DIY Fishing Hacks – Magnets

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Here are a few uses for magnets that work great for me. I was on the stream one day and noticed my fly kept hanging up on my hemostats attached to my waders. The hemostats had picked up a spare neodymium magnet from my shop bench.  I ended up using the magnet to hold flies as I changed them for the rest of the day. These are economical, and easy hacks.  I would highly recommend making a few of the rod holders to keep your fly rod from ending up on the ground next to your car, stepped on, or broken in a car door.  It’s the cheapest rod insurance you can have.

 

Magnet on hemostats
You can put them on hemostats
Magnet on nippers
They’ll work on nippers
Magnetic rod holder on car
This is my diy replacement for a “lost”, more like stolen, $12 magnetic rod holder. It costs about 30 cents…and the uglier the better. Make a bunch and keep them handy in the car for you and your buddies.
Magnetic rod holder
DIY magnetic rod holder – duct tape, paracord scraps, cheap magnets, and 90 seconds of free time
Magnet on bulldog clip
I often hang gadgets and tippet spools off these bulldog clips – why not add a magnet.
Neodymium magnets are super strong and found at craft and hardware stores
Neodymium magnets are super strong and found at craft and hardware stores
Standard Magnets
More economical, but less powerful than the rare earth neodymium magnets, I use them for diy rod holders