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Hey guys is there any easy way to make a mold for plastic worm baits? I have a few 'good' concepts that I think could really produce in my area and would like to make some and see how they do. Any help is much appreciated.

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Hey guys is there any easy way to make a mold for plastic worm baits? I have a few 'good' concepts that I think could really produce in my area and would like to make some and see how they do. Any help is much appreciated.

Maybe form it in wood or foam and then make a negative and from there create the actual mold. I literally have no idea but at least it is a start.

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There is a forum on this site that caters to luremaking. Try searching as it has been discussed numerous times.

 

As said Youtube has many good vids.

 

If I;m alowed to say,

 

Do-it molds has a good forum as wellas Bears Baits, Tackle Underground and Bait Junkys

 

GL

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I make a lot of molds at home. I use plaster of paris to make them. You can watch some youtube videos on it, but here are my steps.

1. line a barbeque tin with aluminum foil

2. use gel super glue to glue your bait to the foil. I make my prototypes out of modeling clay. but you can also mold plastic worms.

3. After the super glue dries, pour plaster of paris over the baits

4. When dry, remove mold from barbeque tin, and carefully remove the baits from the plaster of paris.You will likely have to touch up the mold with a small knife.

5. There are many ways to seal the cavities, but I found to use a two part epoxy lasts the longest.

 

That will make you an open pour mold. Just melt some plastic and pour away!

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I don't know why I didn't post this there. But while someone who has done it with plaster if Paris has looked in on the subject. How would this type work if I wanted to make a mold for a worm that is ribbed all the way to the tail?

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Ribbed baits are really tough with plaster of paris molds. Ribbed baits are tough to open pour. If you wanna pour ribbed baits, you're best bet will be to inject. I've open poured some types of ribbed baits, but they're really hard. In addition, sealing the plaster paris molds with the epoxy will be next to impossible to do effectively because of the ribs. If you wanna start making mold, you have to start simple until you get the hang of it. It's not something that just happens over night.

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What all is involved with injecting besides the obvious? Another reason for wanting to get into it beside bringing my own ideas to life is recreating a worm no longer made for my personal use. And it happens to be ribbed.

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You can go to www.tackleunderground.com and do some searches and get the answer to most any bait building question that you have.  If you want to inject a bait of your own choosing it can be quite expensive to have an injection mold machined.  The last time I priced one for a custom bait I wanted, I was quoted $400 so I passed.

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