If you have to let your tip up sit in the water for a minute to let it warm up so it spins freely it is time to repack your tip up. Cleaning the old grease and water out of your tip up shaft will make it spin smoother and reduce freezing and the number of lost fish. This is something that can be done at home or if you chose, bring them in and I will get you fixed up. Cleaning and repacking the grease runs $5.00 ea.. I service all major brands Artic Fisherman(Beaver Dam), Frabill, HT.