Frequently Asked


As a service, we have provided this FAQ section for your reference. If your question is not listed here, we’d be glad to talk to you, call us at (417)751-2034 or email us at

Ordering Information

Where to buy?

For retail customers, you can get them right here at or at many outlets, fishing superstores and more. Visit our “Where to Buy” page for more info.   For distributors and resellers give us a call at (417) 751-2034.


I just need one reel; can I buy it from you?

Yes! We sell here on our website or find a retailer near you.


I want to be a distributor, what do I do?

Call us at (417)751-2034 or email us at


I’d like to order 1,000 dozen reels, and want them in specialty packing. Can I do this?

Call us and we can discuss what is available.


Can I order the reels packed in quantities of 3 or 6?

If you only need a handful, we have several resellers who are offering 3 and 6 packs. Our standard packaging is reels packaged in 12-packs and individual sale packages. We could do different packaging for larger quantities, call us to discuss.


What’s in the box?

The retail package contains either one or twelve reels, and a “top line” for each reel so you can attach it to a tree, jug, etc. and a the instructions.

General Questions

Are these made in America?

Absolutely!  They are NOT made in China, Taiwan or anywhere other than Ash Grove, MO.  They used to be made in Diamond City, AR – see our history page for more info on that. If you have one that says made in China, it is not an authentic White’s Auto-Fisher or Mechanical Fisher.

Your product seems cool, will you come fishing with me?

Of course!  If you have snacks, give us a call.

Where can I watch more videos on how to use the product?

YouTube has a ton of videos showing the greatness of the Yo-Yo Reel.  Check out our YouTube Channel!

How much line is on a Yo-Yo reel?

About 10-12 feet of useable line, plus some extra.

What kind of line do you use?

60lb test white nylon line

Are they made overseas?

No, right here in in the USA.  Here’s our address: 101 North Tower Ash Grove, MO 65604. Look us up.

Someone said that it was aluminum, is that correct?

The body is galvanized steel, the spring on the White’s Auto-Fisher is carbon steel. The Mechanical Fisher uses a stainless steel spring. The line is nylon.

Usage Questions

Do you know the fishing regulations for my state?

No, check out your area’s conservation or game and fish website for your local rules.

Are these legal in my state?

Check local fishing regulations.


My Cousin said that these are not legal but the state hunting & fishing agent I spoke with said they are legal. Who should I believe?

Check local fishing regulations, you are probably safer to believe your state agent.


Can I use these for ice fishing?

Oh yeah! Absolutely.


Why would I need to carry these in my survival bag?

You’ll be able to catch fish if all your food is taken, you can snare small game with it, use it as a clothesline, plus you have a lot of high strength fishing line useful for repairs, emergency shoelaces, and more.


I plan on going hiking, why would I need this?

It’s a great emergency tool for food and it is light, compact and might save your life.


Can I use these in salt water?

Yes, but these would need to be washed thoroughly after each use. See our care and maintenance instructions.


Can I use these for duck hunting?

Yes, they work great for setting decoys.


What kind of fish can I catch?

You’d be surprised what you can catch with a worm and a hook. Yo-Yo Reels work for all types of fish.


Would you like me to send you a picture of this GIANT fish I just caught?

Of course! You can send it to us at or tag us on Facebook/Instagram using hashtag #yoyoreel #mechanicalfisher or #whitesautofisher


Can I use these to make a snare?

Yup, check out Sigma 3 Survival School’s video

Care & Maintenance

How do I care for them?

We recommend rinsing them with fresh water, let them dry and then apply a water displacement type of lubricant (WD-40 or similar). Many people have success with lubricants designed for firearms as well.


Can I change the line in my reel?

It can be done but we don’t recommend it because you can easily damage the spring. If you are worried the fish will see the line, we suggest adding a leader of monofilament or whatever you prefer to the end.


I have damaged/lost/gave away some of my reels. What do I do?

We suggest buying more!

Get IN touch

(417) 751-2034

101 North Tower
Ash Grove, MO 65604