I disagree. Polar tip-ups are the most expensive. If you are just starting out you want to minimize your investment in case you don't like it. The only advantage with Polar is that you don't have to chip ice from the hole periododiclly. The disadvantage to Polar is that they sit almost flush to the ice. Snowmobilers can't see them and when there is deep snow you can't see the flags If you are just starting out get inexpensive wood tip ups. Avoid the cheap plastic tip-ups. The flags go up from the wind every 2 minutes.I would recommend getting the Polar Tip-ups.
Look at www.iceshanty.com. There were guys going out on Hopatcong this past weekend. No thanks on my part. My handle on iceshanty is 4inch_ok for a reason.Posted: 19 Dec 2005 9:13 AM
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No safe ice until after new years unless you find a small pond on the shady side of the mountain. The tenderloins will have to wait until 06.
I disagree that the polars are the most expensive.I disagree. Polar tip-ups are the most expensive.
I am not familiar with these Frabills & Preditors. Wood tip-ups are about 1/2 the price of Polar. The flags go up almost 4' high. I have wooden tip-ups that are 15 years old.Posted: 19 Dec 2005 12:22 PM Last Edited By: jyoung
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I disagree. Polar tip-ups are the most expensive.
I disagree that the polars are the most expensive.
The polars are $12.99 and the Frabills are $23.49 and the Predators are $24.99.
They are more money than the cheap wooden ones for good reason as you said you do not have to chip them out of the ice and they don't trip with the wind and something else You will not have to buy another tip-up again to replace them, They last forever. I have my Polars for almost 15 years now and the only thing I have to do is replace the line and lube them with with lithium lube and you should do that with any tip-up.
You have to realize that I am cheap also.Posted: 19 Dec 2005 1:41 PM
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Frabills and Predators are sold thru Cabela's, That is where I saw them. I also have the wooden ones but prefer to use the polars for the obvious advantage that they don't freeze and that when you get a flag you don't have to look down the hole to see if the fish is running you can just watch that pin do it's spin.
But hey to each his own, It's just my opinion.