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2nd Soft Swimbait And What I Learned

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I made this bait out of clay and durhams RHWP. My first bait was not so successful. It had a square paddle tail that was pretty thick. The tail section was pretty thin and long and the tail just sort of blew out and was all over the place.

This latest bait is thicker in the body, the tail section shorter and the paddle is very thin. Huge difference. This bait wiggles perfect and wiggles on the fall as well. I made a hook slot in it and used an owner 5/0 weighted superline hook. Also has eye sockets, and scale detail.

I did the whole project this afternoon start to finish. That's why the bait is dull. I have not sealed it yet. Very happy, see what you think.

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Very nice. I would like to try one with a tail design like a Hudd, with the paddle on top and bottom. More like a real fish tail.

But I guess that would not work in an open pour.

...Bill

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looks good !!

X2! How in the world did you get a clay master out of the Durham's?

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Left the clay soft and picked it out of the hard putty with an ice pick. I saw it in a post a while back. Works pretty good. Easy to do. Cheap as heck. Beats the heck out of silicone..pricewise.

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Left the clay soft and picked it out of the hard putty with an ice pick. I saw it in a post a while back. Works pretty good. Easy to do. Cheap as heck. Beats the heck out of silicone..pricewise.

Hats off to you for your mold. It looks great.

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Very nice. I would like to try one with a tail design like a Hudd, with the paddle on top and bottom. More like a real fish tail.

But I guess that would not work in an open pour.

...Bill

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the tail would work but over all shape of it would not. The top of the bait or bottom is flat. No way around that with an open pour. You would make a 2 part mold to do something like a huddleston.

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made a smaller one yesterday and poured it tonight. I see that some of my pours have a hard line where the colors meet. How long should I wait between pours?

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Pour your first colour a little colder, wait for it to build a little skin, pour the second colour relatively hot. Working with a warm mold prevents cold-cracks too.

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Dear Capt Mike, really beatiful lures, I follow the same working path with clay and RTV silicone to realize top pour mold.

For MonteSS: yes, it's possible to realise an open mold for a non flat shape, also doing laminates ...

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Bye

Cami

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yes it can be all hand poured, but injection makes it alot more easier.

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