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A group/flock/herd/school of 5" swimbaits.
The bottom three have 3/4oz. ballasted hooks, which I coated with red blade dip before I poured them in.and The top ones weigh 1/2oz, and the chart. one at the top has already drawn blood.
By using the Norpro silicone cups for melting my plastic, I was able to make laminates easily, since the plastic stays pourably hot a lot longer than with pyrex cups.
And the Lurecraft RTV mold hold heat, so the plastic layers stay hot long enough to let me heat a second, and then a third color, and pour them on right after the other, with no bleeding, but with good bonding.
I had poured some laminates weightless, and hookless, to see how the process worked, and when I went to remove the layers to reuse the plastic, I wound up having to use an exacto knife.
This is probably all old hat to you guys, but I'm thrilled I don't have to buy Optima swimbaits anymore, or be afraid I'm going to lose an expensive bait by dragging the bottom, which is where I get bit the best.