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  1. How-To-Make an Lightened spoon for Trout fishing. So this is going to be a guide of how to make and an trial run at the same time for new version of traditional "Lightened" Trout spoon, that we use a lot on Finland for Trout fishing. These spoons mimic a fish called The great sand eel (Hyperoplus lanceolatus). Here you can see the traditional version of the spoons made by me. Originals have a curve on the nose and is connected to line by its tail. Curved nose makes the lure spin like worm kind of fashion. "Lightened" in quotations as it really doesn't get lightened during manufacture, but there is material glued to heavy stainless or acid-proof steel spoon to add buoyancy. This material is usually cork or rigid foam. I use cork sheets. These spoons usually are from 10 to 15 cm of length, which aquals about 4 to 6 inches and weights from 22 to 35 grams (0.7 to 1.2 oz). This is the updated design. There's an added tail that has the curve, so it's connected to the line by its nose. After grinding the steel to its shape, it time to glue the cork in place. I use polyurethane glue for this, but epoxy is a good choise also. When gluing the cork in place, I'll take an old Japanese way of adding the pressure by using thread. Now it's time to wait for the glue to set and I'll continue my work tomorrow. Cheers, Jarmo from O'baits
  2. I’ve been doing research on making my own soft plastics and can’t seem to find if I need softener or not. I haven’t ordered anything yet so is there anything else I need besides plastisol, bait color, and maybe scents or glitter? If you would like to help me and just tell me if I need it or not and the ratios it would be greatly appreciated.
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