Friday

Historic Ice Fishing Tip-Ups

4 Tip-Ups are family heirlooms from West Central Wisconsin.





Ice fishing Tip-Ups (also called Traps) are devices that allow the semi-unattended fishing of ice holes. Most Tip-Ups feature a flag or other device that signals a fish has taken the bait.




E-Z WIND
FORT ATKINSON, WIS.














The Mystery Tip-Up




Having been fully disassembled, this Mystery Tip-Up features mass manufactured components, a chromed, flat reel seat, a Pflueger reel, but no other makings.





The author can only hypothesize about The Mystery Tip-Up’s operation.



Here The Mystery Tip-Up is shown rigged similar to the many designs by Leo R. Burg of West Bend, Wisconsin or Peter M. Joyal of Methuen, Mass. Both had many patents for reel style Tip-Ups, Tip-Downs and Traps which featured flat spring flags actuated by the crank knobs of reels.



The Mystery Tip-Up reel is marked:
Pflueger
TRUMP
TRADE MARK
NO.1943
MADE IN U.S.A
(E.A. Pflueger Company Akron Ohio)




The Arctic Fisherman
BEAVER DAM, WIS.



Shown is an Original, 1960’s (not a reproduction/reissue) Arctic Fisherman Tip-Up painted in Duck Boat Green.






4 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

Those are neat. Never seen them before. I'm kind of glad. My warm blood would not survive ice fishing.

The Reverend Fowl ™ said...

Kevin, -Thanks for leaving a comment; the first comment in Shack's history. Means allot. -TRF

Anonymous said...

Do all original beaver dams have the green paint our were there some original wood grain also?

The Reverend Fowl ™ said...

Sorry "Anonymous" did not see you comment till now. Older/Original Beaver Dam Tip-Ups came in different colors and finishes.