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Offline panfishman13

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Tipup arsenal
« on: Jan 18, 2023, 02:10 PM »
So Iíve been learning a lot about tipups and how to use them over the past couple years, and after some exceptional success this year, Iím planning to dive headlong into tipups and build out a full arsenal of about 20-25 tipups for different situations and scenarios.

Iíve already got a few preferences decided upon, but I could still use some input:

1. Who makes a solid heritage-style tipup? I owned a couple in the past, but they were second-hand and frankly the previous owner abused them, so they didnít last long.

2. iFish Pro vs Finicky Fooler rod-holder style tipups: aside from the obvious price point difference, does anyone have experience with one or both? Would love a pros an cons list.

3. Tipup line: I mostly use waxed Dacron backing line made for fly reels, but if thereís something you prefer Iíd love to hear about it and why.

4. Storage: Iím a painter in my day job, so I have nearly unlimited access to 5 gallon buckets, but if you know a better way, or have some tips to prevent tangling or damage during transport, Iíd love to hear it.

5. Windlass tipups? Iíve seen them featured in a few in-fisherman videos and such. It looks like theyíre still manufactured but only by one company, if anyoneís used them, Iíd like to know about durability, pros and cons, etc.

Mostly I fish for bass and trout with tipups right now, though I do intend to also target walleye, tiger muskie, perch, and catfish with them.

Offline HWeber

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Re: Tipup arsenal
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2023, 02:25 PM »
Ifish-nos have a decent trigger but are trash for storage this more or less makes them unusable imo. Definitely look at foolers or another option

Offline Newman

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Re: Tipup arsenal
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2023, 03:43 PM »
  Hi
 I have used them all. since last year I have used the finicky fooler. The fish can run and land on a rod. Good for pike , walleye and trout .  Here is a YouTube vid I just made . I talk about fooler at start.

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Offline appleye

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Re: Tipup arsenal
« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2023, 04:57 PM »
HT Ice rigger works well and breaks down for OK storage.
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Re: Tipup arsenal
« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2023, 06:02 PM »
I can speak to #3 and #5.

#3 - Tipup line is almost always 30 - 36# Dacron. Most often PTFE coated if I can get a value deal on it. I use the vinyl coated stuff on Windlass rigs. See #5...

#5 - Here's a link to something I posted last year: https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=380170.msg4126992#msg4126992. Still applies.
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