I already tie my own flies.
Now I wanna try pouring my own plastics, does anyone know where I can get some good molds or even someone that can design custom molds?
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but making soft plastic baits is something I've researched.
Here's a place that makes custom molds and has everything you need - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
As for designing baits, they can modify existing designs to your specifications, or you can simply shape what you want out of modeling clay and send it to them.
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There are also a lot of plastisol suppliers, but the one I've found that seems to have the biggest selection of formulas designed specifically for DIY soft baits is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Besides injection molds, you could also use "open pour molds" that you can easily make yourself from silicone, or plaster, or even Durham's Water Putty.
I hope this helps as a starting point - the world of making soft plastic baits is huge. Don't forget to check YouTube - lots of good info there.
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