Heritage Tackle Laker Classic Tip-Up
Heritage Tackle Laker Classic Tip-Ups are popular, heavy duty, "cross base" style wooden tip-up. These tip-ups are made of quality hardwood and feature a brass locking tension system, a heavy duty polymer plastic reel, and a stainless steel trip lever.
- Heavy duty polymer plastic reel with storage hook holes
- 500 ft. capacity using 36 lb. test line (line not included)
- Hardwood cross-pieces
- Stainless steel trip lever
- Brass nuts and bolts
- 12 in. grease-filled heavy copper tube
- Brass, locking tension system
- Heavy duty flag
Heritage Tackle Laker Classic Tip-Ups are made in the U.S.A.
Ratings & Reviews
great tip up
by Billy, D
This tip up is the best tip up i use i have 10 of them they do wear out, loose wing nuts but they don't freeze and hardly ever have a false flag. I've found that they do have a little resistance on a strike so trout will sometimes let go. I use them for walleye, perch, and pike they work awsome.
Good example of a tip up with all the right bells and whistles.
by Double D -
I really like the fact that a portion of the red one (not sure about the others) goes to charity. The tall flag is a real help in visibility and I like the "drag" for the ability to add it easily when using a larger bait. It is pretty "wind proof" too. Hard to wind trip these babies. High capacity for line as well. All in all a great product.
tough tip up
by merk -
Built to last, this tough tip up is the best tipup I've seen or used. A collection of these should last a lifetime. Tall and visible from a great distance is great. 2 minor flaws: The wing nut on the drag is easy to lose if not careful. The reel shaft is only pressed into the wood and can be drawn out if the drag is overtightend and rendering the drag ineffective. Should be stored with flag extended.
by Ken -
I remember fishing with my grandfather many years ago and helping him set up his original heritage Lakers. They were a quality product then and are still in excellent condition. These new Lakers will stand the test of time as well. Apart from wear and the plastic spools that will be replaced they are the same tip ups I learned to fish with.
Very good tip- up
by Mr Brook Trout -
The drag setting on the reel makes it easy to use very large live bait.
Flag won't trip
by Prez -
I just received my first-ever Heritage Tackle Laker tip up. The componets appear to be high quality. I tested the tip up by setting up and was dissappointed because the flag failed to trip. The trip lever doesn't travel far enough to trip the flag. The reel just keeps turning and the flag stays down. [...]
by jacksmelt -
ive used this trap for 25yrs. and i still use the first one i bought . ive caught muskie to white perch on these. they are great for deep snow because they are high. the high capacity reels are great for salmon and lakers that take alot of line! very low maintenence and durable! ive tried alot of different tip ups over the years and id definitly have to give this one a a+!
i had to add hardware to make the tips stable
Very rugged,high visability tip-up.
by longshot 30 -
Very pleased with construction,highly visable from a distance.Would like to see a more sensative trip and less recoil of tip-up upon flag up.
GREAT TIP UPS
by SOFASPUD -
I HAVE TWO FULL SETS OF THESE, I GOT RID OF ALL MY OLD ONES AND UPGRADED TO THESE. MORE COSTLY PER UNIT, BUT WORTH IT IN THE LONG RUN. THEY WILL LAST FOREVER AND YOU CAN GET REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THEM.
by kjb -
I like them, they work well and i think worth the little extra $
by SolOmoN -
Great product but with some care they are even better, Lin seed oil to seal the wood and a through bolt to keep the spool on ...just in case, Other than that I can't wait for the ponds to lock up!
by Tip-me-up -
Awesome product, durable, easy to use, and gets the job done.
Impressive construction for the price.
by Wolfman -
I have not had a chance to put these in the water yet, but I am very impressed with the construction and love the flag trip mechanism. I purchased 4 of these because last winter when the snow got deep I could not see my polar tip ups. I bought these based on reviews that I read, and they are every bit as good as people describe them to be.
