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  1. Closer look at the Kut Tail hybrid: Here are a few more: These I wacky rig. They were made from the parts of two lures: center is from the body of a finesse worm/ the tips the tails of a stick I injection pour: All are wacky rigged using 1/32, 1/24, 1/16 oz unpainted ball head jigs. note: you can come up with hundreds of hybrid soft plastic ideas from plastic lures you own lures collecting dust, have different molds that produce different body/tail shapes or both. In either case, you never know what hybrid designs will blow other baits out of the water. Just a matter of making and testing them which as you've seen - I have ! In fact, 95 % of all the fish I catch are taken on hybrids.
  2. Not sure if this is what goes into this forum, but for years after I discovered that I could join the parts of two soft plastic lures together using a candle flame to melt the two ends, I've come up with hundreds of hybrid lures totally unique in shape and action. Using lures I poured right from the mold lost the excitement and challenge of catching fish mostly from designs others came up with. So, I started to see what makes lure's tick - or, in other worms, what part(s) of soft plastic lures produced various actions that provoke fish to attack. Even if I see a mold on Ebay that is of an interesting shape, at the same time I'm thinking of making a hybrid using a part of the lure poured using it. The process is simple. 1. cut off the parts to be joined with a sharp razor edge. It can be scissors or a box cutter blade. 2. light a candle and hold the ends briefly over the flame until they catch fire or start to soften, If a flame is produced, flip the lure away and it goes out. 3. hold the part together for 4-5 seconds until they fuse 4. I have a battery powered soldering gun to smooth and strengthen the seam Here are a few - most of which you have seen the parts from other lures: Top lure is a Sweet Beaver body with a curl tail attached on its curve. 2nd lure down is a grub body attached to a Flip Worm tail 3rd down are the joining of two equal sized grub bodies 2 bottom sticks are from the parts of two plastic worms. The two on the right are the tails of two GY Kut Tail Worms attached to thicker grub bodies (on of my best producing hybrid) I added the claws from bass crawdad lures to grub bodies and caught many species of fish: .#4 caught fish first time it was cast (part of a Sweet Beaver added to a grub body) Two grub bodies fused together after the curl tails were cut off. Wacky rigged with a light jig head catches everything ! Also catches fish rigged from the end: As most of us have discovered, lure shape along with size dictates lure action and all three together are solely responsible for provoking fish to attack. Just as there are an infinite amount of the three in combination that do well, there are many lures sold that will never cut it by comparison. Every hybrid I show has proven itself by catching fish on many outings. One design has caught catfish from 2 - 7.5 lbs. If interested I could post more ideas you can try.
  3. The design is unique and one of my best lures when used with a light ball head jig. Haven't seen it on any mold making site but may have to copy it in POP or other material.
  4. https://www.pouryourownworms.com/main.sc Has all grades of quality plastic and great customer service to answer questions.
  5. Injection molds of the two sizes are easy to make or have made. Original: . Lurecraft sells them in a silicone open pour mold such as this one that's in their catalog. Basic shape minus textured body and tail but the action should be close as long as the tail is as thick as the original.
  6. May not looked organized but it is (at least in my head).
  7. Anyone know of a source for the lure or mold to make it? There is an individual in the Ukraine that will make a single pour mold but at a steep price. He may have one similar on Ebay, I'll have to look. I own the two large sizes but may mold the 6" in plaster.
  8. Doc Irv's worm is not a Gator Tail or even close.
  9. Anyone know the formula? Lurecraft sells what looks close but not exactly. I've mixed orange with a drop of brown and it's close. A merthiolate Slider Worm caught bunches of fish first time I tried it, but Charlie Brewer doesn't make Sliders in that color any longer.
  10. Which Devcon Epoxy? 5 minute curing or 2 Ton? Thanks Frank
  11. I've found a super fine plaster, but the gloss coat I used to use is no longer available? Any suggestions. Behr's makes a masonry, stucco/ brick Paint but a gallon is too much and would go to waste. Did a search and someone mentioned Elmer's Glue All. Anyone tried it?
  12. Easy to make yourself: Wrap the wire around a nail to create a coil of only 3 turns. Cut and make a loop at the other end.
  13. You have the wrong forum. This one is about making soft plastic fishing lures from plastisol. Your link is an ad for Rustoleum paints and not relevant here.
  14. To secure a nose hooked trailer, I use the same 24 g coated craft wire: Action is unaffected and trailer body can not come free as long as the wire loop is smaller than the hook's barb.
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