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Author Topic: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs  (Read 17839 times)

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #40 on: Dec 27, 2008, 03:09 PM »
To what do you refer?

Tip downs are tip ups (now) in any design as long as they have a signaling device.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #41 on: Dec 27, 2008, 03:12 PM »
To what do you refer?

Tip downs are tip ups (now) in any design as long as they have a signaling device.
RG

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #42 on: Dec 27, 2008, 09:02 PM »
The tip down itself is a visual strike indicator, the tip down moves to indicate a strike and it is not a bobber or other device floating on the surface of the water, and the new definition of tip up does not include anything about the presence of a reel.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #43 on: Dec 27, 2008, 09:28 PM »
To what do you refer?

Tip downs are tip ups (now) in any design as long as they have a signaling device.
RG


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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #44 on: Dec 28, 2008, 05:22 AM »
I guess it depends on which end you look at....one end goes up the other down.....guys....just call your tip downs...tip ups and we can end this coversation...every year this topic gets beaten to death...along with the 10 inch auger hole debate, and the slobs leaving trash on the ice convo...

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #45 on: Dec 28, 2008, 07:21 AM »
I guess it depends on which end you look at....one end goes up the other down.....guys....just call your tip downs...tip ups and we can end this coversation...every year this topic gets beaten to death...along with the 10 inch auger hole debate, and the slobs leaving trash on the ice convo...

Why you gotta be such a buzzkill Geek?

It just wouldn't be ice season without the tip-up/tip-down debate. ::)

While we're at it, should I get a Vex or Marcum, and do circle hooks work for perch?
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #46 on: Dec 28, 2008, 08:15 AM »
Hahaha....woke up in a bad mood I guess....rivers are running high and the ice sucks....so I'm stuck at home today...maybe just tie up some fly's or something....

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #47 on: Dec 28, 2008, 09:43 AM »
To: BlindSquirrel       Yes, circle hooks work very well for perch -- and many other species.  I use them almost exclusively, except on lures.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #48 on: Dec 28, 2008, 05:08 PM »
INTERESTING HANDYWORK GENTILMEN ,I HAVE A BUNCH OF THE LAKE ERIE STYLE GIVEN TO ME NEVER KNEW WHAT THEY WERE!

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #49 on: Dec 28, 2008, 08:30 PM »
Those are much better than mine  >:(
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #50 on: Dec 29, 2008, 02:33 PM »
ive seen people who use a tip-up lay it on the ice with the flag deployed and lay the line over the flag. fish takes the bait and the flag lowers.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #51 on: Dec 03, 2009, 11:10 AM »

I built 3 using PVC, small copper tubing and eye bolts. It only took me 20 minutes each and cost around $6 -$7. They come apart for easy storing and the rod will even jig a bit in the wind using the eye bolts. I also put some gravel and sand in the front tube to weigh the unit down.












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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #52 on: Dec 03, 2009, 08:38 PM »
made 2 of these last year....



and then apparently it was 8/8/09 that I was bored enough to pull my ice gear out to the picnic table and make 5 more.... that should be plenty for me and a buddy, plus our jigging rods,...........maybe I should make 3 more just in case.......LOL........ 8)


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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #53 on: Dec 04, 2009, 07:02 AM »
It is very important that you have your name and address on your "tipdown/tipup" and you are nearby in attendance.
You can not take too many perch, unless you can not clean them, give them to your friends and neighbors to clean and cook. The more perch you take, the faster and bigger the rest  will grow. The walleyes and bass will survive from fry to fingerlings.

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Re: TIPDOWNS/TIPUPS
« Reply #54 on: Dec 04, 2009, 07:08 AM »
Mr Ralph Simmons
1507 jenkins Road
Clyde,newYork
14433

HERE IS LETTER I GOT BACK FROM
NYS DEC ON TIP DOWNS

Mr. Simmons
I am responding to your e-mail
to the commissioner GGrant regarding the definition of
a "tip down"versus a "tipup".

As of OCT 1, 2008, the NYS Fishing Regulations definition  of a " tip-up" is
 "any device used for fishing through the ice that has a signaling device attached,
except a bobber or other floating object on the water .
that will visually or audibly signal a strike."

This definition included the device commonly known as "tip-downs"
in case of a "tip-down" the device that is attached is a pivot,
 and the visual signal for a strike, is the raising of the butt end
 of the rod in the air when the fish takes the bait.

Therefore,the device you are using is considered a" tip-up"
 as far as the NYS Fishing Regulations are concerned
and all regulations pertaining to "tip-ups" would apply to your device.
You can legally use your "tip-downs",  the same as you would "tip-ups".

I have enclosed a copy of the NYS fishing Regulations Guide.
the guide is a compilation of the fishing regulations that exist both in the
Environmetal Conservation Law (ECL) of NYS,
 and the ( NYCRR ). New York Codes of Rules and Regulations.
 
You can view the complete unofficial NYCRR online at,

http//:www.dos.state.ny.us./info/nycrr.htm.

follow the link to the,

Westlaw website and choose Title 6. Dept.of Environmetal Conservation,
choose Chapter 1 Fish and Wildlife.. Sub Chapter C,Fishing...Part 10
Sportfishing for a listing of the actual regulations.

You can also view the law and regulations an any law library.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at
518-402-8896
Sincerely
Gregory Kozlowski
Fisheries Outreach Coordinator

IN SHORT SO IT IS UNDERSTANDING TO ALL
WHEN FISH TAKES BAIT THE ACTION OF PIVOT
IS THE STRIKE INDICATOR  !

Can a mod sticky this to the top of the NY page so all these threads with pics about new tip-downs don't go into this discussion like the past 5 years. That way everyone knows that tip-downs are not handlines?

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #55 on: Dec 04, 2009, 07:10 AM »
I believe reels came from bait shop in Wayland N.Y.


I got mine there and bought more last year for the ones I made for the kids......Shirly's price was the cheapest even beat online.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #56 on: Dec 08, 2009, 09:10 AM »
I don't mean to throw gasoline on this fire, but by that definition, if you put a spring bobber on your jigging pole, that's now a tip-up?!?  I know that's crazy, but read it again with that in mind.

NY should do like PA did a few years back.  PA used to say no more than 2 hand lines and 5 total.  They changed it to just 5 devices total.  Now you don't need to determine if this device is a hand line or tip-up. The fisherman should know what he can take care of.  Maybe they finally realized that.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #57 on: Dec 11, 2009, 04:16 PM »
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #58 on: Dec 12, 2009, 04:39 AM »
I don't mean to throw gasoline on this fire, but by that definition, if you put a spring bobber on your jigging pole, that's now a tip-up?!?  I know that's crazy, but read it again with that in mind.

NY should do like PA did a few years back.  PA used to say no more than 2 hand lines and 5 total.  They changed it to just 5 devices total.  Now you don't need to determine if this device is a hand line or tip-up. The fisherman should know what he can take care of.  Maybe they finally realized that.

That's a concept the folks in Albany are having a hard time grasping. It would be too easy to do something simple like that. Here in NY we can run 5 tips and two hand lines, so 7 in combination would end any debate. All we can do is keep sending our comments and suggestions to Albany. To a lot of folks the changes made last year is more confusing than it ever was.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #59 on: Dec 19, 2009, 05:28 PM »
Here's my tip downs I put together last season. Not as pretty as bassman's but they work. I'v got less than $30.00 into the 5.





I wrapped some solder on the handles to adjust the balance by sliding it up and down the handle.



It's nice to fold them to store when not in use.


 

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