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Author Topic: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs  (Read 18403 times)

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Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« on: Jan 09, 2008, 06:36 PM »
Planning on making a few Tip Downs , I did a search and seen a few. Looking for some new ideas or even the older ones to. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2008, 05:51 AM »
These are pretty simple to make and work really well.

I just use an old metal coat hanger and make an eye at the end. Leave a gap on top to get the line in and out of.

Then just put 2 screws at an angle to hold your line.

I prefer these over the dowel style because you can tell exactly what the fish are doing. The wire comes back up if the fish lets go. Once it starts to go back down nail em'. Good luck.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2008, 07:33 AM »
Here is a slightly modified version of a "Lake Erie Tip-Down"
  The original design has been around for years, I added a sliding weight to keep it balanced.





These are great for perch and all other panfish. It it normally rigged with a spreader or a crappie rig with live minnows. The balance is so perfect you can detect the lightest bites.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2008, 07:40 AM »
Made these a couple years ago from the design of another Iceshanty member ...



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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2008, 10:42 AM »
Here's Mine.  I am working on an improved design and I'll post a pic when I get them done.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2008, 11:15 AM »
These are pretty simple to make and work really well.

I just use an old metal coat hanger and make an eye at the end. Leave a gap on top to get the line in and out of.

Then just put 2 screws at an angle to hold your line.

I prefer these over the dowel style because you can tell exactly what the fish are doing. The wire comes back up if the fish lets go. Once it starts to go back down nail em'. Good luck.
What is the base?? or do you place the wood into the ice??
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2008, 11:54 AM »
for a base all that  is used is the slush & ice from the hole

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2008, 11:56 AM »
used percheyes420 tip downs a few times and really work fine all ya need for them perch and walleye

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #8 on: Jan 10, 2008, 11:56 AM »
KingFisher1, Do you have plans or more detailed pics. I like to make one to try.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #10 on: Jan 10, 2008, 02:55 PM »
Thats pretty neat kingfisher. thanks for the detailed pics :)

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #11 on: Jan 10, 2008, 03:23 PM »


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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #12 on: Jan 10, 2008, 05:10 PM »
KingFisher1, Thanks! The pics help a lot.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #13 on: Jan 10, 2008, 05:12 PM »
wnybassman, Nice job on the tip-downs. Nice work bench too...
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #14 on: Jan 10, 2008, 06:00 PM »


Hand me downs from a old friend.
 
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #15 on: Jan 10, 2008, 06:44 PM »



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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #16 on: Jan 12, 2008, 04:18 PM »
Are these considered a Hand Line or a Tip-Up??
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #17 on: Jan 12, 2008, 04:18 PM »
 tip up i think

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #18 on: Jan 13, 2008, 10:47 AM »
Thanks to all that have sent in pictures of there homemade tip downs, here is what I came up with. :tipup:
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #19 on: Jan 13, 2008, 11:31 AM »
This is in the realm of tip-up/tip-down conversation. (off topic?) I saw the question being asked of RGFixit's tip downs, If they were considered a hand line or set line? According to the all knowing DEC officer that I spoke with on the ice 1/6/08. He said that any line that is left to set and fish by itself is considered a set line and would be on the count of your tip-ups/tip-downs. I then asked "If I set a jigging rod down on the ice and walk  away from it to tend to something else then that is now considered a set line?" He said that yes under the letter of the law that it could be counted as a set line! I thought that was a load of nonsense because any time that you get up from your jigging rod and leave it in the water to chase a flag then you now have too many lines in the water. He said yes and that it's not a perfect system and the discressionary grey area for the officer is pretty large.
 I built tip downs similar to RG's and I built 2 slammers to try this year and now I thought a slammer could be under my hand line count because of the rod but I was wrong. Sorry MODS if this is off topic but I saw the question a few posts earlier, Please don't banish me to the little kids dinner table again!!!

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