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Tip up selections
« on: Jan 05, 2017, 09:16 PM »
what do you guys use for tip ups or prefer? im using my great grand fathers tip ups and they have about had it so looking to buy new ones

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2017, 10:05 PM »
Used heritage Lakers for 15 years then tried automatic fisherman and then switched over to all them they work great and fun to fight pike in on small rod
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2017, 10:12 PM »
I love my green Hi-flyers, but they have to have the correct flag trap on them.
You want the ones where the flag is set to a hook off the tipup and not the ones where the flag sets to the metal arm. Because that metal arm can get bent and not allow the flap to trigger when the spool spins and hits it.
 

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2017, 10:17 PM »
Worked at a fishing shop used alot of brands and the best is the Frabill insulated round tip up. stores small easily stack 7-8 in a bucket...has multiple settings for trigger pressure from strong for big bait- to light as a feather trigger pressure... hole never freezes (without buying extra hole covers), no light penetrates the hole so it doesn't spook fish, it has attachments for lights. They are the only ones I ever use anymore. Only time i take out my heritage tip-ups anymore (which i have a whole set) is on Nice days (Sunny no wind).
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2017, 10:20 PM »
I swear by my Heritage Laker tip ups.  I've used a lot of different tip ups over the years and they are by far the best I've used.  I recently purchased and IFishPro and I'm anxious to try that out.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2017, 10:23 PM »
I fish pros are fun to fish with i just dont like them blowing away when there is no snow. I agree the heritage are the best for quality make but they rule in big deep long distance situations. My vote is still Frabill insulated when you don't have to spread out over 100' FOW.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #6 on: Jan 05, 2017, 10:59 PM »
Simple HT Polars. I still use my grandfathers and theyre still catching fish. Plenty of parts available if you want to repair/customize them. Really like being able to see the top spin from a distance vs the heritage style.  Personal preference
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2017, 02:38 AM »
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2017, 03:08 AM »
I swear by my Heritage Laker tip ups.  I've used a lot of different tip ups over the years and they are by far the best I've used.  I recently purchased and IFishPro and I'm anxious to try that out.

I presently also use the Lakers. And I'm also looking at the IFishPro (just to try something different). Would you please post back on how you like/dislike the IFishPro?
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #9 on: Jan 06, 2017, 03:10 AM »
polars

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #10 on: Jan 06, 2017, 03:35 AM »
I'm a fan of the heritage lakers!!  Almost never get wind flags and are easily seen from a distance.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #11 on: Jan 06, 2017, 03:43 AM »
Simple HT Polars. I still use my grandfathers and theyre still catching fish. Plenty of parts available if you want to repair/customize them. Really like being able to see the top spin from a distance vs the heritage style.  Personal preference
just like adkrs said ht Polaris here too well priced too

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #12 on: Jan 06, 2017, 03:45 AM »
Beaver Dams,  I have some that are over 30 years old, and they work as good today as the day that I bought them. High quality and low maintenance.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #13 on: Jan 06, 2017, 04:08 AM »
HT original polars.

Lasts just as long as any BD, just as durable, handles the same fish, and is much more affordable.

Not considering round tip-ups, polars and BD seem to be the top 2 choices. Comes down to personal preference and budget. Both will get the job done just as well as the other. I've never been a fan of round tip-ups.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #14 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:02 AM »
HT original polars.

Lasts just as long as any BD, just as durable, handles the same fish, and is much more affordable.

Not considering round tip-ups, polars and BD seem to be the top 2 choices. Comes down to personal preference and budget. Both will get the job done just as well as the other. I've never been a fan of round tip-ups.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #15 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:32 AM »
Simple HT Polars. I still use my grandfathers and theyre still catching fish. Plenty of parts available if you want to repair/customize them. Really like being able to see the top spin from a distance vs the heritage style.  Personal preference
you can see that there is a fish on the heritage's from a distance... if you accidentally leave the drag set way too tight and the tip up starts rocking Around in the hole ;) ;D   no but seriously I love my Heritage Lakers after trying a lot of other tip ups

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #16 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:39 AM »
Question for the polar and disc users... what do you do if there's a foot and a half or two of snow on the ice? Can't you not even see those flags? I use the green 40 ups for that reason bc I still fish when there's snow. I really like the features of the polars and the discs but so far the snow factor has kept me from buying.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2017, 07:02 AM »
I have many different traps from the grandpas old wooden with a nail that host the spool on , flat disc style, flat beverdam, and high stick wooden lakers.
The 2 things I dislike about the flat style is 1. Winding the line back up on the spools, I can never seem to keep tension and the line gets sloppy . 2. Sight in deep.snow.
I use these tip ups for shallower water ( 20' or less )

The laker traps are good for deep water .
2 dislikes on them are
1. They are big and heavy as well as pricy
2. I have had them not always trip and have had to do some tweaking.

There are pros and cons to both styles so you have to choose what type of fishing you will do most and your price point.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2017, 07:02 AM »
 Jack Traps and polars



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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #19 on: Jan 06, 2017, 07:25 AM »
Jack traps, very east to adjust.

 

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