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Old 07-12-2015, 17:15   #31
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

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So what is the best way to attach the mono to the yo yo? Drill a hole in it, or just tie it around the reel?Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Well you might not want to use mono. There is some braided line that is easier to pull in. I have a couple of reels and the mono is harder on your hands than the braided line is.
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

Oooookay then, how do you attach your braided line the yo yo. Drill a hole or tie it around the yo yo?
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

A yo-yo and an out riggers release clip (like this) is all we use while fishing. I cleat the line at the stern, run a loop back forward about four feet to the release clip, then back out the stern though an open top chock. I use 200# test mono filament.

Caught this on our Atlatic crossing with a tomato as bait It was almost no effort to pull aboard.... Which is good, because as you can see, I was wasting away at this point of the trip




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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

You tie the line to the yo yo as you would any other fishing reel.

A bungee is NOT NEEDED any more than a rubber snubber is needed on an anchor rode. Think about it. You have 150' out and an impact of ~ 20% breaking strength hits. It stretches 20%, or about 30 feet. What possible difference did the bungee make? The nylon mono IS the bungee. That is what it is made for.
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Old 07-12-2015, 18:58   #35
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

Okay, thank you for you reply, Thinwater. So, when trolling using a yo yo, do you let all the line out on the yo yo? If you do, the line doesn't slip around the yo yo when you start to reel it in? If you don't let it all out, how do you tie it off? Just bought some yo yo's and trying to figure out the best way yo rig them.


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Old 07-12-2015, 19:21   #36
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

Forget all this thinking until you get out there, buy a bunch of stuff then you can go fishing. You should see some of these big time fishermen. They have power reels so they can get grouper up from 1000'. Poor fish, it's eye balls blown out out of it's head from the rapid rise. You won't be able to do that with a YoYo.
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

We used a yoyo from Mexico to Australia caught tuna, sailfish, Mahi-mahi, Striped Marlin, almost all kinds of fish, mostly in inclement weather. I always used gloves as I try to bring them is quickly. I have had many cookie cutter shark bites in Mahi-mahi so quick is the word. Largest Mahi-mahi was 69"
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

Dilligaf, so how do tie off the yo yo when trolling? Do you let everything out on the yo yo? If the line is just tied around the reel, it doesn't slip?


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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

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Nice!

c. I like rigging the line through a flatline clip when trolling. It makes it easier to detect strikes.

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Can you explain how to set this up?
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Ah nevermind, I couldn't see well in the article but I got it now from another source. Thanks.
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Re: How Exactly Do these Yo-Yo Reels Work ?

It's not about sporting, it's about meat. Load up your YoYo with heavy duty monofilament...Mahi Mahi-Mahi and tuna don't care, they'll hit anything. Lead the line forward about 6' and clip it into something that will release with enough pressure. When fish take a lure they strike and dive, usually reversing direction. The point is to give them enough slack to change direction, then when the line goes taut they are swimming away from the direction of travel and the likelihood of a set hook is much higher.

You're probably under sail, so just haul the fish in, with gloves, or the winch, or whatever it is you need to deal with the size fish you've caught. This is not sport, it's landing meat. Surf that sucker in and gaff it and bring it aboard. If it's small and you want to throw it back, dispense with the gaff, lift it onboard, unhook it and throw it back.

The point of a rod is to cushion the force on a line that is under the breaking strength of the what the fish you've hooked can exert on the line. That's sporting. This is not about being sporting, it's about landing food.
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I don't how if you guys have seen this video before, but it's worth watching. It is from TeamGoogan on youtube, he hooks a sailfish with a yoyo from a kayak.

https://youtu.be/WcdIEo5ar0g
This is even better...MARLIN on a handling, and LANDED. They guy had no gloves on. Crazy:



This came up after the video you posted, after a Squatty Potty ad, which I had not seen in awhile but always let play through, lol.
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