Tip Downs

1/18/16 @ 2:20 PM
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svfisherman00
svfisherman00
USER since 11/5/14
We were fishing out at Devils Lake State park and we lost one tip down rod and we broke another. We have the Sure Strike Tip Downs. Anybody know where I can get 2 more rods about 32 inches in length? Thanks.
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2/17/17 @ 9:33 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

Dropped check in mail to crappieguy on last Saturday. Got my new tip downs on Wednesday. Got a bunch of perch with them today 

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1/26/17 @ 10:29 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

Crappies' Tip downs come with a cord attached to the rod. The fish can't pull them in. That is of course if you use the cord. I have a buddy that didn't use it and lost the rod. He also doesn't put a pin through the hole to lock the hitch on his trailer. That should tell you something....... Mrt.

Edited on 1/26/17 10:30 AM
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1/25/17 @ 9:04 PM
walkinboss
walkinboss
USER since 1/7/17

If you are concerned about losing rods I recommend a new tip-up called the Finicky Fooler. You use a rod and reel combo and leave the bail open. The trigger can be set very sensitive for panfish and you can reel your fish in. I've already forgot to leave the bail open and had a pike hit and the fish did not pull the rod out of the holder.

http://www.finickyfooler.com

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1/25/17 @ 11:14 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

I agree. Bought some of Crappie guys tip downs a few years ago. They are very good. They are better and cheaper than I could have made myself. Mrt.

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1/24/17 @ 11:38 PM
Fishnmagician
Fishnmagician
USER since 3/6/15

Save yourself the trouble of experimenting and buy Crappieguy's rigs.

Best deal best balanced set up and I've tried all kinds.

Hands down his are the best!

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1/3/17 @ 4:12 PM
Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

Another classic option to use instead of tip downs are umbrella tip ups. I got some my grandpa made that were made back in the 50s or earlier and they still work great to this day. They are made from an umbrella hinge, a post, a few staples, a counter weight (usually something like a nut or washer), and sometimes a piece or fabric or something for a flag on one end. Just do a googler search of "umbrella tip ups". They work the same as tip downs unless you prefer using a reel with a rod.

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1/3/17 @ 3:39 PM
crappieguy
crappieguy
USER since 2/11/02

If anyone needs poles or complete Tip Downs ready to fish with the pole included for less than you will pay in the stores send me a PM.  Sorry about the sideways pics, stupid phone

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1/22/16 @ 12:50 PM
LotusNMo
LotusNMo
USER since 9/21/08
That sounds like it would work pretty awesome. Thanks for explaining all that

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1/22/16 @ 10:34 AM
Gimper
Gimper
USER since 11/27/01
In the back of the garage I have a bunch of old rod stands with flag trips I was working on in the '80's and 90's. When Firstrikes came out I quit trying to make a better mousetrap and just use those, altho, being the tinkerer that I am, I don't attach them to the rod. I have mounts on rod stands that are above and slightly behind the reel spool for the firstrike to attach to. When I set the line on the trigger the line goes pretty much straight up off of the spool. This eliminates the need for the rubber band as the line can't free spool even with the bail open. The problem is my left handed sister can't use them.

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1/22/16 @ 9:59 AM
scmuskies
scmuskies
USER since 10/14/03
Gimper - surveyors tape works well for what you're describing. It's very visible, but you can still reel it past the knot. A simple overhand knot is tight enough to hold it there, but loose enough and with enough bulk that when it hits the rod tip you can keep reeling.

sc

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