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Bills with lead

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Was wondering if anybody knew how to make a crankbait bill with the lead insert like the old Bagleys had. I am talking about the poly deep diving bills with the line tie in the bill surrounded with lead. I can't tell if it was poured in a mold and then inserted in the bill, or poured directly on the Lexan with the wire inserted first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'd be willing to bet that the lead is poured first onto the wire. Then epoxied into a notch in the bill.

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:yay: guys that is called a tuning button it was developed by lee sisson when he worked for bagleys it can be done by making a mold of the lip and molding it in with the wire in place to keep everything in line thus the name tuning button:yeah:

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Thanks, Jawjacker. Any ideas how to make a mold for that? How careful do you need to be to keep from burning the Lexan with the molten lead?

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