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  1. First time experimenting with 2 part silicon molds and Feather Lite resin. My initial plan was to create a through wired redfin lure with a belly swivel integrated into the bait. After a handful of trial & error lures with various weight placements I finally came up with one that swims pretty darn true to what I envisioning. I ended up taking a couple casts of additional productive lure style (6" pencil, "Mully" style spook) Silicon Mold Material: Smooth-On MoldStar 20T Urethane Resin: Smooth-On Feather Lite Also messing around with an airbrush and lure painting for the first time, so its been a fun learning experience. My painting skills are certainly amateur at best, but picking some tried & true simple color patterns should make them fishy enough. Didn't see much in a search on here for Featherlite in the last few years- suspecting that this is a good starter material (but limited in applicability being as buoyant is it is), and people making resin baits have moved onto other materials making their own blends of resins and adding microballoons for buoyancy as needed. original concept: weighting was way off...swam terribly. Final design removed the small weight behind the chin and ended up with just a 1/8 oz bullet weight in the tail. Initial plan for a horizontal line tie was abandoned as I had issues keeping the wire centered on the bait. 1st 2 rounds of painting and epoxying. A bit rough, but certainly functional enough. Also my first attempts at doing tail wraps, which I can generously declare to still be a work in progress Slowed down my painting and epoxying process, and using a better quality and larger 3D eyes on the most recent paints- pleased with how the herring pattern turned out All in all a a fun experiment and I got a number of viable baits made. Anyone out there messing around with resins this winter?