The Cowboy Yoyo® is the greatest American game you've probably never heard of—the perfect sidekick for the campfire, trail, or beach. It'll definitely put a bur under your saddle, but give it a go.
Back in the 1800s, cowboys used to tie a weight to the end of a rope and practice throwing a loop over it, making a knot in the line. Somewhere along the way, this became known as a "Cowboy Yoyo."
My uncle David Stoecklein, a beloved Idaho Rodeo Hall-of-Famer and legendary Western photographer, gave me a Cowboy Yoyo many years ago. In his honor, I make them for you, using only locally sourced wood and repurposed climbing rope.
With every purchase of a Cowboy Yoyo, a portion will be donated to the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame and the David R. Stoecklein Memorial and Educational Foundation, both non-profits devoted to preserving the Western way of life.
Once you've mastered the Standard Knot, try some of the trick shots or come up with your own. We can even etch your brand or logo on them. Send us pictures and share your Cowboy Yoyo shots on our Facebook and Instagram pages, too. We love hearing from you and seeing new tricks.
(Pictured below: David at his ranch in Idaho)