The HT Enterprises Ice Rigger works with your favorite ice rod and reel combo. The Ice Rigger acts like a traditional tip-up or trap with a flag that signals a bite. After dropping your bait or jig down the hole, the rod can be placed in the tube and your line clipped in the release. When a fish bites, the flag is tripped, alerting you to the bite. The rod is then removed from the holding tube, and the fish can be brought in like usual.