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  1. Frank's product will work. It is similar to Alumilite Microbeads. But, if all you are using is an Owner mosquito hook, or a dry fly hook, you don't need to add anything. Plastisol is near neutral buoyancy, but not quite. It will float on it's own if the hook is small enough relative to the plastic.
  2. Ya, I agree. I am NOT an artist. My painting proves it. But, the fish don't care one bit. LOL
  3. That is true. UV lights have a life, just like the light bulb in your living room. Except, they don't always burn out, but change frequency.
  4. What do you want it to do, or not do? Several years ago I added Alumilite Microballons to Plastisol. It clouds is, turning it white if enough is added. It stiffens it, so you need to add a lot of softener. BUT.... it works to some extent. Plastic floats, or sinks, due to the density. Adding an additive must change the density so that means adding a lighter weight material that does not change the overall chemical and physical proterties. Some commercial floating worms I got in the 80's were full of air bubbles, weak worms but awesome baits. Keep in mind that any additiv
  5. Wow, what a can of worms that is. OK, I have one for you. "A" bait of fond memories, and sad memories, is one I made as a 10 year old. My dad had some spinner making components and let me use them. We grew some "Indian corn" and I collected several kernels that had the most divers and brilliant colors. I drilled a hole in the center, than soaked them in varnish. When completed, it was a light but very colorful little spinner for trout. When I pulled it out to troll for the fist time my dad laughed and put me down big time. Within an hour I had caught so many fish that the
  6. My guess is that the UV is separating. Try mixing the containers well, very well. I have some Alumilite Mike sent me when he first started to sell it and it is still good. So...... I also have some older Loon for fly tying and it is also great. But, I suspect the Alumilite and Loon use higher quality emulsifiers.
  7. It pealed after a couple of trips so the paint was exposed. I left some lures at home in a box for about a year and they yellowed.
  8. Sealing? NO Base coating? normally yes to get a good paint job.
  9. Tried, did not hold up. Looked OK to begin with.
  10. At the very least we would need more information on your bait. I tested some baits and did a YouTube video (my wife deleted my channel a few years ago) showing a jointed lure I did with just light pins molded into Alumilite White, with a foam core, lures. The pull weight was well over a hundred pounds for the two pins and the torque was well over 50. So, for that construction, a simple small pin molded in was more than enough. If I was making that bait out of Balsa, I sure would not expect that kind of result. So, depends, but through-wire is not always necessary.
  11. LOL, that hurts I'm laughing so hard. But, I bet you are not the first. Several years ago I purchased an antique lure off of EBAY, for more than I should. I had to try fishing with it once, just once. On the first cast, the bait caster had a backlash I did not know I had, and the lure hit a hard stop. As you experienced, the lure kept on going, my hard started sinking all the way to the bottom. I never did admit to my wife that I lost that Antique lure.
  12. Alumilite does not suggest warming it in a microwave, ...... but I seldom follow rules. LOL It did work for me, but don't overwarm it.
  13. I have used the Alumilite silicone and their dust and it worked just fine.
  14. I think the question was on combining multiple density woods, but lets expand that a little. I use multiple density foams and synthetics on my lures often, and it works. Like Mark suggest, it is often not worth the effort and increases the time (cost) of the lure in many cases. For the most part, the laws of physics do not care how centers of balance or moments of inertia are created, they can be done in multiple ways. I personally do not see an advantage in what you are doing for my work, but then again, new methods may create new ideas, and that in itself is worth the effort.
  15. Tough question for sure, and a lot of personal opinion is involved. Personally I think it depends on the size of lure, the type of fish you are after, even the type of lure you are making. I should take more time to explain myself on this, but this is the short version. (This could take a chapter of a book to explain) On species that are less aggressive, like many freshwater trout species, I find that the tail hook is important. On larger lures, lures that often work much better than people think, the trout will tail tug or test the lure first and tail hooks really up-the-catch rate.
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