Introducing Strong Like Bull Magnets.
Now you may think, what is this doing on a fly fishing blog ? Well I like to experiment and see how I can use different things in the fly fishing world. I tie my own flies when I can and when I do they usually are falling and flying all over my work desk. This is where the SLB magnets come in.
These little magnets can hold my hooks in reserve and my finished flies while I am tying. I have them all over my work station and on some of my filing cabinets. Here is a little snippet from their page explaining all the technical info.
While the plain neodymium cube magnets are strong, they have 3 big problems:
- They are slick making them hard to grasp… so they are hard to remove.
- Being purely magnets, they attract from all directions, and are a bit tricky when they get close to each other as they want to ‘snap together’.
- They are somewhat brittle and often chip and crack when they snap to the surface or to each other.
Strong Like Bull Magnets are purpose-built, over the top magnet assemblies….
The design starts with a substantial Neodymium Iron Boron disc magnet… These ‘rare earth’ magnets are the strongest type of magnets around… and we use the N52 grade, the highest strength grade available. Next the magnet is coupled to an engineered steel ‘cup’ which acts to direct the magnetic flux in a way which further increases the magnetic pull strength. The cup also ‘shields’ the magnetic force of all of the surfaces except the mounting surface, making them much safer to handle than an unshielded magnet. The magnet/cup assembly screws to a custom CNC machined aluminum housing part which is anodized for durability and color
Lastly, a rubber ring is added to further enhance the grip.
A Strong Like Bull magnet has a rated direct contact pull strength of over 20 lbs!
They also make tons of other cool magnetic items. Including this amazing machined bottle opener which comes in handy after a long day of fishing and I am just winding down with a cold one. There is a magnet built-in to the top of the opener so you can magnetically hang it when not in use and also doubles as a bottle cap catch.
Go check them out at https://www.slbmagnets.com you wont be sorry!