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    So since it came up in another thread I figured I would post a pic of my quickstrike rigs I use for pike fishing.
    These work excelent below a tip-up or on a rod. The design and concepts are not mine but were designed and developed by the guys from Infishermen. Doug Stange,Al linder and their buddies. Those guys are some of the first pioneers of the new age of icefishing we have today.
    Things like using portable flashers,special built rods etc.
    I make two styles or quickstrikes the A frame style and the inline style. Both seem to work about equally well.
    the inline ones have a small piece of heat shrink tubing on them though that isn't entirely neccessary.
    They are made from 7 strand wire coated and non coated. Pike aren't line shy in the least so color doesn't really matter.
    We sometimes add beads or spinners to some of them but I can't say whether or not this helps. But we have the stuff so why not?
    I think a shiny spinner blade would help on a wind tip-up or a jigging rod though.
    I have a box of components and me and a friend or two will make up a years supply at a time at my house whilst telling fish tales around the table while we work.
    The preferred bait is Hooligan though herring works good too.
    I try to hang them vertically though I have read where they don't need to be perfectly vertical.
    One hook behind the head and one in the back.
    I like size 6 or 8 trebles. They sink in between the teeth of even the biggest pike and hold well.
    The ones pictured are Daiichi bleeding bait trebles but any good treble should work.





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    Hey cool, thanks for sharing! So with either the inline or A-frame you would still hook them through the herring the same way, I assume? Any benefit to either set up? You mention you may put beads or spinners on as well, does that mean you're giving the bait action or is it just soaking while you guys crack some beers? How do you ties the steel line? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just getting into icefishing and Im soaking up all the info I can

    EDIT: I just realized I'm not in the icefishing section, is this what you use in the summer? cast and retrieve or jigged?

    Edit 2: Okay, I reread and see you mention tip-ups. I'll wait for the coffee to kick in before I comment anymore!

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    These will work summer or winter.
    We do fish these on a rod jigging them in winter or below a bobber in summer and also in winter on a wind tip-up which uses wind action to jig your setup.
    A standard tip-up works well also and we use them a lot this way.
    Both versions are rigged the same way with the bait hanging vertically or nearly so.
    I suppose this should have been posted in the icefishing section but it started with a question here.
    I think I'll repost it there.
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    Default My quickstrike rigs for pike fishing!

    So since it came up in another thread I figured I would post a pic of my quickstrike rigs I use for pike fishing.
    These work excelent below a tip-up or on a rod. The design and concepts are not mine but were designed and developed by the guys from Infishermen. Doug Stange,Al linder and their buddies. Those guys are some of the first pioneers of the new age of icefishing we have today.
    Things like using portable flashers,special built rods etc.
    I make two styles of quickstrikes the A frame style and the inline style. Both seem to work about equally well.
    the inline ones have a small piece of heat shrink tubing on them though that isn't entirely neccessary.
    They are made from 7 strand wire coated and non coated. Pike aren't line shy in the least so color doesn't really matter.
    We sometimes add beads or spinners to some of them but I can't say whether or not this helps. But we have the stuff so why not?
    I think a shiny spinner blade would help on a wind tip-up or a jigging rod though.
    I have a box of components and me and a friend or two will make up a years supply at a time at my house whilst telling fish tales around the table while we work.
    The preferred bait is Hooligan though herring works good too.
    I try to hang them vertically though I have read where they don't need to be perfectly vertical.
    One hook behind the head and one in the back.
    I like size 6 or 8 trebles. They sink in between the teeth of even the biggest pike and hold well.
    The ones pictured are Daiichi bleeding bait trebles but any good treble should work.
    This was first posted in the freshwater fishing forum but is just as appropriate if not more so here.
    To rig these I put a duoloc snap on the end of the line then hook the quickstrike to that.
    When a fish is caught you unclip a rig then clip on a freshly baited one and get the line fishing again as soon as possible.
    Then you can take your time with jawspreaders and pliers unhooking them. It helps keep you away from their teeth as much as posssible and maximizes you time fishing and lines in the water.




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    Something I also recommend for tipups is putting a 1/8 ounce egg sinker on before tying on the duoloc snap.
    This helps sink frozen bait.
    If your bait is thawed you don't need it but so often my bait is frozen or I run out of thawed bait so I have to switch to frozen packages.
    This way your not waiting for your bait to sink or getting a slowly sinking bait tangled in the fishing line which sinks faster.
    I use braided dacron in a heavy 35-45# test black line.
    Pike aren't particularly line shy and the heavy line is easier when handlining fish as well as seeing it on the ice for quicker resets.
    Monofilament doesn't belong on a tipup except maybe as a clear leader on the last 2' or so of line.
    Frozen bait thaws fast enough under water and I'm not trying to thaw bait on the ice this way.
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    You mentioned you hang the bait fish vertically, did you mean horizontally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    You mentioned you hang the bait fish vertically, did you mean horizontally?
    Yes sorry I ment horizontally.
    Thanks for catching that.
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    And you are in the icefishing section... "fishon"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    And you are in the icefishing section... "fishon"
    It would appear the mods merged the two threads the one from freshwater fishing and the duplicate I posted here.
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