I just inherited a few boxes of fishing tackle, that belonged to my great-uncle.
I know he split his time between Florida and Ohio fishing fresh and salt water both.
So naturally half of the stuff I got is for salt water and I have no idea what it is or how to use it.
Most of it is heavy duty terminal tackle that I will never have a need for.
But these caught my eye as something I might be able to use.
Can anyone tell me how you use them?
They have some heavy nylon braided line on them.
I was thinking of maybe using them for big cats and carp.
My BIL and I like to go out for big ugly fish for shits and gits.
Commonly referred to as a "yo-yo" or (in South Florida ... a Cuban yo-yo)
That is your basic maritime "Meat Gun". The ultimate handline. Bait up, toss it out, and be as attentive as you want (or not).
I spent a year in the Bahamas on a 32-foot ketch in the 80's. Averaged 2-4 hours snorkeling a day. But in the evening, I often tossed a piece of conch out on a good sized hook and clothespinned the line to the boats bell. Usually didn't wait long for supper.
Your big uglies may have met their match.
When I was little we used to use something like that but instead of the orange yo yo we used an empty coke or beer can. We called it the po mans fishing pole and boy did it work, caught bigger fish with it than a real pole