Tying a Metal Thimble into a Rope for Fishing Magnet

Metal Thimble & Poachers Noose

Best Knot for Fishing Magnets

I was recently contacted by someone who was having a bit of an issue with their fishing magnet. The rope attached to his magnet was starting to fray. If you don’t know what a fishing magnet is, well it is basically a magnet tied to the end of a rope. The whole idea is that the magnet is thrown into the water with the rope attached and then pulled back onto land. If there are any metal object near to the magnet as it is pulled back, the magnet should attract the object and hey presto you may have found some treasure.

Poacher’s Noose Knot for Fishing Magnet

Whether or not you choose to use a thimble, the Poacher’s Noose has some great qualities that makes it a good contender to use on a fishing magnet. Once the Poacher’s Noose has been tightened it will not shake loose. Also this knot does grip tighter the more load that is added to the noose.

On draw back with any knot is that it will reduce the amount of load that a rope can lift. Probably the strongest way to attach a fishing magnet to a rope would be to actually put an eye splice in the rope and the Fishing Magnet. To get a rough idea of the strength of certain knots compared to a splice, take a look at the Strength of Knot Chart.

In this short video I show how the magnet can be attached to a rope using a marine grade stainless steel metal thimble, so as not to interfere with the magnet. (some people may prefer to use a nylon thimble). The knot used in the video is the Scaffold Knot or the Poachers Noose Knot.

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Tying a Metal Thimble into a Rope for Fishing Magnet — 5 Comments

  1. WHAT ARE THE TOOLS YOU HAVE AND A LINK TO BUY THEM. ALSO U DO A GREAT JOB TEACHING AND ALL RHE DETAIL IN THR LESSONS. THANK YOU IAM LEARNING ALOT.

    • Thanks for contacting us. Are you after any specific tools? Also the problem with some tools is that you would need to buy them from someone fairly local to you. What country are you in and I will try to give you the correct contact details?

      Regards, John

  2. THE MARLING SPIKE THE SAME ONE U USE IN THE VIDEOS. I LIVE IN THE USA.THANK YOU.REALLY ENJOY THE LESSONS OF YOU’RE TEACHINGS OF ROPE KNOTS. THANK YOU KEITH

  3. O THANK YOU MY FRIEND I SURE WILL DO THAT TO DAY ALSO WILL TELL HIM YOU REF ME 2 HIM. THANK YOU .PEACE&SAFE JOURNEYS MY FRIEND. WILL BE WATCHING YOURE VIDEOS. KEITH & SKYE CRONK

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