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The Windlass by HT Enterprises is a unique "jigging" tip-up. A slight action of the breeze causes the Windlass to jig the line.

Features of this tip-up include:

  • Made of solid, high impact A.B.S. plastic that is stronger than wood
  • "Ends" on frame for quick line pick-up
  • Unique spring-adjustment bracket for different weighted lures
  • New drag feature on spool for different tension settings
  • V-shaped frame prevents tip-up from sticking to ice
  • Plastic coated extra-high blaze orange flag for durability and visibility
  • Base can be used for a line wrapping board
  • Steel wind fan is coated to prevent rusting

This tip-up has a spool capacity of 200 feet. The base is 13" in length and the spool is 2" in diameter. The color is black.

This is HT Enterprises Model TU-1.

Review Summary
3.2
( 11 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
63%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (7), Professional (2)
Pros
Sensitive (7)
Flexible (4)
Easy To Transport (4)
Good Tip Action (3)
Durable (2)
Cons
Poor Construction (5)
Breaks Easily (4)
Hard To Transport (3)
Difficult To Maintain (2)
Best Uses
Ice fishing (3)
Small Fish (2)
Large Fish (2)

you get wat you pay for
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
pittsburgh

About Me:
none

junk ,hole freezes over quits jigging,to cold to setup and balance the springs to start jigging


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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winlass
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
The Daks, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The idea the the Winlass tip up is great, and I have seen some modles out on the ice that were great, but not the these. Very poor plastic construction. I spent more time fooling with these then I did fishing with them.

Pros: Flexible, Sensitive

Cons: Hard To Transport, Poor Construction, Difficult To Maintain, Breaks Easily

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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the best tip up youll ever get
Reviewed:


wisconsin

About Me:
Professional
this is the best thing you can own on the market today im 27 and have used these tip ups for every year i have been fishing over twenty years and have never set a tip up out other than a windlass unless fishing northern pike (line will backlash when took out fast) i cant tell you enouf about them there perfect for the guy who wants to jig and drink as i call it a good day of fishing a must have for any ice fisherman

Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: Poor Construction, Breaks Easily

Best Uses: Walleye and perch, Crappies

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Set & Catch
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Broken Bow -Nebraska

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The windlass tip-up the first time you set it up sets up a little hard. But once you get the hang of the way it works it's worth the trouble. The lakes we fish around here are not real deep 10 ft. or so. We put a windlass between my other tip-ups and i thank the action from the windlass helps them all.

Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Jigging Action, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I should have listened to the reviews
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
South Jersey

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I think with some fine tuning you can get it working good.Haven't caught fish on it yet.You need to use it close to camp and or above freezing conditions, always chipping away the skim ice.

Pros: Flexible

Cons: Poor Construction, Hard To Transport

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  No

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dkf
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have two of these HT Windlass Tipups. The first thing I did was replace all the nuts and bolts with stainless nuts and bolts. The nuts and bolts that come with are very poor quality. The spools can be fragile as I broke one already. When setup properly the tipup works great and does impart a jigging motion on the lure/bait. I used the thin 20-30lb. vinyl coated tipup line on mine. The vinyl line has a bit of memory (coils) but still works well and trips smooth. With some experience you can set these tipups to work well even though wind gusts will flip them back from time to time.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Takes work
Reviewed:


North Dakota

About Me:
none
If you like messing with things this is the tip up, it certainly gives you something to do. If you live in an area of constant light wind speed and steady direction they work great. If not they keep you warm getting up for constant adjustments. Here in ND they work 20% of the time.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none



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Great idea done poorly
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pittsburgh, PA

About Me:
Professional
I love the idea, works well, but built with the cheepest bolts, wingnuts, plastic, you can get. I pulled them out of the box to find stripped bolts. I'm done with HT Enterprizes if this is what the sell as "fishing equiptment". I can get wood stick tips ups that last forever for less $.

Pros: Sensitive

Cons: Breaks Easily, Cheap, Poor Construction

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  No

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lots of success with this tip up style
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Northern Indiana

About Me:
Casual Fisher
Caught lots of pike on these tip ups when others failed. Tie on 2 trebles and fish with 2 minnows (where legal!).Use nylon coated line and hole covers for cold days,great for warmer, sunny ice fishing.Have used and owned every style of tip ups ( spring tip ups, polar,round etc.)This one rarely strikes out.Play with the springs and try not to lose or over stretch them(don't fold tip up with springs attached).Keep the wind blowing over the metal wing enjoy!!

Pros: none

Cons: R different size minnows, Set up takes some time fo

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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um looks like it will work well
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Syracuse NY.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
this looks like it will work great i have 3 have not caught any thing on them yet but when have been able to use weather permitting ie: wicked wind, wicked cold. missed one bite cause line froze in hole,cons the up and down action is like the old ways of making candles, dipping style,when cold .i have not changed line to coated, to see if this fix's that . extremely cheap (poor construction)i broke one before even had chance to use it.(fixed) once it is set up it does move bait well. i would suggest trying 1 to see if it it suits your style or needs. i think under the correct type fishing average 30 or above these will out preform but haven't had a opportunity to use in these conditions i am not sorry that i bought 3 on the perfect days wish all 5 tip ups were these. ny state allows

Pros: Sensitive

Cons: Difficult To Maintain, Poor Construction, Hard To Transport, Breaks Easily

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great but it needs some fine tuning
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
OMAHA NE

About Me:
Avid Fisher
THE BEST TIP UP I,VE USED.. BUT.. THE THUMB SCREWS TO ADJUST IT ARE VERY CHEAP. I HAD TO USE PLIERS TO ADJUST THEM.. A REAL PAIN WHEN YOUR HANDS ARE COLD... WENT TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND GOT GOOD ONES.. STILL WORTH IT

Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: Thumb screws are cheap

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Iiiiiiii Like it!
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
NJ

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Really like these tip ups. There is minimal setup and some adjustment, but once said and done, I've found, will outproduce 3to1 at least over standard tipups. I use shinners (dead or alive) with a EC pre-rigged hook w/spinner blade. I find the extra flash from the spinner jigged by the wind is a plus! Just read the directions for proper setup(easy). Also remember to check the hole more often for freezups mainly on your line.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Easy To Transport, Sensitive

Cons: Does freeze in hole

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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