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#1 flytyer1

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:29 AM

Hi everyone,

 

Has anyone tried to make or know where to get a good eel mold. The price of a package of 2 eels in a retail store is $18 - $25!

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

 


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

Can easily/cheaply be done using plaster of paris as a one-piece mold (not completely round), or a two-piece mold which is a bit trickier but is still fairly easy. I have an eel waiting for me to make a mold at the moment. try a few quick youtube searches and you should get a lot of videos you can view on procedure.

 

I make many of my own soft plastics using my handmade molds, and also from molds bought online. I have also started dabbling in making my own crankbaits / jerkbaits as well. A good past-time for those winter non-fishing days (i don't get out ice fishing nearly as much as I would like).


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:32 PM

Thanks for responding,

 

Plaster of paris would work OK I guess. Do you use plastisol for your plastics? Luremaking is a great pastime in the winter months. I haven't made too many lures other than a jerkbait for muskie and lots of big flies for lake fish mostly.

 

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:59 PM

yes, this is the type I currently use and very happy with the product: http://www.caneycree...Free_p_181.html


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for the link. Looks like great stuff.

 

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