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Offline ougot1

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tip up suggestions needed
« on: Dec 02, 2019, 12:23 PM »
I would like to get  3 tip ups , they would be used primarily for brook trout and late season bass . what tip ups should i be looking at for  these types of  fishing ? any and all replies appreciated !         THANK YOU

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2019, 12:25 PM »
40 Ups are great traps. I would NOT suggest Heritage Lakers as the spring is to aggressive and the trap moves when the flag is tripped. I am replacing a lot of my Heritage traps with 40 ups. 
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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 2019, 12:33 PM »
Original polar tip up is a great tip up also . The adjustable trip settings are a huge feature. Lots of snow hard to see but other than that an excellent tip up

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 2019, 12:55 PM »
40 Ups are great traps. I would NOT suggest Heritage Lakers as the spring is to aggressive and the trap moves when the flag is tripped. I am replacing a lot of my Heritage traps with 40 ups.
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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 2019, 01:04 PM »
I have used a lot of different traps and Max Traps are my favorite. Thompson or Black Magic would be my second choice.

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2019, 01:23 PM »
1 40up with the big yellow plastic spool'\, 1 jack trap cross, 1 beaver dam to put right on shore in a foot of water

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #6 on: Dec 02, 2019, 02:30 PM »
Jack traps. No question.

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #7 on: Dec 02, 2019, 03:08 PM »
Ht enterprises    Arctic bay tipup   hands down.    They have the same spool and trip setup like classic polar tipups with an upright design for deep snow .     For shallow brookies I would suggest using a foam hole cover also .  With these tip ups you can see the if the spool is turning even with the hole cover still in position.




Offline 413iceman

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #8 on: Dec 02, 2019, 05:24 PM »
I only fish Jack Traps.

Offline fishbone

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #9 on: Dec 02, 2019, 06:03 PM »
get heritage lakers or jack traps

Offline Fishermen

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2019, 03:25 AM »
On spring flags they are adjustable for hard or soft set by turning the spring

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2019, 06:36 AM »
Littleman or if your into a premium product with beautiful wood look at Butler traps local in maine and amazing work

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2019, 08:24 AM »
I agree jack traps. Should be the last trap you will ever have to buy unless some idiot on a snowmobile runs it over 🤬
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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #13 on: Dec 06, 2019, 09:42 AM »
jacks if you can afford them . 40 ups with the big plastic reels if you can't get jacks.

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Re: tip up suggestions needed
« Reply #14 on: Dec 06, 2019, 09:46 AM »
40 Ups are great traps. I would NOT suggest Heritage Lakers as the spring is to aggressive and the trap moves when the flag is tripped. I am replacing a lot of my Heritage traps with 40 ups.
i fish for brookies with my lakers and haven't had problems with dropped bait. maybe a 6in. might not trip them but anything bigger will. i do like my 40ups for when I'm walking out on early ice when weight/ space is a issue. like the ones with the big plastic reels if you can find them.

 



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