tied with the knot is ready to attach to the magnet.

Should the knot strength follow the magnet strength?

If you have a strong magnet, then the knot must be as secure as the magnet to balance the weight. Simply because the latter is powerful enough to pick up heavy targets!

If the knot is weak, there are high chances of the magnet to get lost in the water. The strength of the knot will hold the magnet rigidly and avoid it from falling.

How often should you re-check the knot?

You need to check the knot between the hunts. For instance, if you have complete hunting for a day and want to continue the next day, you probably should check the knot twice before attaching the magnet to it.

The magnet strength would depend on the knot strength. If the knot is loose, it won’t get attached to the magnet firmly. There are high chances of the magnet getting lost in the water when the knot gets loose.

Just ensure that the knot is free from debris and grime. Due to a lot of stress put on the knot, its area could turn wither…

… If this happens, you must cut the rope until it is worn out and attach the knot to the new rope.

For every throw, it is better to check the knot thoroughly.

Final Thoughts …

Hope this quick Post has given you enough ideas on how to tie a strong knot to you beloved magnet properly …

… Just pick one or two knots that have resonated with you, practice them couple of times, then you should do just fine!

To learn more about the hobby, I highly invite you to have a look at this magnet fishing guide for beginners! You will learn a lot …

About the Author

Carissa Harmer

Carissa is the huge metal detecting enthusiast that loves collecting coins. She is also highly interested in other treasure hunting activities like magnet fishing and gold prospecting/panning.