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Matt D

Arctic Warrior Dead Stick/Tip Up?

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Has anybody ever used these and do you have opinions on them pro/con vs. a conventional tip-up. I saw them @ Scheel's last night and was debating the $20, but thought I'd try to get some info. first.

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Matt

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If they're one of the models that jigs the bait because of wind action, they're on my "to buy" list. Just have fixed tips now, and I want a couple windies.

But I second that emotion. I don't have any real experience with them. Anyone?

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Actually no. It's basically a tip-up, but instead of a spool w/ flag, it's got a bracket stand to hold a standard ice rod/reel (e.g. spinning), a flag, and a trip mechanism. Apparently when a fish takes the bait, the flag trips, you grab you rod/reel and bring in like usual rather than hand-over-hand. Looks cool ... just wondering how well it works.

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bought two and used them all of last year. They worked very well for me. I did end up taping on the mounting hardware instead of using the two velcro straps.

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Good concept, but the only draw back is you have to lift the whole thing up along with your rod to bring a fish thru the hole.

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nope, just velcro or tape the little bracket to the rod handle. The bracket rests on the tip-up frame, when the flag goes up,,,just grab your rod. Works great for me.

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