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Anybody know of a manufacturer that makes a mold like the Do It ES Ripper? Closely resembles Keitech swim baits. It looks as though Do It has a CNC mold, but it has side injection which won't work if laminating. Fat Guys has what I'm looking for in an 8 cavity but the price breaks my budget. At their price I could just buy a bunch of Keitechs, but not much fun in that. Just got the Angling AI Rip Rap and now want a ringed type as well.

3.5", 3.75", or 3.8"preferred.

Any help would be appreciated.

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22 hours ago, basskat said:

Bait Mold had a 3.8", five cavity, individual top ports on sale last week for $71.00

I missed that sale price. and the non sale price is about $50.00 less than FGF.  Is the shipping from Ukraine dependable now? I am starting to lean towards the FGF mold, but it will have to wait until after the holidays. But 50 bucks is fifty bucks. If I don't have to wait too long for the bait mold one.

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the fat guys fishing mold is awesome, i have the 3.5" rip shad and it shoots great and catches fish, they also have it in 4 and 8 cavity molds with the 4 cavity being around $140. its getting replaced in my mold lineup in favor of the 603 from BTS (another keitech style, with a top hook slot). FGF is having a great black friday sale all weekend with bigget sales at specific times on Friday and Monday (check their website for specific times). with the sale the 3.5" rip shad 8 cavity mold would come in around 150

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Thanks for that info! I just picked up an Angling AI in 3.75 shiner. No rings. And I really like the FGF 3.75 which reminds me of the Keitech fat impact. I wish it was offered in a 4 cavity like their 3.5 or 4"  I do have a 9oz injector, and saving now for a dual injector. I think the 6oz dual, and my 9oz single might be or should be enough to fill 8 cavities

I may go ahead with the 4 inch, if I'm up early enough for the best sale price.

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On 11/24/2022 at 7:09 PM, Tiderunner said:

Thanks for that info! I just picked up an Angling AI in 3.75 shiner. No rings. And I really like the FGF 3.75 which reminds me of the Keitech fat impact. I wish it was offered in a 4 cavity like their 3.5 or 4"  I do have a 9oz injector, and saving now for a dual injector. I think the 6oz dual, and my 9oz single might be or should be enough to fill 8 cavities

I may go ahead with the 4 inch, if I'm up early enough for the best sale price.

yeah a 9oz single or 6oz dual is plenty to fill 8 cavities, i can do 10 3.8" BA shads, 4 3.75" hammers, 8 3.5" rip shads and probably have some plastic left from a 6oz dual.

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I have been playing with my AI mold, and I really like the way it shoots. I do a lot of laminates on my other baits either with commercial laminate plates, or plates I make out of aluminum flashing. These won't work though with the swimbaits. So a dual injector is next on my wish list. I've been doing this bait making thing for around 30 years and can't believe I haven't bought one yet. Last season was my first using swim baits, and I am sold on them.

What plastic have you been using for your swim baits? Like I said I've been playing, but with remelts, and I feel the soft MF may be too soft.

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