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#1 clayton86

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Posted July 22 2012 - 08:52 AM

How would you pour a floating worm like the Luck "E" Strike floating worms found in wal mart. Is there a special type of plastic used for it or do you just not add salt to the plastic for other lures? I have no clue about pouring baits just looking into trying to make my own molds after reading some other threads seems like it could be fun and addicting and relatively low start up cost as I have gallons and gallons of fiberglass resin in my garage from when I used to build custom car interiors. All I would need is plastic to pour right I have tools and supplies to make the molds and a old microwave actually.
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Posted July 22 2012 - 09:29 AM

If the ones you are talking about stretch out and snap back, they are not made out of normal plastisol. However, I don't use salt in most of my plastics and they float.

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Posted July 22 2012 - 09:45 AM

no they don't snap pack there not elasticy at all there kinda "foamy" feeling and when they rip u can almost see like tiny itty bitty air bubbles
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Posted July 22 2012 - 04:13 PM

iv spent the last 3 hours on TU reading all I can on pouring baits. Boy am I in trouble if I start doing this I'm pretty crafty and got some neat ideas for one of a kind baits not just copy and paste of other baits.
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Posted July 22 2012 - 04:44 PM

iv spent the last 3 hours on TU reading all I can on pouring baits. Boy am I in trouble if I start doing this I'm pretty crafty and got some neat ideas for one of a kind baits not just copy and paste of other baits.


There are a lot of ins and outs with pouring plastic, I had a specific craw made for me by 3 people, it is a mold that anyone can buy and 3 guys made craws for me and they were all different. The source of the plastisol and the kind you use, and the additives like hardener, softener, microballons, all make the consistancy different, every custom pour guy has recipies for different formulations for long worms, short worms, there is a lot to it. As for the floating plastic, I've had some worms made with microballons and you have to fish them with a weight as they will float a hook and even make a 1/4oz shaky head fall slow. Once you get into it you quickly get consumed and everything you look at becomes an inspiration for a bait.

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Posted July 23 2012 - 01:53 AM

There are a lot of ins and outs with pouring plastic, I had a specific craw made for me by 3 people, it is a mold that anyone can buy and 3 guys made craws for me and they were all different. The source of the plastisol and the kind you use, and the additives like hardener, softener, microballons, all make the consistancy different, every custom pour guy has recipies for different formulations for long worms, short worms, there is a lot to it. As for the floating plastic, I've had some worms made with microballons and you have to fish them with a weight as they will float a hook and even make a 1/4oz shaky head fall slow. Once you get into it you quickly get consumed and everything you look at becomes an inspiration for a bait.


well floating with a hook would be good that's what I want I fish the luck "e" strike worms weightless like a top water they sit on the surface perfectly flat and when you twitch them they curl and coil up and bass destroy them but there hard to find and can only buy them in kits so I want to make them.

I did read that on there to at TU about different brands and all the recipes and people have "cook books" for there molds. I have ideas also just from brain storming to make some smaller swim baits and craws I love carving wood id get into crank baits but idk about ballasts and everything else for wooden cranks but I could def make some wooden masters of soft plastics to pour.

One thing I didn't see on there was how many pours you can get out of a resin or POP mold. I just want to make stuff for my self not mass produce for sales just make like 50 or so at a time if that. The most and first things I want to make is them worms and copy a fluke maybe a craw trailer if I find one i like but I doubt it because I'm used to Rage Tail so I'll just keep buying those.
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Posted July 23 2012 - 09:00 AM

Resin molds last longer than POP.

What I do is I make a POP master mold which I only use to make a baits for my resin mold.

A well made resin mold should get you all the baits you want for personal use.

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Posted July 23 2012 - 09:53 AM

How do the injectors work do you heat them some how or do you pour the hot plastic into the injector then quickly inject your mold? I'm probably just gonna pour most at first then if I get into craws or stuff with detail and small parts do injection so it fills out.
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Posted July 25 2012 - 03:16 PM

Most of the aluminum injectors you simple suck the plastic into like a doctor does when he gives you a shot.

You will want your injectors to be warm but not to hot to handle.

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