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Variations: ETU-2 & ETU-2B
Variations: ETU-10
Variations: ETU-50
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Variations: ETU-2 & ETU-2B
Variations: ETU-10
Variations: ETU-50

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

Features of the HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Up include:

  • 8 in. 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

HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Up
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Review Summary
(21 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.80%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (11), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Easy To Transport (12)
Durable (8)
Sensitive (4)
Easy setup and takedown (3)
Lightweight (2)
Poor Construction (7)
Breaks Easily (2)
Best Uses
Small Fish (8)
Large Fish (5)
Ice fishing (4)

Customer Reviews
Great Slave Lake
 User Friendly
Pros: great price
Comments: 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.
fish nut
United States
 Great product for the price
Comments: 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.
Alaska Ice
Susitna Valley, Alaska
 Affordable rigs
Pros: Easy setup and takedown, affordable, lightweight, big spool w/drag
Cons: Spools can crack in cold if jarred
Comments: 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.
Northern NJ
 HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Ups
Pros: Easy setup and takedown, Big spool wdrag
Cons: Cant find any
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Comments: 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.
Northern Michigan
 All around good tipup
Pros: Easy to use works great
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Comments: 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.
harrison, mi
good tip up on a budget
Pros: Sensitive, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible
Cons: Breaks Easily, Poor Construction
Best Uses: Large Fish, Ice Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: 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.
Rock Lake Legend
 Cheap Orange Tip up but Decent
Pros: Easy To Transport, Big spool wdrag, Easy to see, Durable, Good value
Cons: Cheap materials, Poor Construction
Best Uses: Ice Fishing Deeper water
Comments: 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.....
The Iceshack, Maine
Works great and affordable
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Hi Viz, Easy To Transport, Lightweight
Cons: Smallish spool, Not tall
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, Within 100 yards
Comments: 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!
Western CT
Pros: Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Ice fishing, Small Fish
Comments: works well, good price, [...]
Adirondacks, NY
 Good tip-up for the price
Pros: Easy To Transport, Economical, Sensitive, Easy to Use
Cons: Not super durable
Best Uses: Medium Fish, Small Fish
Comments: These tip-ups work well but you have to take good care of them to keep them working well over time
Fort Collins, CO
 Compact. Simple to Use.
Pros: Sensitive, Adjustable Drag, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Comments: I have only had 1 chance to use so far. Easy to set-up. folds up small, will be using again this weekend.
Outside Providence
Great tilt for the cake!
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Easy to use works great
Cons: Can't find any
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: You may find more expensive tilts out there but you can't find a better tilt on the market.
Bristol CT.
 waste of money,total garbage
Cons: Breaks Easily, Poor Construction
Comments: flags fell off,spring very weak,thumbscrews too small
Topeka, KS
 HT tip-up
Pros: Durable
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: 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.
NE Pennsylvania
 Trash, don't buy it!
Pros: Easy To Transport
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: Spend a little more and get a good tip up
Rochester, NY
 Nice tip-up - small nuts
Comments: 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.
Beavertown, PA
 I would buy this item again
Pros: Easy To Transport
Cons: Somewhat timely to setup
Comments: Item works great, but it takes extra time to setup because you have to loosen bolts too much to unfold cross braces.
youll be sorry
Pros: Dirt cheap
Cons: Poor desiegn, Poor Construction
Best Uses: Paper weight
Comments: 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
North Dakota
 Last years order better
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport
Cons: Too Stiff
Comments: 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.
South Central, CT
 It works decently for the price
Pros: Durable, Affordable, Easy To Transport
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: 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.
Wakefield, Ma.
Wood is not always better.
Pros: Durable, Easy setup and takedown, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: 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.
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