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The HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Up is a quality tip-up at a great price. Its features include:

  • 8" grease-filled tube for trip-shaft to prevent freeze up
  • Constructed of high-impact plastic that is stronger than wood and will not break in the cold
  • Ultra-smooth trip mechanism
  • Bi-directional flag trip release allows spool to be wrapped in either direction
  • Plastic coated extra-high blaze orange flag for durability and visibility

We offer these tip-ups in the following styles:

  • Black, without a drag, and a 200' spool (Model ETU-2B)
  • Black, with a drag, and a 200' spool (Model ETU-2)
  • Orange, with a drag, and a 500' spool (Model ETU-50)
  • Black, with a drag, and a 1500' spool (Model ETU-10)

The sticks on these tip-ups are 18" in length.

Review Summary
3.5
( 21 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
80%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (11), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Pros
Easy To Transport (12)
Durable (8)
Sensitive (4)
Easy setup and takedown (3)
Lightweight (2)
Cons
Poor Construction (7)
none (3)
Breaks Easily (2)
Best Uses
Small Fish (8)
Large Fish (5)
Ice fishing (4)

User Friendly
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Great Slave Lake

About Me:
A great tip up priced right,they perform well,and are easily stowed in a five gallon bucket,easy set up and take down,and flag trips nicely,the adjustable drag is a real plus.

Pros: great price

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great product for the price
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Verified
Buyer
United States

About Me:
i have only used them twice but they seem to be just as good as the tip-ups that i paid twice that much for.

Pros:

Cons:

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Affordable rigs
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Verified
Buyer
Susitna Valley, Alaska

About Me:
Used these for over last four seasons pike fishing multiple holes. They are affordable, durable, and fairly easy to set-up. Use by Grandkids and bumpy snow machine trails into lakes we fish have been challenging on them...of thirty plus rigs, have cracked spools on two of these during the past four years. Would recommend the larger spools for pike fishing and buying replacement spools(s) at initial purchase.

Pros: Easy setup and takedown, affordable, lightweight, big spool w/drag

Cons: Spools can crack in cold if jarred

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Ups
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Verified
Buyer
Northern NJ

About Me:
none

Bought 4 new Ht Enterprises Fisherman Tip-ups( Orange 500ft spool) for this ice fishing season and am very  pleased with them. I have owned them in the past and they have held up for over 10 years. I would recommend these tip-ups to any fisherman at any skill level. Easy to use and dependable.


Pros: Easy setup and takedown, Big spool wdrag

Cons: Cant find any

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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All around good tipup
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Northern Michigan

About Me:
none

I have used these tipups for years in all condistions and they always work. I live in northern MI and have fished lakes that you really never know what you will catch. I have used heavy line and light line and theses tipups work well with all types on line. I have Iced anything from a 3' perch to a 42 northern pike to a 8lb brown, never doughted the tipup.


Pros: Easy to use works great

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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good tip up on a budget
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Verified
Reviewer
harrison, mi

About Me:
none
these tip ups are great for beginners or people that need gear on a budget.if properly used and maintained these work fine.a friend landed a 40+ inch pike on one of these.almost the cheapest tip up you could buy but they work just fine.but the polar is better.

Pros: Sensitive, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible

Cons: Breaks Easily, Poor Construction

Best Uses: Large Fish, Ice Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Cheap Orange Tip up but Decent
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Wisconsin

About Me:
Avid Fisher
When I got this I modified it by putting a new orange cloth flag on the spring pole to replace the plastic sticker. Also I added some stainless steel washers on the spool to make the drag slide more smoothly. I did catch a 33" nothern pike the first time I used it.....

Pros: Easy To Transport, Big spool wdrag, Easy to see, Durable, Good value

Cons: Cheap materials, Poor Construction

Best Uses: Ice Fishing Deeper water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Works great and affordable
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Verified
Reviewer
The Iceshack, Maine

