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Wanting To Get Into Pouring Soft Plastics... I Think

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Hey guys, I’ve been making Jigs for quite some time now and I’ve always been intrigued with pouring Soft Plastics and making my own Jig Trailers and recently I’ve been very curious about Creature Baits. I would like to start pouring my own Soft Plastics and if someone could, give me a rundown of Everything I need to purchase. With that said, is there a quick, simple and fast way I could maybe pour like 10 Creature Baits without purchasing all the expensive stuff first just to see if this is a hobby I want to get into? Hell, even if I had to go out and purchase a Bag of Worms to melt down and pour a Few Creature baits, I’d be up for it, just so I can see how I like it.

Thanks for the help

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I see that you like two of my favorite lakes as well. I have not been to WP in a while, but hope to get there in the spring.

One thing you can try is to get some Plaster of Paris a small plastic or tin tray and the creature bait that you would like to copy. You can either do a one piece or two piece mold so for your purposes I will give you what I did for the one piece. Pour some POP into the tray about 1-2 inches deep then sink the creature bait in until the majority of the body is in the mold. Let that sit until the mold hardens and then remove the prototype bait. From there all you need to do is heat up some old worms until the plastic melts and then pour into the mold. The plastic will harden in a few minutes and you should have your very own creature bait. This is exactly what I did starting out and it worked pretty well. This is the bare bone way of doing it. I am interested to see what some other guys have to say. I love to learn new tricks. Hope this helps.

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Cave Man is right on this one. The other route is Lure Craft. They have some cheap silicone molds that are not too bad. Those two routes are the cheapest.

I do have some chunk trailer molds in silicone I'd like to sell. I'd sell them 2.00 each plus shipping. 2" and 3".

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I see that you like two of my favorite lakes as well. I have not been to WP in a while, but hope to get there in the spring.

One thing you can try is to get some Plaster of Paris a small plastic or tin tray and the creature bait that you would like to copy. You can either do a one piece or two piece mold so for your purposes I will give you what I did for the one piece. Pour some POP into the tray about 1-2 inches deep then sink the creature bait in until the majority of the body is in the mold. Let that sit until the mold hardens and then remove the prototype bait. From there all you need to do is heat up some old worms until the plastic melts and then pour into the mold. The plastic will harden in a few minutes and you should have your very own creature bait. This is exactly what I did starting out and it worked pretty well. This is the bare bone way of doing it. I am interested to see what some other guys have to say. I love to learn new tricks. Hope this helps.

So it's tray, Paris of plaster, pop on top of that, then creature bait pushed in?

What purpose does the pop add in this procedure?

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Hey ya Cave Man, Thank you for your advice. Where abouts do you live? Near by?

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Agree with everyone else. Plaster, bait of choice, and some plastic baits to remelt.

One difference of opinion I have is that you should glue the creature bait down on a flat surface, build your mold box, and pour the plaster on top of the bait instead of pushing into the plaster, works better for me anyways. Just so you know you are going to end up spending more money than you plan, I know I have. :cry3:

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crankbait2009 its not pop on top...lol. POP is a acronym for plater of paris

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I would recommend getting a silicone mold from Lurecraft or off of Ebay. If you go with the P.O.P, which is very easy to do, make sure you take your finished mold and put a couple of coats of watered down Elmers wood glue on it. This will give it a smooth finish and make it easier to get your molds out. I just used small tupperware containers to pour the POP into. Get yourself some Sculpey modeling clay and create your own designs. This can be very addicting so watch out!

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