Introduction: How to Set Up a Tip-Up
Hello, my name is Hunter Cole, I am an avid outdoorsman and have been ice fishing since I was two years old. Today I am here to teach you how to catch more fish. Today you will learn how to use and set up a tip-up, tie a fishing know, and how to hook a minnow. With these skills you will be able to go fishing with the confidence of knowing that your gear is set up properly.
Tip-Up with line, leader line, pliers, split-shots, and a hook.
Step 1: Tie Two Lines Together
For this step two lines, the main line and a leader line, will be tied together using improvised clinch knots.
Step 2: Cut Tag Lines
In this step tag lines will be removed from the leader and main line.
Step 3: Tie Hook to Leader Line
In this step the hook is tied to the leader line and the tag line is removed.
Step 4: Apply Splitshots to Line
In this step two splitshots are placed onto the tip-up line. One splitshot will go roughly 2-3 inches above the hook on the leader line, the other splitshot will go onto the main line.
Step 5: Hooking Baitfish
This is a demonstration on how to hook baitfish. There are two methods shown, hooking through the lip of the baitfish and hooking behind the dorsal fin of the baitfish.