40-Up Tackle Company

What's with the "40-Up" Name?

40-Up Tackle traces it's origins back to the 1970s when Bill Hubbard, a respected Maine guide, started making an ice-fishing tip-up, that when tripped, had the flag waving 40" above the ice. Current ownership bought Bill's operation many years ago and is now a major U.S. manufacturer of wood tip-ups. 40-Up's Spring/Summer program was started a few years ago as "seasonal offset"... with terminal tackle and tackle accessories geared to the Northeast.

Winter Catalog

Ice Fishing Tip-Ups

Hi-Flag "Iceman"

The Hi-Flag Iceman is our top of the line tip-up ... incorporating the best functional features possible.
  • 40" total height above the ice, ideal for deep snow cover
  • hardwood 9/16" x 3/4" construction
  • large fluorescent 2" x 3 3/4" flag, maximum visibility
  • fluorescent yellow & red color stripes on stick top
  • special rust resistant flag wire
  • unique flag release
  • full 8" greasefilled tube to eliminate water freeze
  • black anodized spool, tube & flagwire clamps
  • 150 feet prefilled spool 36 lb. heat-stretched braided nylon ice line
  • special wingnut adjusts spool tension
  • deluxe metal spool with handle
$24.95 each
Hi-Flag "Retriever" Spool

Same quality construction as our Senior Tip-Up, but with a large 4 1/2" plastic spool with large line capacity and a handle for quicker line re-wind.
  • 40" total height above ice, ideal for deep snow cover
  • full 8" grease-filled tube to eliminate water freeze
  • metal tube & slide clamps
  • flourescent flag for maximun visibility
  • 4 1/2" plastic spool with handle for faster retrieve of line
$16.95 each
Hi-Flag "Double Flag"

Popular in many areas, the Hi-Flag Double is the same size and construction of our Senior tip-up, but with the addition of a gound or "running" flag which shows instantly (with the reel still under water) if line is still being taken off the reel. Now with aluminum rust-free spool with large arbor and handle.
  • 40" total height above ice, ideal for deep snow cover
  • metal clamp holding spring to wood, to insure against pulling out.
  • hardwood sticks to insure fittings stay attached
  • one piece metal trigger release
  • full 8" grease-filled tube to eliminate water freeze
  • flourescent flag for maximun visibility
$15.95 each
Hi-Flag "Senior"

The most asked for tip-up in ice country. The big green, ruggedly constructed ice tilt with seven star quality features yet priced competitively.
  • 40" total height above the ice, ideal for deep snow cover
  • metal clamp holding spring to wood, to insure against pulling out.
  • hardwood sticks to insure fittings stay attached
  • onepiece metal trigger release
  • full 8" greasefilled tube to eliminate water freeze.
  • fluorescent flag for maximum visibility.
  • 2 1/2" metal spool
$14.95 each
Hi-Flag "Junior"

The Hi-Flag Junior is a standard-sized tipup, a shorter more economical version of the Senior.
  • 26" total height above the ice stapled on spring, grease tube, flag
  • one piece metal trigger release
  • hardwood sticks
  • full 8" greasefilled tube to eliminate water freezing
  • flourescent flag
  • 2 1/2" metal spool
$11.75 each
Hi-Flag "Super-Spool" Rigged

While this isn't our most expensive tip-up, in many ways it is our most functional as we have built in a lot of improvements on this tip-up, centered built around a new ALUMINUM NONRUST METAL SPOOL with a large arbor to cut spool torque. Easier turning with less tension to spook fish, and a free-turning handle. Specific quality features are:
  • distinctive brown color
  • fluorescent flag
  • 40" total aboveice height
  • one piece trigger
  • metal tube & slide clamps
  • greasefilled tube
  • hardwood sticks
  • prefilled spool
The SUPERSPOOL HI-FLAG is ONLY available rigged with 150 feet of tan heat-stretched braided nylon ice line 36 lb. test.

