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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #20 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:32 AM »
any of you guys that use the polars and beaverdams,  all mine eventually get water in the shaft and start freezing up when its cold out.   Had this happen with original beaverdams, ht polars and ht polar therms.   I've since swore off any of the submerged shaft tipups completely off because of this.   

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #21 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:34 AM »
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

Shhhh people are going to start asking what was on the other end  ;)
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #22 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:35 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.


It's still easy to see the flag when they go off, they also make extendable flags for 3$ if you live in tug hill and get 46ft of snow a year
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #23 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:37 AM »
any of you guys that use the polars and beaverdams,  all mine eventually get water in the shaft and start freezing up when its cold out.   Had this happen with original beaverdams, ht polars and ht polar therms.   I've since swore off any of the submerged shaft tipups completely off because of this.

It's all about how you take care of them. Take the shaft apart, clean, and refill with subzero lubricant and you will have the most sensitive, free spooling rigs out there. I use Frabill Arctic Fires with hole covers. I regrease them every two years or as needed

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #24 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:41 AM »
any of you guys that use the polars and beaverdams,  all mine eventually get water in the shaft and start freezing up when its cold out.   Had this happen with original beaverdams, ht polars and ht polar therms.   I've since swore off any of the submerged shaft tipups completely off because of this.


Never had that happen (yet). Lube mine at the start of the year every year.  The spring on top of the shaft keeps tension in the shaft so everything stays buttoned up. Perhaps that got loose? Just tightened one of mine down last night.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #25 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:50 AM »
Gotta go with the fish crafters. I've got a set for everything that swims. Been collecting for a few years now and have 35 rigged up in various ways. Gotta be prepared!!!

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #26 on: Jan 06, 2017, 10:46 AM »
Many people like the Lakers. I am an ice fishing addict and have or have owned every type of tip-up I could find. The Laker is a good tip-up with some tweaking. The real question is should you have to tweak some of the more expensive top end tip-ups to make them work well? Once I bought a set of Indian Hills, I sold my Lakers. They fish great out of the box and no need to "tweak" anything. JMO
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #27 on: Jan 06, 2017, 10:56 AM »
Heritage Lakers are the way to go.  They sit nice and tall so you can see them from a distance.  They are well built and durable.  With their design you hardly ever get a wind flag.  Worth the $$$.   :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #28 on: Jan 06, 2017, 11:00 AM »
I use tip ups kind of just as experiments while I focus on jigging so I scatter them pretty far apart, might leave them for a long time if they don't get bit. It helps to have a tall flag with some motion to it so they can be seen from far away. Also something that is easy to chip out of the ice without breaking if it gets frozen in. The Laker style has worked well for this. To keep the holes open longer this year I plan on cutting discs out of a black rubber mat and putting them around the bases.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #29 on: Jan 06, 2017, 12:00 PM »
The real question is should you have to tweak some of the more expensive top end tip-ups to make them work well?

Exactly.   I am still using my dad's 40 ups that he got when he started ice fishing back in 1974.   Never had a problem, still trip smooth as glass.  Don't have to worry about greasing some shaft or having it freeze up on you on a cold day and missing that potentially special fish.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #30 on: Jan 06, 2017, 12:27 PM »
never had a polar freeze or give me a problem,im exclusive to them, here is my issue with any sort of high flyer tip up such as the "heritage laker"...
if a fish wants to peel off line in a direction not properly oriented with the spool, that is going to create an awkward resistance with the line and the spool. (depending on what kinda fish u are after, this may or may not be an issue) where as the polar has a guide that swivels 360* to accommodate...i dont own a heritage, but i do own other styles of high flyers, and wind trips can become an issue,  i have never seen a polar wind trip.  just my opinion on this

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #31 on: Jan 06, 2017, 12:40 PM »
but i do own other styles of high flyers, and wind trips can become an issue,

I don't tipup fish a ton, but the first time I was shown how to set up a tipup, I was told to make sure the wind "blows the flag back on" in terms of how the tipup is oriented with the wind.   I've never had a problem with wind flags.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #32 on: Jan 06, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Where I fish we get swirling winds so where you place it in comparison to the wind changes constantly. I like the Polars as well
for the exact reason as well. I have had a big pike rip line out fast and the line gets wrapped around the reel on the stick type. You also have to be really careful putting them down as the leaders may get wrapped during the putting down process.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #33 on: Jan 06, 2017, 01:12 PM »
I guess my main point was that when you pay good money for any ice fishing equipment you should expect to be able to use them the way they are and not have to make changes to them to work properly. There has been this complaints on Lakers for as long as I can remember.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #34 on: Jan 06, 2017, 01:50 PM »
check out the jack traps---big bob---biggest tipup on earth

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #35 on: Jan 06, 2017, 02:49 PM »
I don't tipup fish a ton, but the first time I was shown how to set up a tipup, I was told to make sure the wind "blows the flag back on" in terms of how the tipup is oriented with the wind.   I've never had a problem with wind flags.
yep, i agree 100% always set them that way from day 1.   just so many more pros to the polar     

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #36 on: Jan 06, 2017, 04:54 PM »
Arctic fires for small pond and lake fishing, Polars orange ones I think they have the large 500 ft metal spools for Lake George. Never had a problem with freezing up but I do take the shafts out and lube them every year. I like seeing the top tee spinning to know when the fish is running

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #37 on: Jan 06, 2017, 05:02 PM »
I have Heritages and I have been very satisfied!
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #38 on: Jan 06, 2017, 05:47 PM »
Most of the guys I fish with use Heritage Lakers, including myself. We have all had them for several years.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #39 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:29 PM »
I've got one lake I use for setting up for pike ,lakers or a salmon but I always thought that they were too heavy to trip for light bighters like perch and crappie. No doubt they are nice tip  ups though

 

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