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Author Topic: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs  (Read 17708 times)

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #80 on: Nov 10, 2010, 03:53 PM »
Seems to be more interest in these now, maybe old school is coming back.  Nice complement to my Showdown 5.6! ;D
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #81 on: Nov 11, 2010, 08:08 AM »
I have been using just a homemade spring bobber as an "indicator" on a cheap jigging rod placed in a rod holder for a few years now. I have been checked and they didn't say anything about it so I am assuming it is fine. I have my name and address on them. I am however going to try to modify my set up so there is a flag that gets tripped when the fish takes. That way I don't have to be as close to see the hit. I have only lost one rod this way and it happened the last day I fished last year. Was getting a lot of nice smallies that day... You would be surprised at how little line the fish need to take the bait effectively. The ones that wail it hard right off the bait are, 9 times out of 10, just little guys. If they take it more slowly at first and then do a steady hard pull then it is probably a big-un. I use the line clip on the spool to make my depth. Lots of fun running across the ice to snag a rod that is doubled over. Works wonders on perch that see a lot of jigging pressure. Just need to use tiny trebles (#14 or smaller).
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #82 on: Nov 11, 2010, 06:27 PM »
I know there was some disscussion last year about when a regular rod, used as a tipup, counts as one of the 2 rods you can use while fishing.  Where as regular tipups, you can use 5 sets.
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #83 on: Nov 12, 2010, 08:24 AM »
Bump .  :tipup:

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #84 on: Nov 13, 2010, 01:03 AM »
I've posted this before..the crew seemed to like them.



Here you go...If anything's not clear let me know.
Parts list ..RG'S tipdowns;
ROD:
12" - 1/2" wood dowel
12" - 1/2" PVC
1 - 1/4" (small) eye hook
1 - plastic spool reel
1- #8 common nail
1 - oring ( to fit the nail shank)
1 - #5x3/4" wood screw
1 - flat plastic faucet washer
1 - beveled faucet washer

STAND:
12" - 1 1/4" pvc

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

ROD::
-insert dowel into pvc about 2" ...glue in place...I use hot melt adhesive
-sand end of dowel round...just remove the rough edges at the end
-screw eye hook into side of dowel close to the end
- attach faucet washers to pvc near the middle in line with the screw eye...screw in place with wood screw... beveled washer facing the flat washer. This is the line keeper for storage.
- mount the plastic reel to the pvc at 90 deg to the line keeper and screw eye...I use electrical tape. Position as shown in picture
-find the balance point.(approximate, you can fine tune later)..drill hole for nail in line with screw eye and line keeper
-push nail through and put small oring on nail to keep it from getting lost

STAND:
-cut a notch lengthwise into the end of the pipe about 1 1/2" long and 1" wide
- cut 2 v-notches about 3/8" deep into the ends ...I use a file...the nail rests here.

FINE TUNING:
- Spool it up with line...I use 6lb green Trilene
- run line through the reel guide and through the eye hook
- For perch I use a 1/8 oz sinker on bottom and a #6 gold aberdeen hook up the line 6" to 3' depending on the bite
- set up the tipdown  on your bench without the sinker  and see how it balances. The butt end of the rod should tip down gently with the rod tip up. I use wraps of electrical tape around the butt end to adjust the balance. You can also add a cap to the end if it needs more.

TO USE:
I drill a second shallow hole next to the main hole and pack snow or the slush from th hole I drilled around the stand to hold it upright.

I guess I've been using them since '04....no failures as yet ;D

Good luck...have fun..experiment...catc h perch!

RG
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #85 on: Nov 25, 2010, 10:32 AM »
Must be everybody is getting antsy with no ice yet.  A lot of people building and talking about tipdowns!
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #86 on: Nov 25, 2010, 02:49 PM »
My Commando is set up in the basement. I'm gonna work out some kinks this weekend.
RG
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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #87 on: Nov 25, 2010, 04:19 PM »
Not the best pic, took it with cell phone.

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Re: Let's see some pictures of your homemade Tip Downs
« Reply #88 on: Nov 25, 2010, 10:30 PM »
My Commando is set up in the basement. I'm gonna work out some kinks this weekend.
RG

We've got two Commando's set up in my basement .

3 pairs of skis for one project .

A bunch of wood cut for tipdowns .

Rods , heaters , augers and tackle all in the mix .

I've been to the hardware store 3X .

Pure insanity .

And my poor bride can't even get me to paint the bathroom .  ;D

It's all about priorities .  :tipup:

 

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