Les Young

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  1. Les Young

    Recycle/Reuse leftover Plastic

    I keep my leftovers in folgers coffee cans & cut up unto small pieces when i'm going to use them. I melt it down some( about half) while being careful to not get it to hot & then put a cap full of heat stabilizer in it & then finish the heating & have no problems.
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    A.I. 2.75 tube pics?

    I have the 4" double dipper & really like it. It's a great mold in my opinion. Like Canga said salt the tails & they look as good as anybody's.
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    Hard Packing

    I scrape it with a wire brush cleaned welding rod & then shake it.
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    Who sells Calhoun's plastic

    i’ll be buying from JBuff next time myself.
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    Who sells Calhoun's plastic

    Thanks Dave. That’s good to know., I may give it a try next time.
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    Who sells Calhoun's plastic

    Lureworks pourasol is good stuff for sure.
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    Who sells Calhoun's plastic

    Will nondegassed plastic have a lot of bubbles if left alone & just heated in the microwave ?
  8. One thing it is not is remotely close to what Leonard sold . It being advertised as baitjunkys blend you'd think it was the exact same thing & it definitely isn't. I'ts a lot softer & baits are very stretchy. The baits made with it also puts off a lot of oil. I don't like adding hardner, but feel i'll have to with this plastic. I bought they're 6 gallon deal with 4 gallons being medium which i thought was the best all around grade to make the majority of baits with & 2 gallons being hard to make tubes with. If the medium is any indication of firmness compared to the hard then it will be way to soft for me. I'm sure lot of folks will really like it, but i'm not very impressed with it for my personal use so far. This is just my personal opinion, but calling it baitjunkys blend is misleading because there's no comparison in my eyes. I'll use it until it's gone, but If i'd known it wasn't the exact same i wouldn't have ordered it . The price is great though.
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    Bait PLastics Medium Baitjunkys Blend Plastisol

    I noticed the separation too.
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    Bait PLastics Medium Baitjunkys Blend Plastisol

    As you can see i went back & editied my post. In all honesty i was a little aggravated when i wrote it. However I was expecting the same thing Leonard sold & in my opinion it's no comparison. I shot identical molds 1 basstackle baby brush hog in both baitjunkys & bait plastics medium hardness & an enforcer beaver style bait in each at the same time with a buddy & he immediately noticed the differences too. The baits made with bait plastics medium are softer, spongier( as in a hollow feeling bait), stretchier by far& gave off a lot of oil. Personally i like the baitjunkys (calhouns) that Leonard sold & i like Lureworks just as good as it, but in my opinion there's a lot of difference in the bait plastcs blend. If the hard is any comparison to the medium when it comes to firmness then i'm not going to like it either. Hopefully it isn't. I know lots will like it, but compared to what i'm use to it's a lot different. I'll use it until it's gone, but i'll have to think hard about reordering. Maybe i'm a stickler about it i don't know.
  11. Mark, i finally got to try the  bait plastics  medium baitjunkys blend plastic. One thing's for sure it's nothing like Leonard sold. The colors made with it really look nice, but it's definitely softer & puts off a lot of oil from what i can tell. The baits are also stretchy. Beavers & other creatures it may be alright on, but time will tell if i like it or not. I don't think i'm going to though. :yay:

    1. mark poulson

      mark poulson

      Thanks for getting back to me.

      I think it's softer, too.  As you said, it works fine for creature baits and jig trailers, both of which I have poured.  And probably for senkos and worms, which I haven't poured yet, but I think it's too soft for the swimbaits  I like to pour.  I tried some 5" skinny dippers, and they are soft.  I am going to bite off the head and use them as swimjig trailer, so it probably won't matter that much, but I am worried about trying it in my ES Ripper mold.  That bait really needs a med. plastic, not a soft.

      I was going to pour some Rippers, so I tried adding a heaping tablespoon of hardener to a cup of the plastic, and it bubbled up and was useless.  Plus it yellowed.  Either it was too much hardener, or I stirred it too much,  I don't really know.  

      The next batch I pour I'll try adding only a tsp. of hardener, and more heat stabilizer.  I really want it to work, but I don't want to be a plastics chemist.  It's hard enough to just pour the damn baits.  Hahaha

    2. Les Young

      Les Young

      Yep the mad scientist thing get aggravating real quick like. :D

  12. Les Young

    #11 pork frog look alike?

    A fellow on bass boat central is tracing the uncle josh trailers out onto a piece leather then cutting them out & dying them & says they work great. Just another option.
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    Happy New Year

    Happy new years.
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    Finally shot my first soft plastics today...

    Nice. Now get ready to spend a bunch of money. lol
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    Marketing Tips?

    I could sale a bunch of baits & had 3 different stores try to get me to make baits for them. I decided real quick that it wasn't worth the coming home from work after 10 hours a day 6 days a week & then having to stay up late at night & on the only weekend day when i had off of to make baits. I absolutley will not make a job out of a hobby that i really enjoy. That's the worst way to get burnt out & hate something you loved doing before. Been there got the hat. lol
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    Angling AI Molds

    Excellent molds. Luckily i never had to wait for my tube mold, but knowing the quality of them i would have no problem waiting on another one.
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    Umbrella Rig wire

    I'm using yums yumbrella flash mob that i've been using for 3 years & it's been hung & pulled out many times. Definitley one of the best & durable mass produced a rigs out there. I've made several with pin flags too & if they get bent you can straighten them back out easy enough & they're still going strong.
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    Angling AI Injection Tube Mold

    Yep I screwed up & didn’t rotate them 90*. That’s the color I wanted them though. Black with blue flake on one half of each bait& blue with blue flake on the other side. I wondered how the angling ai mold would laminate, but it does a fine job.
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    Angling AI Injection Tube Mold

    No problem. I will say that these tubes work excellent for me. & the smallmouth seem to like them too.
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    Angling AI Injection Tube Mold

    Nope it's the double dipper. After you cut the tails & roll them in salt they look a lot different. In the 2 color tube thread the right one is a zoom & my 2 colored one on the left. You can tell by the pic there isn't really much if any difference. These work great for me here, but you may be wanting something totally different then what i would use here though too. If heavy salt was mixed in the plastic instead of just rolling them in it it may make a difference too. Schoolmaster or DaveMc would be a good one to ask about that.
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    Angling AI Injection Tube Mold

    Here’s my first attempt at laminating for a moonlight night tube.
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    Glitter/Recipes questions

    May have. I thought Leonards plastic was perfect for the baits i make. Hopefully this stuff isn't to soft. I'll be pissed for sure if it is.
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    Glitter/Recipes questions

    Mark, i haven't used any of mine yet. I'm trying to finish the last 5 gallon off that i ordered from Leonard so i don't know yet. I was told by another member after i said that i had purchased it that it wasn't the same as baitjunkys. Leonards & lureworks have been my favorites by far anyway so if i'm not satisfied it's back to lureworks for me for sure. I'll let you know what i think about it.
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    Angling AI Injection Tube Mold

    Yep i have it. I am going to possibly try laminates tomorrow to see how this mold does with a dual injector if i have time. I usually don't sale because i'm usually so busy with work that i don't have time. I am on vacation now until the 2nd of Janurary though. Pm me & i'll see if it's something i'm interested in doing. May be able to help you out.
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    Glitter/Recipes questions

    I just bought baitplastics 6 gallon baitjunkys blend & with the 25% off code i got in an email it was $129.81 delivered. You can also pick either hard, medium, soft etc for each individual gallon. I order some hard for making tubes & the rest in medium.