Great product, priced right ([$])
by spleen -
I've been through every tip up contraption known to man, and these are the ones I've settled on as my overall favorite. They are the ones I recommend without any hesitation to anybody who asks. To anybody new to the sport, who lives in a 5-trap state, $100 or so (plus line) may sound a bit steep, but trust me, you're only delaying the cost if you don't get them right up front. (I should add that this does depend on the what you're fishing for. If you're happy with perch or small trout on a small pond, these are overkill. You wouldn't regret having them in that scenario, but you could get by just fine with something less.)If however you're fishing ponds/lakes that hold fish larger than say 5 pounds, and/or you're using larger/lively shiners, or you like to spread you traps out at a good distance - these are the right tool for the job.They are significantly better than the usual smaller springsteel flag, weaker, wooden rigs. For several reasons:- They're easier to set up and take down than most similarly designed rigs. They stay straight and don't flop over constantly. Just set and forget.- They're strong enough to hold a good size fish should you ever run out of line.- They hold enough line so you should rarely run out of line.- The flag trip mechanism is sensitive, yet solid enough to avoid most wind flags/false alarms.- The simple wing-nut drag system is easy enough to set if you're using big live shiners, to keep them from tripping the flag- And last, but probably most important for me personally, you can easily see them from a good distance. There is no doubt when the flag is up, because it's straight up and unmistakable, even a few hundred feet away.Are they perfect? No. A few minor complaints I have: - I can't seem to find a good source for replacement parts. (maybe they're out there, I just haven't seen them yet).- The screw/stud that holds the spool should be a through-bolt instead of screwed into the wood. I have lost a spool or two by pulling the tipup up through an iced over hole - I knew at the time it wasn't the wisest move, but I was still surprised to see my spool fluttering down to the bottom - twice.- I hated when they changed from aluminum to plastic spools, but to be honest, I can't complain yet about the plastic not lasting. - The drag nut - I don't know exactly what I'd prefer, but it seems a spring or something - maybe even just a spring washer, just something to smooth out the drag and make it a little more reliable and easier to fine tune. It's not bad, but it seems that with a little effort it could be better.- Quality control seems to be slipping. It seems the newer units need a little hand tweaking to get the flag to trip properly, and some of the parts need to be tapped tighter with a hammer. That's a silly problem to have, and I hope they get their act together. If you have a good product, the worse thing you can do is stop caring whether or not it works!These tweaks are obvious and easy enough to do - so it shouldn't scare you away from buying these units.And last but not least - stay away from bass pro shops and the big stores that try to sell these things for $33 and up! You should be paying about $20.
by Mike -
I have never had a problem with Heritage Lakers, Built to last.
Top Quality Tip-Up
by Maine Guide -
This ice fishing trap will perform as well as its compeditor at half the price. Reel drag adjustment is great, visibility also good.
by Boji -
These are beautiful tip ups. My brother will be surprised. I put 2 coats of poly on the lower half of the center mast to waterproof it better.
by So flossin -
great trap built to last a lifetime woudln't fish with anything else
Great Tip ups
I have 3 boys and have used these tip ups for a very long time. They get used hard. They need very little tune up each fall to get them ready and they are extremely well built. I tried a couple other brands before spending the money on these and I will never buy another brand of tip up again. These are the best.
Great Trap, would reccomend this to anyone getting into Ice fishing, or someone who wants an improvement set. Buy It!!! you wont regret it.
by BlackIce Tailgater -
Best tip- ups I've ever used ! would Definetly buy again!
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by Little JOE -
Best Tip Up On The HARD WATER, WELL MADE and EASY To USE, Will Not Give False FLAGS.---FISHON!!!!!
by brodiesmooth -
best tip up ever used
I had used 3 other brands of tip ups before purchasing a set of 5 heritages. These are simply the best you can get. 2 of mine would not trip when I first set them up but just needed to "nudge" the trip mechanism a little to line it up properly. [...] They have all worked perfectly since. The mechanism can be set with one hand. The flag is completely wind proof. They have never frozen up. I fish with this set 2 or 3 times a week all season and have never had an issue!