Author Topic: Upsizing spool on a Beaver Dam  (Read 2335 times)

Offline Baetis62

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Upsizing spool on a Beaver Dam
« on: Aug 21, 2019, 09:00 PM »
Summer...95F...ponderi ng. 

Has anybody ever played around with adding a larger capacity spool onto a classic BD Tip Up?  I have a bunch of the old ones that I've fixed up or rebuilt "stock" and I use them for Pike whenever I get the chance. I was just wondering if any other mid-western transplants like me who've moved out west have figured out a hack for using them on Lakers in that deeper 30'-80' sweet-spot depth.  My first instinct would be to change the line and not the spool.  Maybe run a super-line (Suffix or equivalent).  But hand-lining a good tug on that stuff might suck. 

Hope you're all having a good summer...doves in a little over a week, Packers vs Bears opener not long after that and two Left Over Elk Tags in hand.  The best time of year is not far away.

Offline HWeber

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Re: Upsizing spool on a Beaver Dam
« Reply #1 on: Aug 21, 2019, 10:28 PM »
I'd just switch tipup styles, too much reeling for anything over 30" imo

Offline muskyjohn

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Re: Upsizing spool on a Beaver Dam
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2020, 01:44 AM »
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I'd just switch tipup styles, too much reeling for anything over 30" imo 
    :o :o :wacko: Doh boy!.......  To some beaver dam tip ups aren't  just tip ups but a religion!  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

 



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