About Me:
Avid Fisher
These tip-ups are worth twice the money, but luckily for us they are very affordable. Ive used versions (no drag) of this tip-up for around 20 years, and Im still using the original ones I purchased. Ive even had one (mostly) run over by a kid on a snowmobile and it DID NOT BREAK. Ive caught loads of fish on these, from pike to brook trout. They arent idiot proof, so you need to use common sense when packing them up. The biggest thing is to loosen the wing nuts up enough to fold them up. If you dont they will squash the plastic tabs. Removing ice from the cross members helps a bunch too. To avoid large amounts of wind trips, simply dont pull out the flag to full length thus having more tension on the mechanism. This is how to control the sensitivity. You can also slightly bend the trip arm down with pliers to make sure the flag trips consistently. These tip-ups are kind of short, so I keep them within 100 yards of my eyeballs. Being black, and having bright orange flags they do stand out nicely against the snow though. After almost 20 years of use I replaced the fading flags with neon green vinyl. No swelling, no warping (unless you melt them on a heater), and nearly no worries. Light as a feather too. Small diameter braid gives you more yards on the spool in case you have one run a mile. If you take care of them, they will take care of you. Im sure if you have common sense you will like these tip-ups. I love them and will keep adding more to my basket when the wifes not looking.Fish on!

Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Hi Viz, Easy To Transport, Lightweight

Cons: Smallish spool, Not tall

Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, Within 100 yards

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Verified
Buyer
Western CT

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
works well, good price, [...]

Pros: Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good tip-up for the price
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Verified
Buyer
Adirondacks, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
These tip-ups work well but you have to take good care of them to keep them working well over time

Pros: Easy To Transport, Economical, Sensitive, Easy to Use

Cons: Not super durable

Best Uses: Medium Fish, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Compact. Simple to Use.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Fort Collins, CO

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have only had 1 chance to use so far. Easy to set-up. folds up small, will be using again this weekend.

Pros: Sensitive, Adjustable Drag, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great tilt for the cake!
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Verified
Reviewer
Outside Providence

About Me:
Avid Fisher
You may find more expensive tilts out there but you can't find a better tilt on the market.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Easy to use works great

Cons: Can't find any

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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waste of money,total garbage
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Verified
Buyer
Bristol CT.

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
flags fell off,spring very weak,thumbscrews too small

Pros: none

Cons: Breaks Easily, Poor Construction

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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HT tip-up
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Verified
Buyer
Topeka, KS

About Me:
Avid Fisher
These aren't the top of the line tip-ups, but they will do the job. I had alittle trouble with one of the flags not wanting to lock in place, but after some adjustment it worked. I only get to ice fish a few times each year, we don't always get ice, and because of that I bought the less expensive tip-ups. If I ice fished alot I would purchase a higher quality tip-up, but these worked ok for what I needed.

Pros: Durable

Cons: Poor Construction

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Trash, don't buy it!
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Verified
Buyer
NE Pennsylvania

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Spend a little more and get a good tip up

Pros: Easy To Transport

Cons: Poor Construction

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Nice tip-up - small nuts
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Verified
Buyer
Rochester, NY

About Me:
none
Easy to use except for the small wing nuts. I would go with wood next time and also with a little drag on the spool.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none



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I would buy this item again
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Beavertown, PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Item works great, but it takes extra time to setup because you have to loosen bolts too much to unfold cross braces.

Pros: Easy To Transport

Cons: Somewhat timely to setup

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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youll be sorry
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
USA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I wouldn't give these to my worst enemy but then what do you expect for this price. 1)The trip mechanism is lousy and may or may not trip when there is a fish on (good luck trying to adjust them) 2) They wind flag way too easy 3) The line stinks its all twisted up. Right out of the box if you pull off 6 feet of line and let go it turns into a giant twisted ball of knot.(yes I use a swivels) Do yourself a favor and buy a real tip up you will be much happier. I threw these things away and bought real ones and love the new ones

Pros: Dirt cheap

Cons: Poor desiegn, Poor Construction

Best Uses: Paper weight

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Last years order better
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Verified
Buyer
North Dakota

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Last years model came with polar line. This year has an empty spool. Positive if needed this model has inches marked off on one of the arms. A little stiffer to set up, vs last year.

Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport

Cons: Too Stiff

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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It works decently for the price
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Verified
Buyer
South Central, CT

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Definitely worth it for the price. Comes with some line on the spool, which I had to replace. The wing nuts on the legs are cheap and tend to strip out. The drag works well. The flag design is prone to wind tripping and is sometimes hard to keep behind its catch.

Pros: Durable, Affordable, Easy To Transport

Cons: Poor Construction

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Wood is not always better.
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Verified
Reviewer
Wakefield, Ma.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
These tipups are made of plastic and will outlast wooden ones. They can't rot or swell, and screws won't wear through. They also have grooves so all arms lock in place. Only minus is it's hard to replace a staple if one pops or breaks.

Pros: Durable, Easy setup and takedown, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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