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The Polar Therm Extreme Tip-Up is an "underwater" tip-up designed with features that put it in a class by itself. Its patented trip mechanism is freeze-proof so you'll never have to worry about below-zero temperatures affecting your success again. Its convenient design allows the entire tip-up to fit in a five gallon pail. The Extreme's design promotes a tangle-free feature with the foam hook holder at the bottom of the spool. The Thermal Action keeps your ice hole free of ice by trapping the thermal action of the open water. This natural phenomena keeps the ice hole open in sub zero temps!

You can set the "adjustable tension" light for panfish, medium for walleye and heavy in deep water for lake trout and northerns. The Extreme is ruggedly built out of space age plastic to take punishment while it stays lightweight and warm to the touch. For your convenience, the Extreme has a built-in tackle box for easy set-up at the hole location.

Operation of the Polar Therm Extreme could not be easier. Simply pull the center mechanism into a perpendicular position, set line at your selected depth, place the flag trip wire under the trip bar, and place tip-up over the hole with the spool under the water.

Unique features of the Polar Therm Extreme Tip-Up include the following:

  • Freeze-proof
  • Convenient
  • Tangle-proof
  • Thermal action
  • Adjustable tension trip
  • Rugged design
  • Built-in tackle box with lid
  • Easy operation

This tip-up is HT Enterprises model PTE-200.

Review Summary
4.2
( 5 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
80%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (4)
Pros
Easy To Transport (4)
Sensitive (4)
Good Tip Action (2)
Cons
Best Uses
Ice fishing (2)

best traps Ive used
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These are by far the best traps I've ever used. Their best feature is the fact that they're stackable 5 deep in a six gallon bucket and they always remain untangled while stored . They don't freeze easily or quickly; I've never had any difficulty removing them from the ice even when the temperature plummets below 0°.They allow you to see how a fish is running from above the ice at a decent distance by watching the T at the top of the trap.They're very rugged, a friend of mine has a few too, I watched his get run over by a snowmobile and with the exception of the telescopic flag being bent and cracked the rest of the trap was completely undamaged! I've been using these for 6 or 7 years and they're no worse for wear. I've caught countless Crappie and Perch, plenty of Pickerel,Pike,Walleye,Bass, and the occasional Laker. They've worked well for every species of fish I have chased. I can say without a doubt that if I lost these, I would definitely replace them with 5 more of the same. I can't say enough good things about them, I truly think they're the best traps available, but there are a couple of negatives: If you're fishing in a snowstorm they will quickly get covered up with snow. if you get several inches of snow they will become difficult to find, and may get run over by a snowmobile . They don't dry out while stored in their bucket. They really need to be removed from the bucket to dry thoroughly. If you take them out on Saturday evening and try to set them back up Sunday morning after they've been sitting in their bucket, in your truck all night,you'll find the spools to be a sold frozen chunk of pain in the ass. I almost always take them inside after fishing so this has only been an issue for me once. One last thing, I have 3 of these orange ones which have a 200' spool capacity and 2 of the same yellow ones which have a 500' spool capacity. I've personally never had a problem with a fish spooling the reel and taking all 200' of line,however as hard as I have tried; I've yet to catch a really large, deep water Lake Trout. If I do, I hope it's with the yellow one.

Pros: tangle free, stackable, sensitive, action visible, dont freeze up easily, rugged

Cons: low profile, no longer available in green and purple

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good with the bad
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Waseca, MN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
good product but the telescoping flag will break easily.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: Flag breaks easily

Best Uses: Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Best Tip Up Design
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Oscoda, MI

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Avid Fisher
Performs as hoped. Stores nicely in a bucket. Built in storage nice for hooks weights and leaders. Be careful with telescoping flag...it is not super durable.

Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great except for cheap flagpole
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Catskills, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This style of tipup works quite well to keep the holes from freezing if used properly (snow/ice packed around it). The little tackle box is also very handy, and the tipup transports very easily. The trip mechanism is great too, and is quite sensitive. A big flaw though, is the telescopic flag extention. At first, I thought it was a great improvement over the short flag, and the concept is sound, but that particular telescopic rod is very fragile and I managed to break one just by extending and pushing it back in (before even getting it to the water). I don't know if I over-extended it and then maybe pushed down slightly unevenly or to the side, but it broke with very little pressure and I am not impressed. It needs a stronger telescopic rod, not one that is a tube that has walls that are less than 1mm thick. I would recommend this product overall, but only if the flag pole is toughened. If the flag pole wasn't so flimsy, I would have given this product a "5". If it can't handle hardly any pressure while sitting at home on the couch, I don't think it will hold up long on the ice.

Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport

Cons: Flagpole is very fragile

Best Uses: Ice fishing



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The perfect tip up!
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Hilton, New York

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Avid Fisher
The poler extreme tip up is a very dependable tip up. It keeps your hole clear of ice and snow. The extendable flag is esay to see from a distance and the spool is very smooth. It also has a storage box on the tip up to keep extra leaders and hooks.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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