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Author Topic: sinker molds  (Read 89 times)

Offline yari

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sinker molds
« on: July 25, 2017, 06:53:05 PM »
i started using PENCIL SINKERS for trolling walleyes. they are hard to find and expensive. i'm thinking about buying a mold and making my own sinkers

does anyone have experience in sinker molds? are there any molds better or worse than others? i'm looking to produce 1/2 oz sinkers. there are a lot of molds over 1 oz, but not a lot of smaller stuff

any ideas?
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Re: sinker molds
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 03:58:56 PM »
i started there louis. if you look at the price, you can see why i what a mold to make my own.
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: sinker molds
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 06:37:15 PM »
Yari, looks like you can buy "Do-It" sinker molds in that style for about $30 a set.  Also saw a suggestion to simply use lead wire & flatten one end & add a hole to it for swivel rather than casting your own.  Walmart sells a 1lb roll of lead wire for about $6.

Dad & I used to cast all of our tightline sinkers when I was a kid - our mold set went from about 3/8 oz up to 1 oz.  Generally focused on making the 1 oz units for river fishing.  Those were not the pencil shape you're looking for though.  Pretty easy process.
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