$19.95 each
Hi-Flag "Econo-Spool" Rigged

Our Super Spool Rigged is so popular that we have felt we should add a more competitively priced model, still incorporating most of the expected Hi-Flag tip up qualities.
  • distinctive tan color
  • one piece trigger
  • flourescent flag
  • 26" total above-ice height
  • greasefilled tube
  • hardwood sticks
  • prefilled spool
Available only rigged with 100 feet of tan heat-stretched braided nylon ice line.

$13.75 each

Ice Fishing Line

Ice Fisherman

Braided nylon, specially treated for use in cold water. Available in tan, green or black color. Lenghts of 150ft., 450ft., and 3000ft. Heat-stretched and waxed.

TestLengthPrice
Tan or Green Color
18 lb. test150 ft.$4.10
18 lb. test450 ft.$9.25
18 lb. test3000 ft.$45.00
36 lb. test150 ft.$4.95
36 lb. test450 ft.$10.25
36 lb. test3000 ft.$49.95
45 lb. test150 ft.$4.95
45 lb. test450 ft.$11.00
45 lb. test3000 ft.$52.50
Black Color
36 lb. test450 ft.$10.25
36 lb. test3000 ft.$49.95
45 lb. test450 ft.$10.75
45 lb. test3000 ft.$52.50

Accessories

40-Up Ice/Snow Grabber

This is a "four-prong sole" and a "two-prong heel" non-slip ice/snow grabber. Molded in heavy duty plastic with rugged metal studs. A very easy-on-easy off creeper. Made in Taiwan. Each set is individually packaged in attractive CLAM SHELL display pack. A popular winter product for 40-UP.

SIZES
Small (US 4-6)
Medium (US 5-8)
Large (US 8-11)
Extra Large (US 11-14)

$10.95 each

Tip-Up Parts

We will supply packaged tip-up parts on a prepaid basis ($35.00 minimum order) at the following net prices. Massachusetts residents must add an additional 6.25% sales tax. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AmEx) or by check with order.
ItemPackagePrice
#TU01 2 1/2" Aluminum Spool5/bag$8.50
#TU03 Regular tube & trip wire5/bag$7.00
#TU04 Large tube & trip wire5/bag$7.00
#TU06 Large flag & spring wire5/bag$8.00
#TU07 Small flag & spring wire5/bag$7.50
#TU08 Metal trigger5/bag$3.20
#TU09 Large flag12/bag$3.50
#TU11 Machine screw12/bag$2.50
#TU12 Wing nut12/bag$2.50
#TU13 Aluminum slide clamp12/bag$4.75
#TU14 Aluminum tube clamp12/bag$4.75
#TU15 Spool screw12/bag$2.25
#TU16 Bushing (between stick & reel)12/bag$1.60
#TU17 Flag clips12/bag$1.90
Conversion kit #19 metal spool
2 spools with hardware
2/bag$6.00
Conversion kit #20, same as kit #19
with 50 yard line
2/bag$8.50
Conversion kit #21
with large 4 1/2" spool
1/bag$4.50

Spring/Summer Catalog

Black Double Snap Swivels

An import (Korea) black double snap swivel very popular in any area where there is a lot of trolling which requires rigs and no line twist available sizes, packed per package of 12.
swivel size121075
cost per pkg of 12$3.00$3.00$3.25$3.50
Woodstock Marked Lead-Core Trolling Line

Marked every ten yards a different color for depth control. The 12 and 15lb. fit nicely on fly reels, packed 100 yard spool in attractive clam shell display package.
size12 lb15 lb18 lb27 lb36 lb45 lb60 lb
cost$14.85$15.25$15.90$16.75$18.25$19.75$22.50
(Available on 1000 yard spools on special order.)
Woodstock Almet #304 Stainless Alloy Wire Trolling Line

A single strand alloy soft annealed wire for both fresh and salt water... holds its strength well on "kinks." Packed 100 yard spool in attractive clam shell display package.
size16 lb20 lb30 lb40 lb50 lb60 lb
cost$4.35$5.95$7.85$8.95$10.50$13.25
(Bulk 10 lb spools available 7.85/lb.)
English Hooks

