Man sitting on a kayak with a hand line reel on his hand

Kayak Fishing with a Hand Line Reel

Experience the beauty of waterways and the thrill of catching your own fresh fish with kayak fishing. The serenity of paddling and the satisfaction of reeling in your prize catch create unforgettable memories. 

Kayaks are perfect for quietly stalking skittish fish in shallow waters, while the Yoyito hand line fishing reel offers versatility for trolling, jigging, or casting. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized for corrosion resistance, the Yoyito has no moving parts and is a reliable fishing companion.

Fishing with a Yoyito hand line reel on a kayak can offer several advantages, including:

    • Simplicity: Unlike other fishing methods, hand line fishing requires minimal equipment, making it a simple and straightforward option.
    • Versatility: Hand lines can be used to catch a wide variety of fish species, from small baitfish to larger game fish, depending on the line's strength and the bait used.
    • Control: With a hand line, you have more control over your bait and can easily adjust the depth and location of your line to target specific fish species.
    • Environmentally friendly: Hand line fishing is generally considered to be a more sustainable and environmentally friendly method of fishing, as it involves less equipment and is less likely to harm fish or the surrounding ecosystem.
    • Portability: A hand line is easy to carry and takes up minimal space, making it a convenient option for kayak fishing, where space is often limited.
    • Fun and challenging: Fishing with a hand line on a kayak can be a fun and challenging experience, requiring patience and perseverance to catch fish.
    • Low maintenance: Hand lines require minimal maintenance, making them a low-maintenance option for kayak fishing enthusiasts.
    Woman sitting on kayak with a fish on one hand and a hand line reel on the other one

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    The Kit $64.95 with Free Shipping in the USA

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    Weight 9.5 oz
    Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 1 in
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    The Reel $49.95 with Free Shipping in the USA


    The Yoyito

    A simple handline reel 3.5 in diameter by 1 in thick, capable of landing anything from freshwater bream to bull reds and groupers offshore.

    We took a rod and spinning reel and removed anything that was not absolutely necessary to perform the basic functions: casting, retrieving, sensitivity and the ability to fight big fish. The Yoyito is the result of years of design and experimentation, the essence of a fishing system that is tried and true.

    People have been fishing for at least 40,000 years and handlining is one of the earliest forms. Even today, millions of people around the world use a handline to feed themselves and their families.

    The Yoyito is not the only handline reel on the market, but it sits in a class of its own. It is the most compact and durable reel of its kind. We took a 21st-century approach to improve on a design that has been around for millennia.

    Unique features:

    • Snug finger holes for a very secure grip
    • A silky smooth front cone with an optimized angle for casting great distances
    • A center hex hole that fits on a base for attaching to bows, fishing piers, and kayaks
    • Two rear holes for unattended slackline fishing
    • Dimensions that allow the reel to fit in your pocket for all-day carry
    • Available in a kit that includes everything you need to go fishing on any environment
    • Made in the USA

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