HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Up
The HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Up is constructed of high-impact plastic that is stronger than wood and will not break in cold conditions. The bi-directional flag trip release allows spool to be wrapped in either direction, while the plastic-coated blaze orange flag is durable and extremely visible.
- 8 in. grease filled tube for trip-shaft to prevent freeze up
- Ultra smooth trip mechanism
- Bi-directional flag trip release
- High-visibility blaze orange flag
Ratings & Reviews
All around good tipup
by KB -
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.
HT Enterprises Fisherman Tip-Ups
by Redwood -
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.
by Iceaholic -
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.
Works great and affordable
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!
Cheap Orange Tip up but Decent
by Rock Lake Legend -
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.....
It works decently for the price
by Karl -
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.
Last years order better
by tipup63 -
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.
Nice tip-up - small nuts
by Cuffy -
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.
by Cracks -
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.
Great tilt for the cake!
You may find more expensive tilts out there but you can't find a better tilt on the market.
Good tip-up for the price
by Dean -
These tip-ups work well but you have to take good care of them to keep them working well over time
Wood is not always better.
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.
youll be sorry
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
I would buy this item again
by Sam -
Item works great, but it takes extra time to setup because you have to loosen bolts too much to unfold cross braces.
Trash, don't buy it!
by jon -
Spend a little more and get a good tip up
waste of money,total garbage
by Billy -
flags fell off,spring very weak,thumbscrews too small
Compact. Simple to Use.
by kutty -
I have only had 1 chance to use so far. Easy to set-up. folds up small, will be using again this weekend.
by BJ -
works well, good price, [...]
An added "tweaking" to allow more drag control on spools.
Although it's been years since I've bought mine, they are still in use every year. One thing I did to make them more efficient and easier to adjust (for drag purposes) is to add a washer on either side of the spool, with a large enough diameter to allow for adequate friction. You can then apply as much drag as you want and it eliminates some of the spool "wobble" when you loosen the wing nut for more free movement on fish that drop baits when they feel resistance.