English style bronze double gorge hooks with 30 lb clear nylon-covered wire-wire wrapped. Designed for lake trout fishing in deep water. Packed three hooks with bait needle. Sizes 3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, $4.75/package.
Wire-Snelled Single Hooks

This is an excellent ice fishing hook where the nylon-covered wire snell is needed. Both the "loop" and the snell are wire-wrapped. 30lb test. Packed three hooks per package. Sizes 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6, $2.40/package.
Wood & Metal Trout Nets

We feel wood nets are an essential part of fishing. We have imported these from same source for many years. They are varnished, laminated wood, with lanyard.
 Hoop SizeDepthDescCost
USTN47" x 13 1/2"13"black regular mesh$8.95 each
USTN57" x 13 1/2"7"black fine mesh catch-n-release$11.95 each
USNT67" x 13 1/2"13"black fine mesh catch-n-release$11.95 each
USTN810" x 15"16"standard mesh$10.95 each
USTN98 1/2" x 14"16"fine mesh$10.95 each
Style 40K Needle-Nose Plier

An excellent stainless steel 8" long nose plier finally back in our program, as they belong in any tackle box. $10.95 each.
Stainless Steel Hemostat Plier

These seem to be a growing part of our Spring & Summer Program as all sizes are not always available from other sources.
 sizeprice
Style 40E w/ vinyl pouch5 1/2"$6.00 each
Style 40F8"$6.00 each
Style 40G10"$8.00 each
Style 40H12"$11.00 each
Style 40I, extra strong15"$18.00 each
The Chesapeake Multi-Function Plier

Take the fishing friendly multi-lock to the water and you will save big-time space in your tackle box. Handy and easy to use, constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel with anodized aluminum handle. Has eleven functions, comes with folding handle pliers w/ sheath that fits on belt.

functions:
  • pliers
  • wire cutters
  • phillips screwdriver
  • steel punch
  • saw blade
  • serrated blade
  • flathead screwdriver
  • can opener
  • hook extractor
  • ruler & file
  • plain blade
$18.00 each

Plastic Lure & Fly Boxes

These boxes were an addition to our Winter program with ice jigs and small floats, swivels, sounders in mind.... but much more adaptable to spring/summer use... some have the small "rounded bottom" compartments with hinged lid which secures the contents... molded in a basic "flexible" plastic.

Style TB100 - compact black tackle box

Probably our best value... a small but versatile case opens to show 11 "lidded" compartments for flies, streams, swivels, etc. 5" x 4", $5.60 each
Style TB200 - blue two-sided box

Roomy enough... with 10 compartments to hold wide selection of swivels, hooks, small lures 3 1/4" x 5 1/2", $4.80 each

Style TB500-2 - 2-level clear box

A personal favorite... a top tray with 8 "lidded" compartments ideal for flies, and a lower open base large enough to hold tapered leaders, packed coiled hooks, and small lures. 6" x 4", $7.50 each
Style HS-002 - small clear box

An ideal "pocket-box" for flies-swivels, etc. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1", $3.95 each
Style HS-003 - small green fly box

A compact 2 section hinged flybox... each section has 5 "lidded" compartments. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1", $4.95 each
Style HS-013 - hinged 2 section clear box

A hinged 2 section box which opens to show 10 "lidded" compartments each section will hold a lot of files or mixture of small terminal tackle items overall. 6" x 3 1/4" x 1 3/4", opens to two sections each 6" x 3 1/4" x 3/4", $7.25 each
Style HS-022 - large clear box

A basic 14 compartment box for storing all sorts of small terminal tackle products within a large tackle box. $6.75 each

Contact Us

40-Up Tackle Company

P.O. Box 442 - 16 Union Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086
413-562-0385
fortyuptackleco@comcast.net
To order, please call us. We accept payment by credit card, with a $30.00 minimum order.