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What is the best lead to use for spinner baits and buzz baits....Just getting started with this hobby......thanks for your help...

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In my experience lead it lead, its what it is alloyed with that causes it to change the way that it reacts to heat and as well may cause differences in the way it pours. . Personally I have never used anything but what I believe to be pure lead and I never use flux, however, there are many other forum goers that use all sorts and kinds of lead alloys in their lures.They will be able to enlighten you much better than I if you are using something other than pure lead. In fact I seem to remember a very in depth discussion talked about on this forum but I cannot remember just were. It could be that someone else could direct you to this informative discussion on lead.

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I like printers lead or even wheel weights for those baits as it is harder and keeps the wire from wearing out the heads longer than plumbers lead.

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Does printers lead pour good???? I'll be pouring it for spinner baits and buzz baits. Just getting started at this....need all the help i can get...

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Printer's lead takes a bit more heat than plumbers lead but it pours quite will in my Lee pot. A guy gave me 70# of it and I have been working on it in special applications for over 15 years.

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Soft lead will pour very nicely. Also a mid of soft lead and wheel weights works good too. Keep your temp down to ~700

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I will vote for the softer lead every time. I hate casting failures when doing spinner baits. I have a big box of them I have to go back and recover the wires and hooks from. I find that to be one of the lesser pleasures of casting. I have less failures with pure (soft lead). .

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