Homemade Ice Fishing Stuff
Crowbar, wasn’t the big cork for bobbing for lake trout. I remember my dad had some. Probably used on Big Green.
Ya Polski one application was used at Jones Island on trolley lines...good memory
Crobar, was the bell used on the rubber band set lines that were used off piers in Lake Michigan for perch? Seem to remember fishing with my Dad that way and him using one of those bells.
Never really understood how that rubber band set line worked but obviously it did.
Both items from late 50’s-60’s the cork ice fishing other gizmo has a bell inside ,for summer. Both used on hand lines dollar bill just for reference on size. Haven’t used them since that era....but thats all we had....an exciting when we got a bite...hint cork used in deep water...any guesses? An. Yes I know the answer
Polski, I've done that with my BDs too, but the trick is to remember to make the cut between 10:00 and 2:00 so the line doesn't slide out. I can tell you from experience that 7:30 does not work well.
Another modification I did to my BD tipups was adding a marker to them. I sure many of us use a stick, board or some kind of marker next to our tipups so you and others can see where your tipup is and it doesn't get ran over.
I added a marker right on to the bolt thats already on the tipup. I used an aluminum bar I had but any kind or wood or even a heavy duty paint mixing stick would work. It's always there and folds down flat when not in use. Painted a bright color and added some reflective tape.
The comment a few post back about Beaver Dam tipups and re-spooling the line made me think about a modification I made to mine probably 20 years ago. The thing with these tipups is the cast iron (or brass) ring the line runs through and the fact that you can't just slip the line out of the ring to make rewinding easier.
I simply took a hack saw and cut a slot in the top part of it. Now the line is easy to take out and doesn't affect how the line pays off the bottom of the ring. Works great and has for a long time.
Try the crown method Unreel.
Just need to empty two bottles of Crown and put your heater on them. Wont feel the cold anymore!
Someone was asking bout my smitty? Yes it could have a shack on the sled, I just don't. Only a wind break.