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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?
  2. If this is a redundant topic please delete. Saw an instructional video where a guy pours his own lead jigs into a mold he made: Found the mold material he uses, which is what he sells: Wondering what type of molding material he is using, and if there is a more affordable alternative.
  3. So I have my first batch of plugs painted, built and ready to epoxy and I'm not happy with my epoxy. I am using a heavy duty 2-part epoxy that Loctite puts out and it seems way too thick. I am struggling to spread it over the whole surface. I've read the posts and mixed it properly. I know people like Envirotex but Loctite is what I found at Home Depot so I'm using it. Is there any truth to warming it up the bottles in hot water first? Will that make it easier to apply? I've read that some of you guys get through 10 or more plugs in one application. There's no way I could that with this stuff. Is 5 min setting time too quick??
  4. Pretty straight forward. My resin darter for these two super strikes. Seems like a fair trade to me. Resin is new in package, hooks and splits included. Would prefer the SS to be new in package but I guess it doesn't matter, going to fish them.