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Old 02-19-2014, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am starting to really get into making my own baits. I've had a couple good pours but mostly bad. Keep getting incomplete molds and a lot of times the hook moves in the mold. Just trying to find new ways and methods to stay consistent. Also and preferences on hooks and paint and stuff like that would help
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heat the molds before pouring.

The easiest way is to pour a few runs without hooks, put the lead back into the pot.

Smoking the molds with a candle will help the lead flow too.

Look into this stuff before you play with scalding hot metal.

We are here to help, but there is a VAST amount of information online.

Good luck, and cheers mate.

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id check out youtube as well if you havent already.
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Ya I haven't checked out YouTube yet. I've poured before with my buddy but he had all the equipment so I'm getting all my own gear to start on my own.
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Heat the molds before pouring.

The easiest way is to pour a few runs without hooks, put the lead back into the pot.

Smoking the molds with a candle will help the lead flow too.

Look into this stuff before you play with scalding hot metal.

We are here to help, but there is a VAST amount of information online.

Good luck, and cheers mate.

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Also if your hooks are moving you can try putting a little peace of ticky tac or clay on the hook where it sticks out of the mold. It will hold it in place long enough to set-up in the mold. Play around with it long enough and you'll figure it out!
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I appreciate all the help were gonna pour Saturday and see what happens
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