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Old 07-10-2008, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Pouring my own.

I would like to start pouring my own plastics. I've been researching for a couple of weeks @ tackleunderground.com and del-mart.com. Both sites have quite a bit of interesting information for lure makers and potential lure makers. At first I was thinking that I'd save a bit of money by pouring my own, however after looking into prices for all of the materials needed to get started I don't think that I will save money until I've been doing it for quite awhile. Still the ability to create your own lures using whichever plastic recipes and scents you want really appeals to me. I know we have a few people here that pour their own baits and even some that have made a business out of it,namely Hawgpours and Ghostbaits.

I've been thinking about ordering a Stik kit from Del-mart.com to get started by pouring my own Senko style baits.
I'd like to focus on pouring mainly baits that I currently use on a frequent basis such as; Zoom Trick Worms, Super Flukes, Lizards, etc. I tried once already to make my own 1-piece mold from plaster of paris and it was a disaster, my plastics came loose from the bottom of the container and were encased in plaster. I'm gonna try some more molds using super glue to hold the baits down on the container.

I'm gonna stop rambling on, but just wanted to hear from some of you other guys or gals that pour your own. What were your experiences starting out and what advice would you give to someone just starting out?

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Old 07-11-2008, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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iv never tried it but i know its some people here that can help u out alot on this.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just starting out if I were you I'd look at Barlows or Janns and find a cheap mold that would make a decent bait. I'd buy it, a quart of plastisol, a couple of bottles of dye and some glitter. Then I'd make some baits and fish with them.

That will allow you to get into the hobby for a few bucks and you can branch out and expand if you like it.

As for making your own molds. I use Bondo from the auto parts store. I glue the baits down with pvc cement.





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Old 07-11-2008, 09:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pouring my own.

I have had experience with the hand held injection molds. While I did make some nice worms with them, I did get quite a few burns from them over time as well.

Pouring is the way to go for sure. Its also a lot more fun and rewarding than using the injected molds.
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