Yo Yo Traps?

Yo Yo Traps?

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    Yo Yo Traps?

    I watched a video from Sigma 3 Survival School in which one of their instructors did a 1 week "bug out" experiment. He lived off the land for one week with only items in his pack, a knife, and his gun.

    He used yo yo traps for fishing, which allowed him to catch fish while he was doing other things. Seemed like a win-win to me.

    Anyone have any experience with yo yo traps?


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    Could you possibly post the link to that video? Sounds interesting.

    I've thought about using those (can be for fishing/snares etc. ) seems price not much and they would add another set of choices - win-win IMO
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    Here is the link to the channel.

    https://m.youtube.com/user/sigma3sur...survivalschool

    It is under the playlist "Diary of a Survivalist."


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    Thank you!
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    I have used them, but once I hooked a fish that broke the line, had to take the thing apart. I guess that's the risk you take, but for smaller fish (8 to 10 in) they work wonderfully.
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    I have never felt the need to trap a yo-yo. I did once attempt to catch cellist Yo Yo Ma, but he is Roadrunner kinda clever and way faster than you would think.
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    Conservation of energy is vital in a survival situation so trapping is the way to go for small game, birds, and fish. For fish you can add a trot-line or yo-yo arrangement.
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    Long years ago we used to set out yo-yos, great fun, bait them at dusk, then we'd run them about 10 pm, then again early morning. Always fun to see what was there.
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    Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a wild yo yo before. I suppose if you "walk the dog" and the line breaks it might get away from you and revert back to a wild state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    I have never felt the need to trap a yo-yo. I did once attempt to catch cellist Yo Yo Ma, but he is Roadrunner kinda clever and way faster than you would think.
    Now that's funny!!!!
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