Author Topic: HT Enterprises tip-ups  (Read 1305 times)

Offline leapold

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HT Enterprises tip-ups
« on: Nov 29, 2021, 10:16 PM »
Hello,
I would like to buy new tip-ups. I can't decide with model to choose.
The 2 models is very interesting for me:  MAINE WOOD TRAP- TIP-UP(https://htent.com/catalog/item.php?itemno0=MT-1) vs EXPLORER WOOD STICK TIP-UP W/ 500' SPOOL (https://htent.com/catalog/inventory.php?fam=110&cat=14&new=)

EXPLORER has metal spool but MAINE WOOD TRAP has plastic.
In the other hand MAINE WOOD TRAP has trip mechanism eliminates wind trips.
I didn't find model that have both feathers.
Any recommendations?

Offline Iceassin

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2021, 04:17 AM »
Love my HT's...but I prefer these. Larger spools. Hard to find sometimes. https://htent.com/catalog/view_image.php?img=etu-10.jpg
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Offline leapold

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2021, 07:31 AM »
If I understand correctly ,this is EXPLORER tip up. I have seen few time that this tip up is not holding the flag  when strong wind.

Who has experience with  MAINE WOOD TRAP- TIP-UP. I am worry about plastic spool.

Offline perchking4ever

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2021, 01:27 PM »
I've used the HT Maine traps. Not my favorite tip ups. The concept of the windless flag is a nice idea, however the Maine trap is very hard to trip if you have a light biting fish. I use my Heritage Lakers with the windless trip mechanism and I would recommend those over the Maine traps. HT does have some nice stuff though. I've owned a set of polar style tip ups for years and they have never let me down. The HT explorer tip up I have used also and would even recommend that instead of the Maine trap... Just my opinion though. Hope this helped.

Offline river_scum

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2021, 01:54 PM »
ht all the way. https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/ht-enterprises-the-original-polar-tip-up?ds_e=MICROSOFT&ds_c=Shop%7CCAB%7CTopPerformers%7CHunting&gclid=24ecb35effa91cbe9d4bd296378fbd05&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=24ecb35effa91cbe9d4bd296378fbd05

have only broken 1 plastic spool in 40yrs.  that was my fault from pulling it up through the iced over hole. it shouldnt be an issue.
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Offline walleymcjigger

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #5 on: Dec 26, 2021, 03:41 PM »
I personally really like the ice master gold's. :tipup:

Offline Fishingjg

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2022, 08:07 AM »
As I just said in other posts, I have had very good luck with Polar. Go out to the local lakes and see what others are using and what you like.

Offline leapold

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Re: HT Enterprises tip-ups
« Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2022, 10:45 AM »
Finally I bought Maine Wood Trap.

I will describe my feeling.
Polar Tip-Up-The flag is too short. I am going for pikes, Lakers that means I cover big area of the lake. In the deep snow easy to see the flag(Maine Wood Trap is beter for me).
Polar Tip-Up The there is problem with flag in the wind day. Perfect -Maine Wood Trap
Polar Tip-Up is plastic tip up. I have Windlass Tip-up and I broke them few times in the cold weather.

Maine Wood Trap not good for small fish like small trout. When I am going for trout I am using  Windlass Tip-up.


I Hope it will help to choose right one.

 



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