Sunday, January 25, 2015

Automatic Fishing Reel / Yo-Yo

This is an interesting little gadget for the lazy fisherman; ha! This automatic fishing reel supposed to be great for bank fishing or if you are fishing from a boat, kayak, dock, ice or even a jug. After you bait this thing up, tie it around a tree or anchor it to whatever surrounds you and go on with your business. Hey, who said fishing required you to actually do the fishing? LOL! The automatic reel supposed to hold the fish after it is hooked. I think it even reels the fish in several feet, going by some of the reviews. Speaking of that, this little device surprisingly had good reviews. I assumed it was some cheap automatic fishing reel (some people call it a "Fishing Yo-Yo"), but since it costs over 30 dollars, maybe not.

It was amusing to read some of its other uses, too, such as: it can be used as a clothesline, duck decoy retriever, small animal snare, and so on. This may be a good addition to your camping supplies, bait/tackle boxes, survival kits and whatnot. Plus, it might be a great gift idea if you have a lot of hard-to-shop-for redneck friends; ha! Oh, one of the reviews mentioned that you may need to bring some extra rope, if you have to secure this item around a limb or tree. Anyway, I thought I'd share this cool product today; cheers!

Update (1-20-2018): After nearly 3 years had passed since I wrote this Yo-Yo Automatic Fishing Reel post, I finally purchased it.  I must say, the price has come way down since then! I bought 6 Mechanical Fisher's Yo Yo Fishing Reels - Package of 1/2 Dozen - Yo-Yo Fish Trap (FLAT TRIGGER MODEL) for the current price of $15.52 plus tax on Amazon (link included below)! They would be great for fishing while occupied, etc. Plus, I thought it would go great with my survival/outdoor supplies, as well.

The updated product description is as follows: Very Sensitive Flat Trigger Mechanism
  • Stainless Steel (Rust Proof) Spring & Galvanized Steel Frame
  • Pre-Spooled with 9-12' of 60# Test Nylon Line
  • Adjustable Spring Tension
  • Made In The USA
  • 6 Mechanical [Automatic] Fisher Reels and 1 instruction booklet, neatly packaged in a single padded envelope. These are the best [automatic] reels on the market. The Stainless Steel Spring is the best choice for Fisherman, Preppers, Survivalists and Hunters. They're very easy to use. Simply attach to the object of your choice, bait the hook, set depth and trigger, then wait. The Mechanical Fisher does the rest. It sets the hook, and retrieves the fish! Kind of like a mouse trap for Fish, but these do not kill the fish! ---End of description.

    At any rate, this sounds like a cheap investment for outdoor supplies, to say the least...

    Image Credit: Fair Use - Product Image - - This image is found in various catalogs and websites.

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    1 comment:

    1. After seeing this product in a seasonal catalog again this year, I couldn't help but notice that they changed the name. Instead of a reel, they are now calling it an "automatic fishing yo-yo." So, I went back to this post and added it to the title...