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Home made Tip ups?
« on: Feb 10, 2007, 07:23 PM »
Any ideas or pictures of your home made tip ups.  Over the years I have seen a few.  Just wondering whats all out there?

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2007, 04:56 PM »
Do you mean the true old balance beam "tip-up" as opposed to the modern type spool rigs. If yes so post, I'll see if my kids can put pics on site. Have a set of 15 long arm fold ups. Ingenious design, 30+ yrs old, best walleye rigs I've ever used.

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2007, 05:30 PM »
 I use  the balance beam ones all the time, pretty much all i use, i have 2 polars that i usebut mostly use the homemade ones. here's a pic of them all set and ready to go.

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 02, 2007, 07:04 PM »
The balance beam ones look interesting.  Any chance of a close up or how to info?  Thanks for the replys.....

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 07, 2007, 04:57 PM »
Any ideas or pictures of your home made tip ups.  Over the years I have seen a few.  Just wondering whats all out there?
I now have the pictures on the computer. If I can hold my temper long enough to learn to post through photobucket you'll have them. If not I'll no longer have a connection to Iceshanty! I knew we shouldn't have shot all those carrier pegions!

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 07, 2007, 05:32 PM »
if you cant post the pics... just email me the pics and i will do it for you.... pm for addy
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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 07, 2007, 05:34 PM »
Here are a few pictures of my Champlain Jacks.







Made with scrap wood, coat hanger, egg sinker, replacement spool, finish nail, nuts and bolts, and a few strips of reflective tape.


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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2007, 06:20 PM »
These tipups were designed and refined in the '60s & 70's explicitally for walleye by Bruce Archambault {deceased}. They preform flawlessly. All of 3/4" maple, the stand is the most complex to build, it's 28" tall. The balance arm is 34" with a 9" wire extention.This gives 50" of draw, and nearly 0 resistance. They work so well you can tell the species of fish taking just by watching the arm! all measurements are criticall to overall performance. Anyone wanting to build a set post your questions on details, I'd be very happy to assist as a tribute to Bruce. Photos are aranged from bundled on sled to set up.

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 13, 2007, 07:08 PM »
mine are almost identical to putback's only they dont have the base, i just stick them in the snow and pack them in.
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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2007, 02:56 AM »
The balance beam ones look interesting.  Any chance of a close up or how to info?  Thanks for the replys.....
In my neck of the woods they call that style " tip-downs"...I have been going to make some...as I have seen that they are very effective. Not to mention that they're usually simple by design, light, and relatively inexpensive as far as materials go. Most of the ones I've seen were made from scrap with little if any purchased material. I have a friend that made a set from old broom handles and they work great! Especially for light biters...WK
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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 24, 2007, 06:06 AM »



Here's a pic of one of mine with a Rainbow that I just caught from it.
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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 02, 2007, 12:41 PM »
Here is a box tipup I made this summer,cant wait to try it out.                                                                            http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/EYEHUNTER/HPIM0495.jpg?t=1194028403http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/EYEHUNTER/HPIM0489.jpg?t=1194028546http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/EYEHUNTER/th_HPIM0491-1.jpg[/img]

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 02, 2007, 12:52 PM »
  Hope this works





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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 02, 2007, 12:59 PM »
One more try I think I got it now




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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2007, 07:12 AM »
I can't really call these homemade but they are heavily modified in my home.  If I had some real nice plans for tipups like these I would like to build some from scratch.

These started out as regular Heritage Laker's but have been converted to solid PVC, no warping, swelling etc.  The white did not show up well on the ice, so I added a colored top, the colors are my lobsterbuoy colors and show up very well.



I made them some time ago and last year changed out the flags for even more visibility and customness.




As you can tell I think way too much about icefishing and have too much free time in the winters.

Here are two others I converted but never even fished them last year.


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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 24, 2007, 01:25 AM »
Heres a picture of my homemade tip-ups.



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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 15, 2009, 12:21 PM »
HI! I from Russia. Here my номе made tackles for pike catching. I wait for comments!





They very compact, easy and convenient in application. I do them by the hands.

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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 15, 2009, 12:23 PM »
Ilya i relly like those tip ups. I would to try to make some and now iam thinking i may try it. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 15, 2009, 12:28 PM »
I badly understand in English, but have understood your words. Try to write more well for me.
 ;)   I can add a photo still
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Re: Home made Tip ups?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 15, 2009, 12:31 PM »
Tip-downs

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