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Offline tziegert14

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Hook Setting Rod Holders
« on: Mar 02, 2010, 06:08 AM »
One of gems of getting old is memory lost! I was watching a vid of people trout fishing with these auto hook sitting holders. I remember the Slammer as one and the other looker like a smaller red unit which for the love of me forgot who made them. If anyone can supply the name of that unit I would appreciate it.

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #1 on: Mar 02, 2010, 09:54 PM »
automatic fisherman is the one i belive you are refering to

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #2 on: Mar 03, 2010, 09:30 AM »
It's called the Automatic Fisherman.

I have a couple, and they work great.  I like the ease of use,  setup and take down in a couple of minutes.

Here's their website :  www.automaticicefisherman.com


Hope this helps,

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2010, 05:19 PM »
It's called the Automatic Fisherman.

I have a couple, and they work great.  I like the ease of use,  setup and take down in a couple of minutes.

Here's their website :  www.automaticicefisherman.com


Hope this helps,

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2010, 06:23 PM »
I made my own.
Idea's came from online forums which I modified for my needs.
Here's some pictures.




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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2010, 04:40 PM »
Two that I made.









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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2010, 07:00 PM »
Heres the one I put together

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #7 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:22 AM »
Hi all.

Here's a Slammer I made ( with spare parts) this summer.
Designed to straddle a 10 inch hole.



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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #8 on: Oct 11, 2010, 07:29 AM »
I think these are/used to be unlawful in MN.  I tried to look in the regulations book, but I didn't find it.  I'm not a fan of them either way. 

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #9 on: Oct 11, 2010, 08:54 AM »
here is mine. been using it since the mid 90's.



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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #10 on: Nov 21, 2010, 02:49 PM »
Here's mine I just designed this weekend
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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #11 on: Nov 21, 2010, 03:07 PM »
Hey Idaho.

I like your design, and I bet it works like a dream as well.
I took mine apart... LOL... when Ya look at mine straight on it just did not look good... LOL.

Your looks great and much smaller than mine. ( I also like Pooley's as well)

Can you get a closer shot of how you have your rod tip is  hooked and how it releases?

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #12 on: Nov 21, 2010, 09:16 PM »
I have had the automatic fisherman for a few years now. It sees limited ice time, but it has it;s place. Even if not setting the hookset feature, it is a good rod holder for a deadstick

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #13 on: Nov 21, 2010, 11:54 PM »
The hook release is very simple. It's a screw hook straightened out  and angled enought to hold the rod tip by the eye with the line sliding in a grove in the end of the pvc. When the fish tightens the line it pull the pvc down which in turn causes the rod eye to slip off where it's hooked.
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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2010, 07:21 AM »
the fish hooks itself on this simple design.

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #15 on: Nov 23, 2010, 05:17 PM »
The hook release is very simple. It's a screw hook straightened out  and angled enought to hold the rod tip by the eye with the line sliding in a grove in the end of the pvc. When the fish tightens the line it pull the pvc down which in turn causes the rod eye to slip off where it's hooked.
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Thanks idahopanfish

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #16 on: Nov 23, 2010, 07:27 PM »
the fish hooks itself on this simple design.

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Still trying to figure out how you use that side planner on the ice ?????   LOL
  

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #17 on: Nov 24, 2010, 09:52 AM »
woodsman where did you get your red rod holders at.  thank you.

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #18 on: Nov 24, 2010, 10:32 AM »
IIRC it was at the local WalMart.
Looks like upstate bass2 also has the same ones. Maybe he can be more sure where he got his?

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #19 on: Nov 24, 2010, 12:50 PM »
Got the red rod holder at wal-mart also. No one else had them , I do hate giving wal-mart any business. I think I am going to change the trigger on my larger version to work like my smaller one. The smaller one is more reliable .

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #20 on: Nov 24, 2010, 02:02 PM »
I can't seem to find it anywhere on MN DNR website or the regulations book..Is this hook set rod method legal or illegal in MN?

