Automatic Spring Loaded Fishing Reel for Survival Kit
Automatic Spring Loaded Fishing Reels - reduce effort, increase fish catch.
Automatic YoYo reels are very effective. A low cost way to clone yourself for fishing. You can fish multiple spots, a variety of baits, different depths, and a range of conditions -- all at the same time. Set out multiple automatic fishing reels like a trap line and let the Yoyos do the work for you.
These are well made in the USA, comprised of great materials, each can last a lifetime. This is one of those things that you will say "Why didn't I think of that ? "
Don't just get one, effective trapping and fishing requires multiple traps to assure a full dinner plate.
These Yo Yo automatic fishing reels are made of galvanized steel with a tempered spring that automatically sets the hook and reels in the line when the trigger is released by a fish taking the bait. After catching the fish - it keeps the fish fresh and alive in the shallows waiting for you to retrieve them.
Yoyo reels are very popular for catching Crappie and Catfish. Yet you can also catch bass, trout, perch, sunfish, bluegill, steelhead, even turtles and other fish when present. Wonderful on backpacking trips -- we do dayhikes while the yoyo fishing reels catch dinner.
They can be attached to tree roots and branches, boat docks, the side of a boat, floats, buoys or any other means that will suspend the reel a couple of inches above the water.
The Yoyo is also an excellent device for Ice Fishing.
The stainless steel coiled spring retracts the preloaded 60 pound test line when the bait is taken.
Dimensions: 2-1/2" X 3/8
Weight: 1.8 ounces (about 50 grams)
Comes preloaded with about 15 feet of strong 60 lb test nylon line. Just add your own leader line, appropriate hook, weight, bait and go. Spring loaded reel permits about 8-9 feet of nylon line to be pulled, attach another 6-12 feet of appropriate leader which gives you and effective distance of up to 20 feet from shore.
How to setup and use a YoYo automatic spring loaded fishing reel to catch fish:
To set the Yoyo, use a string or wire to attach the frame to a branch or sturdy point by the shore or on a dock.
Attach a leader with a hook and bobber/sinker to the end of the Yoyo string - we find that a 10-20 foot leader is great for shore fishng (get your bait out further).
Pull out the line. As you pull, the stainless-steel spring will coil tighter and tighter. When you've pulled out the desired amount of line to fish the water depth you want, engage the small wire trigger on the side of the reel. The trigger holds the reel in place, and the spring inside the reel is coiled tightly.
Next - hand cast the baited hook and leader out into the water and wait.
Another effective setup is to attach the reel to a branch above a deep, bankside pool. Bait your hook with a live minnow and pull the cord down just far enough to reach into the water an inch or two. The live bait will swim and make ripples on the surface. Predatory fish will see the ripples and attack the minnow with a vengeance .
When a fish takes the bait, it trips the trigger, causing the spring to recoil quickly, which sets the hook and keeps tension on the line. As the fish tries to swim away the stainless-steel spring fights the fish - pulling it back toward the reel. The fish will eventually settle down and rest in the shallow water, staying alive and fresh.
Advantages of a Yoyo Spring Loaded Automatic Fishing Reel over an unattended line:
* Sets the hook firmly with a quick, yet measured jerk (won't rip the hook out)
* Keeps constant pressure on the hook, preventing the fish from escaping.
* Keeps the line from getting tangled in underwater logs and limbs by pulling the fish up and away from the bottom each time it runs.
* The spring inside the Yoyo reel plays and tires the fish as it runs from the reel and then pulls the fish back to the reel.
* Pulls the to the edge - near the surface - the activity lets you know you have a fish on the line, day or night and keeps the fish fresh and alive until you retrieve it.
Don't buy just one Yoyo fishing reel ! Buy several, they are cheap enough that you can have a fleet of them to set a trap line around your favorite fishing spot. Use variety of different baits (worms, minows, dough, etc. ) set at different levels (floating, bottom, suspended) to get the best results. Any good trapper will tell you - set many traps to get a few catches.
Other uses for the automatic Yoyo reel around camp include:
* Ultralight Clothes Line
* Setup a security trip line perimiter alarms with Bells
* Suspend small items above picnic table (Keep bottle opener handy)
* Use it as a trigger for small game snare traps - illustrated in the video below:
Video showing the Yoyo Automatic fishing reel as a trigger for an animal snare:
IMPORTANT: Always check and abide by local fishing regulations before using this product. For example: California laws ban even the possession of such a device while sport fishing. California residents should keep this in the SURVIVAL KIT, not in their everyday tackle box Other states limit the number of traps or require owners clearly tag them with their Name and Address. Please check your state laws before using for everyday fishing. In a life or death survival situation, go ahead and use 'em, no matter what the laws say.
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