Author Topic: Tip up selections  (Read 4407 times)

jiml

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #80 on: Feb 10, 2017, 06:43 AM »
i got 5 heritages that are 25 yrs old. I've replaced the flags and sometimes the trip plate but I've never had to regrease the trip shaft on them and never had one freeze on me even at -25-30f! they've took a beating but still work as good as new. polars are great but our deep snow limits us to taller tip ups.

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Polar style are ok and relatively inexpensive but when you actually have snow on the ice you can't see the damn flags so stick type ones are in my mind a necessity.  My ancient polars sit in a bucket to loan out to family when they stop by. You'll hear a hundred guys go back and forth about heritage laker vs jack traps.  Both are excellent and last forever (my hl set is 20 years old never let me down).......jacks a bit better but you need to decide if they are worth the extra cash.

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #81 on: Feb 16, 2017, 09:37 AM »
, my favorite, home made for the blind, can see it 1/2 mile away.................

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #82 on: Feb 21, 2017, 08:35 PM »
Jacks

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #83 on: Oct 31, 2017, 07:38 AM »
Yeah, i just watched the video, there's a lot more to it than that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=850iICoBZIQ

I can't believe an angler should be expected to do that to each individual tipup every year or two.   WHAT A JOKE

Those are the old school BDs, as was said, the newer ones (last 20 years) have a nut and it's much easier. If you don't like the maintenance of the old ones, then send the shaft into BD and they'll replace it with a new shaft/spool at cost. I've run every tip-up imaginable for walleyes in winter, nothing has compared in cold weather like the BD Arctic Fisherman.

walpy

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #84 on: Oct 31, 2017, 08:13 AM »
I'm in the Jack Traps camp

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #85 on: Oct 31, 2017, 10:27 AM »
Question for you guys running JTs or Heritage flags....Do they make lights for them for night fishing?

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #86 on: Oct 31, 2017, 10:38 AM »
Not that I'm aware of for JT... but maybe you should use something like these?

https://www.amazon.com/PARTY-DOTS-Assorted-Stick-Light/dp/B006ZN1XD4

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Re: Tip up selections
« Reply #87 on: Nov 06, 2017, 10:51 PM »
I use home made Ice Rigger style with frabil lights . Some have a chime if I am inclined to turn it on and my fav one has a Blue Tipz blue tooth transmitter that sends an alert to my phone so I am the only one that knows when I get a strike.. I also make my own insulated hole covers.
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