Illuminating Yo-yo Fisher

The Illuminating Yo-yo Fisher is an illumination signaling device to indicate a fish strike during unattended fishing.

  • For Use with Yo-Yo Fishing Reels
  • Light Activates When Yo-Yo is Pulled
  • Notifies User If They Have a Bite or Have Caught a Fish
  • Intensity of Light Increases as Line is Pulled Harder
  • Powered by User Replaceable Battery


Utility Patent #10,531,651

Story Behind the Invention

Inventors Heather Spillett of Little Rock, AR and Thomas D. Baker of Hot Springs, AR have created an illumination signaling device to indicate a fish strike during unattended fishing.

The yo-yo is an automatic fishing reel made of steel with a tempered spring that automatically sets the hook when the trigger is released by a fish taking the bait. These yo-yos suspend the reel a couple of inches above the water to allow for unattended fishing. A great number of fish can be caught this way while fishermen attend to other matters, however, a fisherman may not notice if a fish strikes at one particular reel out of many. This happens a lot when fishing at early dawn or late dusk hours when the ambient lighting is low. In turn, Inventors Spillett and Baker were inspired to create the Illuminating Yo-yo Fisher. Now fishermen can be alerted to possible fish strikes via a visual alarm!

This clever new invention is for use with yo-yo fishing reels. A light is activated when the yo-yo is pulled. This notifies a user whenever they have a bite or have caught a fish. The intensity of the light increases as the line is pulled harder. The device is powered by a user replaceable battery. To learn more or for manufacturing, retail, wholesale, distribution, or licensing opportunities act now!


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