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Fishberg
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 08:04 pm


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Just got a new tip-up (Predator Pro) for the upcoming trip. Excited!!

Is it important to use specific tip-up line for it? Should I run a 18Ē Fluoro leader with a tip-up? Do you recommend using a bobber on the line to ensure the minnow is approx 1í up from bottom?

Appreciate all your advice with how to spool and use the tip-up most effectively!

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Icemanjay
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 08:56 pm


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I run the tip up line with a good lead of fluorocarbon, I think mine may even be 36Ē? What I do is slide a big bell sinker onto my hook and lower it to the bottom, then I lift it up a foot or two, and squeeze a small split shot on to know where to wind my line up to, then itís in the exact same spot every time you reset it.

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Fishberg
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 09:40 pm


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Thanks, Icemanjay - Smart idea with setting the depth with a split shot, Iíll do that same thing, as well as the leader 2 or 3í.

I was trying to figure out why they call for a 20-40lb heavy braid on the tip-up versus just a 4-6lb ice braid, which I have lots of. Would it cause issues if I were to spool that onto the tip-up and FG knot to the leader?

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Icemanjay
Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 05:57 am


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From my experience when you get something big on there and it starts to run, itís good to have the heavy stuff on. Itís also way easier to keep organized when youíre pulling a fish up and then re spooling afterwards. I just use the heavy black cord style tip up line and right now I think I have about a 15lb flouro lead, works like a charm.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2019 - 03:52 pm


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I like the spit shot to set your depth too. I'll have to try that from now on. Thanks for passing on your wise knowledge.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2019 - 07:31 pm


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No problem glad I could help!

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Posted: Jan 11, 2019 - 01:34 am


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You can use whatever you've got in a pinch but thin braid is more prone to tangling on the ice when you're hand lining a fish. Not too mention, it can cut right in to your hands if a big fish takes a run.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2019 - 06:13 am


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I find the thin line is hard to see on the ice and harder to untangle so I use heavier line for my mainline too.

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Fishberg
Posted: Jan 11, 2019 - 06:45 am


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Thanks everyone. How much line do you typically spool onto the tip-up for Nipissing?

2 hrs away! Tight lines to all!!!

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Posted: Jan 11, 2019 - 08:55 am


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If you have 50 feet of line on your tip-ups, you have enough line anywhere on the lake.

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