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #21 on: Nov 24, 2010, 02:07 PM »
I can't seem to find it anywhere on MN DNR website or the regulations book..Is this hook set rod method legal or illegal in MN?
Go to the "Slammer" website,-->http://www.slammertipup.com/faq.html 
Scroll down and read the red print-you can use one, but only in freespool! Defeats the purpose , turning it into a rod-holder

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #22 on: Nov 24, 2010, 02:37 PM »
Huh! Didn't know that. Thanks for the info. Now..I'm trying to understand this clearly, as this stated on the slammer website..

"Q: Are Slammer Tip-Ups legal to use in the state of Minnesota??

A: Yes!! You must leave your bail open and/or line spool in freespool mode. You can not use your Slammer Tip-Up in the conventional way according to the "directors" of the Minnesota DNR.

We have yet to hear of ANYONE IN MINNESOTA receiving a ticket or going to court over the use of a Slammer Tip-Up. We have heard that Conservation Officers are telling people that they can't use them.

The State of Minnesota has a rule that makes "spring devices that impale, hook, or capture fish" illegal to use for fishing and has classified the fishing rod held under compression and used in conjuction with a Slammer Tip-Up - a spring. Wouldn't this make downriggers and possibly ALL FISHING POLES illegal to use also?

97C.325 RESTRICTIONS ON TAKING FISH.(a) Except as specifically authorized, a person may not take fish with:(4) spring devices that impale, hook, or capture fish.

(c) The commissioner may, by rule, allow the use of a nonmotorized device with a recoil mechanism to take fish through the ice.

Unfortunately, there is no "commissioner" anymore and there is instead a group of "directors"."


What you mean by "freespool mode" that would mean leaving the flywheel flip over open, free of line..right?

Oh boy..this like a very fine line here..It's like I need to print out this info and keep it with me in case a conservation officer show up, and I'd show him the note.

I'm a bit "lazy" to built my own hook set platform..I'm interested in this Automatic Fisherman type..http://www.automaticicefisherman.com/ (ftp://http://www.automaticicefisherman.com/) Would this be legal if I leave the flipover open on the flywheel making it "freespool mode" making it a tip up type or a rod-holder?

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #23 on: Jan 13, 2011, 06:27 PM »
Here is what I made, I call it the "Awe Toe Set".  Used it for the first time today, caught an 18" Rainbow.  :icefish:







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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #24 on: Jan 08, 2012, 10:31 PM »
Here is what I made, I call it the "Awe Toe Set".  Used it for the first time today, caught an 18" Rainbow.  :icefish:


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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #25 on: Jan 09, 2012, 04:13 PM »
this is the one i recently built...






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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #26 on: Jan 10, 2012, 02:43 PM »
If some of you guys wanted to cut down on the weight of your contraptions... just take a trigger mechanism(bent wire) like Awe Toe Set's,  tie a shoe lace or any piece of string to where the split ring is connected and tie it back to your rod holder. I use the little spring clamp things that are used on hood strings and what not so I can adjust the length of the string to fit any length of rod or to adjust the hook set power. 

With this set-up all you need is a rod holder, string, and trigger which weighs less and packs up nicer.

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #27 on: Jan 10, 2012, 06:38 PM »
Got a picture?
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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #28 on: Jan 10, 2012, 07:39 PM »
This may not be the best design, but it does involve bending wire, so, it's not all bad.     :woot: :roflmao:

Questions?
Coat-hanger wire is just one way to bend up the trigger. Start with the 90 degree bend for the trigger and leave no tool-mark, as that must be smooth.



That thing hanging on the line is an 8" piece of bright colored trail flagging ~ much eaiser to work with than a float, as some folks use. It lets the fish run a little before the surprising hook-set.

Put the ice screw in first to anchor the base, then stretch out the string and trigger and mark the ice for the center of the ice hole at the "V"notch in the trigger.

Open the bail, put the hook/lure/bait a few feet down the ice hole. Then bend the pole and set the trigger. Always stay to one side while you carefully adjust the depth of bait.
Special note: That wire attached to the top guide frame is plastic coated and the square knot pulled tight, is away from the line. A loop of STRONG string will do just as well.


Most importantly, check your regulations.
      

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Re: Hook Setting Rod Holders
« Reply #29 on: Jan 11, 2012, 11:37 AM »
wow idaho that looks way more convenient then having the pieces of wood. could you get a picture of your set up with rod and reel? which style rod holder do you use?

 



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