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  1. I tried to accomplish different "shimmy" actions via different blends of plastisol but because of the configuration there isn't enough density of material to make a noticeable difference. Personally I take 10 penny nails and cut the head off and insert in the bait. Depending on where I can get to swim in a circle or fall backwards on a dead stick.
  2. $115.00 plus shipping out of the incoming drum.
  3. I'm really not into the whole "covert" thing that has allowed plastisol to gain a life of it's own LOL. I stated one drum as a trial run for reasons that involve logistics, I don't need to elaborate further. I did however learn something from both of your posts, we talk to some of the same people and you assume I'm an idiot when it comes to something as simple as shipping.
  4. For logistics purposes since we just relocated the first trial run of Med should be delivered today or tomorrow, I completed the ramp for offloading yesterday. 1/2 of the drum is ordered so I still have some of it available. I'll offer this up 2 single gallons $38.00 plus shipping until I run out on this particular drum. PM me if your interested. J
  5. Thanks Frank, I appreciate the input and this is why I'm monitoring this thread. Now that we've relocated into a much larger shop we'll have the needed space to degass. I would point out this, for nearly 7 months many people were under the impression they were still acquiring Baitjunkies degassed when in fact they were getting poly sol that as far as I know wasn't. In effect Fringe is in the process of getting back people who were use to Calhoun via Leonard. Degassing is one of several avenues to achieve that. Thanks again.
  6. I didn't believe it would I just hadn't seen any posts on the subject.
  7. An issue I've never seen addressed is whether or not degassing affects bouyancy? So much is made of bouyancy of different grades of plastisol.
  8. I've let this thread play itself out to a degree in an effort to establish what the most common thought patterns are. We're the Calhoun Distributor as was Baitjunkies and Leonard did an outstanding job, it's our goal to continue what he established. I've been pouring (not injecting) Calhoun for 10 yrs and like the cell phone (what did we do before their invent) have never used degassed plastisol. There are two trains of thought. 1) The plastisol is to blame & 2) Over mixing Understanding DIY as I do having the same roots, there's going to always exist a base of 'need' depending on whether a person can use a certain amount of plastisol within a given period of time. ie if a person has limited time to pour/shoot with limited cavity counts they may only go through a gallon every two weeks. This scenario requires different re-mixing of material. If a person has more time and higher cavity counts they will use more material and faster which in turn will require fewer remixes. I do find the degassing issue interesting in so much as not having ever done it I have to ask "does degassing save time"? It's seems to me that the amount of time it would take would be similar to just heating and wait for the bubbles to rise naturally. On the outside it appears to me that a step is being added with the same end result. I'd like to read some responses.
  9. Same plastisol not degassed.
  10. That would be me..Fringe Tackle Co. What can I do for you?
  11. JBuff

    Mod Contact

    Attempted to pm and it's not going through. If a mod would contact us we'd appreciate it. Fringe Tackle Co 254-239-9697, e mail fringetackle@yahoo.com Fringe has recently became the Calhoun Distributor. Thank you, Jeff
  12. JBuff

    Delmart stick molds

    Could you please send me some pics of all? email to fringetackle@yahoo.com or text to 254-239-9697 Thanks J
  13. JBuff

    Toledo Special

    Kudzu black flake over Smoke blue flake
  14. Don't forget you'll also have your State sales tax as well. I've lost track but I believe some states will make you charge sales tax if you ship into their state. Leonard probably knows more about this than I.
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    A few tips that are strictly from a hand pour perspective: 1) Flakes: I rarely use them but when I do I adhere to the idea of 'less is best'. This helps with issues such as, arching, even flake dispersal and less stirring. I've never had a fish stick it's head up out of the water and tell me the watermelon was perfect but they didn't bite because I didn't have enough flake or wrong color flake. You can always add but you can't subtract and don't get in the habit of adding flakes in reheats, you'll become reliant on the flakes. If you have to in order to achieve the finished bait know that you are because you've curled what you originally put in. The result is usually a "cat turd" rolled in flakes. 2) I use 900W micros on full power, higher wattage micros I have to turn down the power in order to use the same heating sequences. 3) I always stir from the center out in order to disperse the heat as quickly and evenly as possible. 4) Decide how your goal in a finished bait is to be accomplished color wise, meaning either directly with colorant or the influence of flakes. 5) From the start don't do what I did and believe that you're going to remember recipes...you can't. Date each recipe & photo it so you can correspond. 6) Strive for consistency..after all it doesn't serve you to make the immaculate conception if you can't duplicate it. A) Don't question your recipe unless you've changed a colorant supplier, b) don't trust artificial lighting, take the time to walk outside and see it in natural light, it's where the bait is going to be used. 7) "If a fish can see these bubbles it already has a hook in it's mouth", a philosophy I accepted. I wear 4 power glasses to pour as a result I probably see more bubbles than the average bear. I was terribly anal about bubbles when I first started pouring because I was comparing what I made to a machine made. 8 Never forget your humanity, you're not a machine which is why you've chosen to make your own baits to begin with. Individualism, creation & ownership are an extension of your mind, you will have failures and learn from them...you will never be perfect and there's always a next time. 9) No where is it written that you cannot make something, anything is possible until you prove to yourself it isn't. 10) Color is what you say it is, no two people see color alike and is irrelevant because the color only matters to a finned creature with the brain the size of a walnut.
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