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By Fred Uhrich

Ice fishing: tip-ups versus fishing poles


As I was digging through my gear, getting ready for this season and I have come to a conclusion that I am a hoarder.

I noticed I have about nine tip-ups left that I hardly use anymore, unless I am heading over South Pass to fish Boysen or Seminole. Tip-ups have not really changed much in principle since the first wooden Beaver Dams I started using 30-plus years ago. Advancements are now that they are made of plastic and stainless steel. With sealed bearings, non-freezing lubricants, and telescoping flags, they are effective.

I really like the round bottom tip-ups. With the round bottom c...

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