HT Enterprises "Windlass" Tip-Up
The HT Enterprises "Windlass" Tip-Up is a unique "jigging" tip-up. A slight action of the breeze causes the Windlass to jig the line. This tip-up is made of solid, high impact A.B.S. plastic that is stronger than wood and features a v-shaped frame to help prevent the tip-up from sticking to the ice.
- Base Length: 13 in.
- Spool Capacity: 200 ft.
- High impact A.B.S. plastic construction
- "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
Ratings & Reviews
great but it needs some fine tuning
by PAUL -
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
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.
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.
I should have listened to the reviews
by Pauly the pike assas -
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.
lots of success with this tip up style
by Pops -
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!!
by 30 below
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.
the best tip up youll ever get
by walleye guru
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
Iiiiiiii Like it!
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.
Set & Catch
by Warwick -
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.