miki

Does anyone recognise the manufacturer of these shads

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If the baits are being sold by different companys under their own names; then the bait is a generic. There's a company in Birmingham, AL called Action Plastics that produces baits like that. I don't know if they are making this particular item.

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If you notice barlows and Alluring Baits sells basically the same items. It's always a toss up as to where they get their inventory!

I've never heard of Action Plastics before.

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When I had my tackle shop in the 90's I used to buy from them. Action is a division of another company(can't remember the name just now). I may have it in the shop; I'll check tomorrow. Most of their business was with the Orient.

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Barlows makes an interesting statement that these injection shad bodies look more realistic than painted ones. They must be talking about Action Plastics stuff. Funny, I think painted hand pours like Mattlure's sunfish are way more realistic looking...just my opinion :whistle:

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When I had my tackle shop in the 90's I used to buy from them. Action is a division of another company(can't remember the name just now). I may have it in the shop; I'll check tomorrow. Most of their business was with the Orient.

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??? please tell me

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I also have a mega sized shad body we are going to be producing soon for the Musky market. One is 9" and the other 13" ! The first silicone molds will be ready tomorrow and I'll post my first pour shortly thereafter. I will have the hooks poured into it as well, just need to get the jighead design finished

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Miki; I looked around but I couldn't find any order books from those folks. I must have turffed them out. I'll check back through my files when I get a chance to find an old invoice.

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Their designer series patterns are very cool.

I'd like to figure out a hand pour method to achieve that!

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Lurecraft has quite a few shad molds in different sizes. You might want to ask them to look at the photo to see which one they sell. I would thing the mold would have to be made of silicone to get the boot tail out.

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Frank, I just finished 4 POP molds of a 5 1/2" shad that I designed and the tail comes out quite nicely. You can't just rip it out; but if you take care it comes out no problem. I've also come up with a neat way to pour it. I'll post some pics in a few days.

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Just did a few quick pours from our new Shad mould. We had a wooden model carved and painted. Its was covered with RTV silicone in a pine frame, the 13" shad used around 3 pounds of silicone !!! Nil, your right about getting the tail out...the wooden model took lots of care to get the tail section out. Now its time to design a good jighead that can be added when the lures is poured.

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Nova, I recently made a two part mold for the same design and I no longer worry about ripping the thin tail connection or leaving half of the boot in the cavity. I suspect you use oil for easier release.

I put the shad on its side into wet POP, grease the surface, and add next layer of plaster. The tail pours fine with one, hot plastic pour because the boot isn't deep in the cavity.

Larger shads are okay; it's only the small slider grubs I have problems with, which is why I'm investigating using RV.

BTW Tubeman, what do you rig those giant muthas on.!

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Frank, I never grease my molds. I used to seal them with epoxy but recently I've been using the Elmer's glue(3 coats).s.com

Elmers doesn't peel? That's the main reason I don't use ModPodge.

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The only time that happened to me Frank was when I scraped my fingernail on the top of the mold.(I coat the top a couple of times to protect from spillage sticking to the POP.)

I've been waiting for something to happen because in my experiance something that is this easy to apply must have a down side.lol Haven't seen it yet though.

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BTW Tubeman, what do you rig those giant muthas on.!

I'm working on a jighead this week, it will have to put in the shad along with a stinger wired on 150 lb downrigger wire :eek:

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