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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #40 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:34 PM »
Heritage lakers and jack traps.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #41 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:11 PM »
40 ups with the bar, not the hook are my favorite.  I've had polars, round frabils, beaver dams all fail on me.  I still use a lot of old school fish crafters too.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #42 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:23 PM »
40 ups with the bar, not the hook are my favorite.  I've had polars, round frabils, beaver dams all fail on me.  I still use a lot of old school fish crafters too.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #43 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:36 PM »
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!!!

A fellow fishcrafters nut.  I love it.   Same here, been collecting them for years.  Everytime I see some for sale, I buy them.  Have about 30 myself and rigged all different ways. 

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #44 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:43 PM »
I love my green Hi-flag/40 up "Green ones", 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 #45 on: Jan 06, 2017, 11:33 PM »
jacktraps

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #46 on: Jan 07, 2017, 08:29 AM »
I dont know? My 40 years old Original Tall Boys have done a fine job all these years! Shortly after buying them for less than 5 bucks each, I got spooled a few times fishing for lakers deep. My local Mom and pop bait shop had big spool conversion kits, for about 4 bucks. They have worked flawlessly since. with over a hundred yards of backer on my spools. The spool tension can be adjusted for big baits, or small baits. Yep Ive replaced a few flags and have put a couple coats of paint on them over the years but they are still in great shape, and are up to the task. Cant beat cheap and simple! :tipup:

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #47 on: Jan 07, 2017, 08:54 AM »
I use Heritage Lakers and could not be happier with them. Pretty much the 10 or 12 guys i fish with all use them as well.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #48 on: Jan 07, 2017, 09:11 AM »
I have wide assortment but i use my Frabil discs and beaver dams the most
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #49 on: Jan 07, 2017, 09:39 AM »
HT Polars, hands down -- being able to see the top 'T' spinning whenever the reel is turning before you even get to the tip-up is a huge advantage in my book...!!

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #50 on: Jan 11, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Totally agree with Hess. I have HT Polars and being able to see the fish running is great.  Looking for some new wooden tip ups that have the same type of setup

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #51 on: Jan 11, 2017, 09:39 AM »
40 ups with the bar, not the hook are my favorite.  I've had polars, round frabils, beaver dams all fail on me.

Glad I'm not the only one

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #52 on: Jan 11, 2017, 10:26 AM »
Totally agree with Hess. I have HT Polars and being able to see the fish running is great.  Looking for some new wooden tip ups that have the same type of setup

Just got ht's "deluxe" polar. Nice wooden tipup. BeaverDam knock off at half the price. Will get more
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #53 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:33 AM »
Anyone make their own?

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #54 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:44 PM »
pikie- I have to ask. How did the Beaver Dam tip up fail you? I have had mine for over 35 years and they have never, not once, as in never ever fail me.
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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #55 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:49 PM »
Jack Traps

There isn't a better trap on the market.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #56 on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:09 PM »
pikie- I have to ask. How did the Beaver Dam tip up fail you? I have had mine for over 35 years and they have never, not once, as in never ever fail me.

Mine randomly started freezing up so that the shaft wouldn't turn.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #57 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:00 PM »
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.

these are sealed shafts they can't take on water

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #58 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:18 PM »
these are sealed shafts they can't take on water

Then how come the shafts wont turn after being in the water for a few hours, only on below freezing days?   and how come this only happens on submerged shaft tipups?    A few people on this thread have already said that it is expected that you have to change the grease every year... :sick:

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #59 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:24 PM »
most likely the solder joint has been breached somehow. Most BD never need to change grease ever. The makers of the BD worked about 60 years on just the grease they put in them.

 

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