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Fishing YoYo's
« on: February 15, 2014, 07:51:01 PM »
Has anyone used one of these mechanical reelers, if you have, do you like them? and do they work well. I've used a tree branch with a trigger before and that's about it.  I've seen them on YOUTUBE but have never use one, or seen them around here.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 07:53:17 PM by Ranger2012 »
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 11:46:28 AM »
they are cheap and easy to cart around.. I bot a dz off ebay but havent used them yet.. they are in the bob and hunting bag
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 01:05:32 PM »
Here is a Canadian company that sells them. Good to deal with and they have other useful items for Preppers. I use extra large fishing swivels to secure them to solid objects. Less chance of them being twisted loose.

http://www.thecanadiansurvivalcompany.ca/Survival-Supplies_c6.htm
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 01:35:29 PM »
try here to get some for a very good price.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1311.R6.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xyoyo&_nkw=yo+yo+fishing+reel&_sacat=0&_from=R40
 
cant remember which one I bot but it was 12 for one price.. that way shipping is negligable
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 01:37:44 PM »
some of them are scammers on the shipping.. just hafta search for a good one.
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 09:45:10 PM »
These are pretty neat, I've never seen them before.  I might get some to take on my next wilderness paddling trip.

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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 11:50:23 PM »
I always carry an emergency fishing kit in my car plus one in my BOB. However these look like the size effective. I had not seen them before either. I'll have to pick one up and try it.
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 05:53:01 AM »
google them on youtube.. I beleive theres a vid of a guy who makes them work even better.. I always figgered they really didnt have enuf zip to set the hook on a bigger fish.
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 10:40:54 AM »
Hey zeker, one of the videos I watched showed how you can increase the spring pressure, in order to make it trigger harder.  The reason that the spring pressure is set fairly light, is so that it doesn't pull smaller fish right out of the water.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZi3Vh1b-nM
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2014, 01:52:29 PM »
I bought a dozen of these, and am just waiting to take the grand kids to the park, set a few lines, and catch a few fish in our local sewer.

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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 07:29:59 AM »
sewer.. pre battered fish.. and. they may be illegal? unattended lines.. mechanical assist? any way to get more dollars outta your pocket.
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 08:25:52 AM »
They look cool.  I'll have to pick up a few.

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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2014, 11:14:49 AM »
I went looking for one here in Edmonton and no one had ever heard of them.
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 12:53:36 PM »
Gotta go to inter net

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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 02:33:17 PM »
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/search/eSearch.aspx?SearchTerms=yo%20yo&eMode=

Yo-Yo Auto Fishing Reels
Auto-sets the hook for a sure catch

Set 'n' forget fishing! Angling just became easier. Simply set the depth of the 60-lb. test nylon line on the anti-rust plated Yo-Yo with your favorite hooked bait. Then tie-off the line to a tree, post, etc. When a hungry fish bites, a stainless steel spring automatically sets the hook and prevents the remaining line from unspooling.

Works hands-free when you are away. Simply reel your fish in on your return. Ideal for ice fishing, too. Check local laws for possible restrictions. A must-have for every survival / bug out bag. Each 2 1/2" diam., 4 ozs.

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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2014, 10:38:36 PM »
Yoyo's are a go piece of fishing kit, and have one in my bag always. They are however illegal in Ontario; however not sure about the rest of Canada.  I'll be getting a dozen of them for my prep supplies as if the shtf does happen I won't worry if they at legal or not.

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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2014, 12:33:22 AM »
I finally picked some up on ebay.  Now everyone in the family has one in their BOB.  The mechanism is so simple, it took a genius to figure it out. ???
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Re: Fishing YoYo's
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2014, 08:07:54 AM »
Anyone in the London/St. Thomas area can buy them at the Dixie Dairy Bar in St. Thomas.  It's a wierd mix of fishing and variety store.  Massive fishing section.  I saw them on the shelf there the last time I was in there.