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Yo Yo fishing

Postby Larry G » 31 Aug 2016 10:10

You old timers likely remember this one. The first video is to give you an idea of what’s possible with a yo yo. The manner in which they can be employed is only limited to your imagination. I looked one up and found it to weigh 1.8oz. The second video is to show a closeup of the yo yo.

There are two designs. One with a square catch and one with a rounded catch. Supposedly, the ones with the square catch are better. These things do work. There are loads of youtube videos.

Yo Yo Fishing Reel In Action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpC4uOQmaA

YoYo Fishing Reel Review & Fish Catch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuwCJveCk7M

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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby kmussack » 31 Aug 2016 10:49

Wow!!
Thanks for posting that.
Time to go shopping.
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby Larry G » 31 Aug 2016 11:28

Glad you liked it. That little swivel will snap back and bite if you're not careful. It'll make you look around to see if anyone was watching before you react.
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby kmussack » 31 Aug 2016 12:32

I just ordered a dozen.
In tough times a guy could run a fish trap line with them.
Besides they look like they'd be a hoot to use.
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby Kolt » 31 Aug 2016 23:33

Check on legalities prior to use in a non-emergency/survival situation.

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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby Generation 2 » 05 Sep 2016 15:34

I bought a box of these Yo-Yo devices on Amazon. After reviewing my state fishing regulations, it appeared that the use of these are not unlawful, as long as I am immediately present. So, today I set one up and hit the lake to give it a try!

Below are a few pictures of me setting it up!
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While enjoying an adult beverage and talking to my wife on the dock, I heard a snap...and this little bugger emerged from the murky depths:
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Works like a charm!!
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby kmussack » 05 Sep 2016 15:50

Good Job!!
Are you going to have that one mounted?
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby Ekiwinox » 05 Sep 2016 18:39

Your gonna need a smaller pan.
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby Larry G » 16 Oct 2016 19:45

Glad you like them, Generation 2. They'd be a valuable tool in most any survival situation. A half dozen of them set along the bank of any body of water would greatly improve your chances of providing a meal for the day. I've used them in my pond, but that isn't really fair. In my pond I can't call it fishing, it's more like catching. Lots of fish in other words. Yo-Yo's work. They work well. The posted video of that young man catching a five pounder demonstrates how well. If you watched the video, did you notice how easily the guy handled the fish? That fish was tired. Wore out from fighting the reel. That's another advantage of Yo-Yo fishing.
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Re: Yo Yo fishing

Postby Pilgrim52 » 23 Oct 2016 20:30

I used to keep four or five in my BOB until I discovered SpeedHooks. The savings in weight is considerable at no cost in efficiency. But I'm still a fan of yoyo's. Be warned, however. If you use yoyo's, stay in the immediate area. When I was a teenager, I lost 11 of 12 yoyo's to a thief. I only paid $3.00 for the dozen, but I earned that 3 bucks two cents at a time by finding 150 soda bottles which I turned in for the 2 cent refund. To me, that was a considerable capital investment. In a SHTF scenario where even one fish could stave off starvation for a day, such a loss could be life threatening. So camo your yoyo's, make a mark or sign so you can find them again and keep watch on them.
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