I started with a darter style Daiwa swimming plug and made a one pice RTV mold for it. Made few castings from resin and microbaloons. I'm mixing one part resin and one part MB's. Got some problems with air pockets but I'm pretty shure I can solve this problem. I'm very happy with details and overall strenght of the product, but I have problems with weight. Plugs are too heavy. Even without added lead to concentrate weight where it needs to be to make a plug swim. They float, barely, but don't swim. Weight is distributed throughout the whole bait, and to add enough lead at pivot point it would make it too heavy. I think it would be great for some topwater and jerking plugs but not for swimmers.
Now im thinking air pockets in the middle of plug, maybe light foam or balsa inside and cast resin and mb's around or maybe two part mold, gluing two parts of casts with carved out insides together... But all this really complicates whole process, exactly the opposite of why I went for plastic. Got any ideas guys? Maybe a product that can imitate the weight and strenght of balsa, but it's liquid at start? A hard but light foam? Or is there some other material out there that i'm not aware of?
I'm from non english speaking country so I hope you guys understand what I'm talking about.
Edited by Zolja, 29 December 2009 - 05:09 AM.