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my home made tip downs
« on: Feb 14, 2005, 11:16 AM »
here is a pic of my tip downs.  they are really easy and cheap to make.  everybody that walks by me seems to be interested in them.  they are very sensitive and the fish feels very little resistance.  unlike other rigs, you can watch a fish begin to take the minnow and you can make your way there.  the line comes off the spool, up over the wire and down the hole.  as the fish takes the wire and flag begins to bounce and then go all the way down.  those spools are nice because you can adjust the drag.   you may have to change the wire a couple times a season depending on how much they get hit.  you can set them up for any species.  i have them set up with a little lighter wire for perch and eyes.  i also marked on the back of them the local legal lengths (ie. 9",15",18",22").  my father has put legs on his using a coat hanger, therfore you dont have to have slush pile to stick them in.  they are really fun to use.  make yourself a couple and try em.  i have been using them for about 4 years and love them.  i haven't found another rig that i like better.

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Re: my home made tip downs
« Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2005, 02:59 PM »
They are a good rig and one I often used in the past . Mine even have rattle spools on them and what we used mostly for the stick was cut offs from hockey sticks which every Canuck has many available to him . At one time you would see these rigs by the hundreds maybe even thousands up on Lake Nipissing . Good rig .

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Re: my home made tip downs
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2005, 07:40 PM »
the rigs look great just want to know if they freeze up at all. you catch a fish a nd let it run then you put that wet line on the reel. I would think that it would freeze.

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Re: my home made tip downs
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2005, 08:14 PM »
here is mine but I have never used them.  I will put a spool on it but only had one and used the one I had for another style of tipdown that I tinkered with, but I like this one beter. The thing is vey senesitive so should see everything


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Re: my home made tip downs
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2005, 12:37 PM »
ya know i never have had a problem with the line freezing on the reel.  the one thing is that you need to keep the hole open.  on really cold days they can be hard to use cause you spend all your time scooping holes.  one thing i have done in the past is to put some vasaline or chapstick on the line.  this might explain why i don't have a problem with freezing line.
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Re: my home made tip downs
« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2011, 11:01 AM »
Here's a pic of my tip-down. minus the line, i have less than a dollar in the whole thing. works like a champ!
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