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fatboy

Do you like your Frabill lite-bite magnetic tip-up?

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I don't like them much I've had two of them and they both were ineffective. when a fish would hit sometimes they would pop up and sometimes they wouldnt not very smooth at all.
Dan

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I have used them for years. No problems at all in fact this is all I use for a tip up...

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I received one for a gift last year. I used it once and decided that it was made so cheeply that I threw it in garage and have not touched since.

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Mike

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fatboy,
I extended the slot by drilling it out. Now the spool slides farther away from the magnet and can be used for very light bites.

I like the light for night fishing and I like the fact that you don't get wind flags with this type of set-up. The rocket style has been around for a long time and I like them in the wind.

I typically still prefer the simple - cheap old fold up $4 tip-ups, but I like these at night for crappie and walleye.

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Hi Fella's!
I have two new ones> The spool mounts have a oval slot now so you can adjust the light and heavy setting on it. The new lights still arent very efective but the unit works well detecting and flagging a hit. The spool is sensitive enough now that I can pan fish with it! In rough weather the tublar design is great and wont give false reads like a blowing flag. I made a piece of styrofoam to fit over the hole and the legs of the tripod keep it in place so now the hole doesnt freeze over easily. I like the two I bought and they are half the price of those other ones.

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I have had problems where the stick wouldn't pop up in real cold weather.

Maybe I will try Dan's tip, good idea.

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In warm weather they work great, but once you get freezing temps they tend to freeze up inside the tube and the flag will not pop up.
I prefer the round tip-ups that cover the hole and keep it from freezing over.
Good Fishing!
Cliff

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