Are magnets the next big thing in fly fishing? Rick Dickson of Freehand Fly Fishing thinks they might be. I met Rick a couple weeks ago at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in New Orleans. He and his business partner were there introducing a new line of products – some of which include magnets that are in direct contact with hooks and feel that the magnets actually help them catch more fish.

This is all anecdotal of course, but he does cite some pretty legit studies on the matter. Don’t take my word for it though, listen to Rick talk abut the effects of magnetism in regards to fishing in the video shown here and let me know your take. I must say I’ve heard of magnets supposedly curing all sorts of illnesses in people, but catching more fish? Anyone actually tried and tested this theory? I’m awfully curious to try this out myself.