Back On Track

By Monday 1/8/19 I should have everything back to normal lead times of less than a week, We are pushing our suppliers to get stuff to us fast and shouldn't run out of stuff for a while.

About Us

How it started

  In 2009 I came up with an Idea after buying some Chinese junk that didn't do it's job jigging my line, so I busted it took the motor out of it and built a prototype out of a 2X4 and some plastic 90 degree angle from work the first fish I caught was a bass man I just watched it jumping around on the ice , It was a different deal then with a rubber band actually fighting the fish. We laughed as it fought the fish and the idea had to go forward from there.I received my first patent in 2012    on the Powered Jigging Tip Down. Since then I have made improvements every year to this years model with the hole light and signal flag lights 

The Tip Drop

After the Powered one was in it's first production people wanted a Tip Down that could use a standard spinning reel, so this is how these got started there were a few items out there but they have a lot of issues with rod security so my first Tip drop featured too much rod security you had to twist and lift and some people didn't like the this. The Fulcrum slot was an awesome feature so I went back to the drawing board and came up with the upside down question mark  ¿ this has been very popular the ease of use and the rod security are unmatched. The fun colors have created teams on Facebook these are informative but humorous and are run by customers and Team Green was started by my friend John Lemmer and the rest is history as they say 

Customers Turned Promotional Friends

My Promotional friends is a group of paying customers that have voluntarily promoted my products , ran Facebook Groups for the Color Teams and otherwise just been great friends to the Sullivan Tip Down Line of products.Here is a list of people that have helped me and have become my Promotional Friends. John Lemmer, Bob Travis, Rick Chaney, Paul Killion, Bill LaBeau, Ken Nelson, Nick Smith , Allie Palchik, Conner Sullivan,Jim Bacon, David Scheidler, Scott Mackner, Andy Marcinak,Josh Kurowicki,Steve Brauch, Brandon Marshall, John Matejovsky,Tom Van Epps, Sam Gillich, James Hughes,Bobby Kazubowski , Jesse Aker, Chad Meyer,Tracy Edmunds are all people that can help you learn more about my Tip Downs. They all know the Ice Fishing Tip Downs and how they work 

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This years excitement is all about the lights

   Red  is the new Color and it has a lot of excitement around it and the lights,  We will be doing the St Paul Ice Fishing Show we have a new spot  next to 13 Fishing in the center. We will also be at the Ice Institute  Show and the Duluth show unfortunately they cancelled my favorite show  in Milwaukee so you will have to buy online or bug your local bait shop  to buy some Sullivan Tip Downs   It has been one really exciting year  with the Color teams forming  on Facebook and all the banter back and  forth and all the buzz about the STD's. I am excited to announce the  light kits are available now we have a limited quantity as a trial run  but I'm confident these will be a huge seller one will light your flags  up and the other will blink every down stroke.  

     Remember to enter our weekly Face Book customer giveaway by submitting photo's to the Facebook page.

It's  Tip Down season and at Sullivan Tip Downs we take pride in making  quality  products in the USA.. I have seen way too many great ideas fail  due to poor quality and this is why we make it ourselves in Eau Claire ,  WI. The Sullivan Tip Down was awarded another US Patent in 2014 So now  the Sullivan Tip Drop and The Sullivan Tip Down are both Patented . I  also carry a full line of Shirts and Hoodies that are very humorous.  Along with Beanies and Baseball caps.

Take  a look around our website and our store I hope you like what you see.  You can't find Sullivan Tip Down products in a lot of stores yet we are a  Any input you have on my products  you can send to  me I have  heard some really ingenious ideas that I would love to see.   

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Join a Team

Get on a team All the colors have a team on Facebook where everyone brags about their great catches. There are some STD jokes and humor on the Team pages also. Look for Team Green STD's , Team Red STD's , Team Orange STD's , Team Purple STD's and Team Pink STD's 

Quality American Made Fishing products

We make and use our products and our customers will show you all of their great catches.Please Like Sullivan Tip Down on Facebook to see all the great Customer Photo's 

Sullivan Tip Down invention Video

This was one of the first working Prototypes and how it all started. We take pride in making our products in the same garage to this day. I would rather be small and have a quality product than huge and selling junk. 

The Optional Lights

Here is how lights work for the Sullivan Tip Drops and Sullivan Tip Downs 


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Come see us at the St Paul Ice Show or the The Duluth Ice Show 

Sullivan Tip Down LLC

1685 S. Edgewater Dr., Eau Claire, WI 54701, US

(715) 579-5769


By Appointment only 4PM - 8PM