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#10909144 - 06/10/15 03:42 PM Soft Plastic hand pourers?
skeeter17584 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/06
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Loc: pipe creek
Testing the water to see if any hand pour guys are still around?
I haven't seen anything in awhile on soft plastic?

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#10909176 - 06/10/15 03:52 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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There's a few of us lurking around in here.

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#10909183 - 06/10/15 03:54 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
skeeter17584 Offline
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What molds are you hand pouring Bryanmc57...swim baits, craws, worms, fluke style?

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#10909206 - 06/10/15 04:01 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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The reason I am asking is I have been given a rare opportunity to spend a day at FRINGE Tackle next week learning about soft plastics. Jeff and I will be pouring in my molds to see what we can make and which techniques will work best.

I wanted to hear from other hand pour guys to see which mold was the hardest for them and any special problems I may encounter?

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#10909418 - 06/10/15 05:45 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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Okay, so let me say first of all, I am envious. That guy's a genius. I pour a few things for myself. I have no interest in selling worms. I have a few simple molds (4-inch worms, beaver mold, small swimbait mold). The worm molds are the hardest to pour. It's the smallest target, and the least room for error. I would love to get good enough to do 3 layers per worm, but it takes much more control than I have. I enjoy playing around with colors, but with the small quantities of plastic that I'm dealing with, consistent color is very difficult. Anyway, soak it all up.
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#10909426 - 06/10/15 05:49 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
psalty Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
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Ahoy Skeeter.
I am kind of a newbie to hand-pouring. Worked on a hotplate for a year and now working with
a microwave using re-melts. This a ministry I have placing in bags and passing them along to
others with verse on them. I have various worms, swim baits, craws, critters, shrimp tails
and just picked up a hand pour shrimp body.
I have been picking up scrap plastics from fellows that sell their plastics.
Good to hear from some other hand-pourers. fish
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#10909640 - 06/10/15 07:44 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Loc: Mount Pleasant
I'm an old school hand pourer. I melted plastic first on the kitchen stove in 1975. I bought a "worm table" from a tackle shop in Mineral Wells. They had bought it from John Foxes lure company. It was a home made plywood table that used heat lamps for heating the plastic. Forty years have passed and I've modified my worm table several times but still use the original heat lamp fixtures. I still pour things I can't buy. Here is a pic of my setup. This is superior to microwave heating for several reasons.
worm table
some baits
swim bait


Edited by Longhorn (06/10/15 07:48 PM)

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#10913602 - 06/12/15 04:19 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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I inject plastics with a hand injector, but it's all crappie stuff, so I don't check this spot in the bass forum too often. I also add hardener to the point that my baits are harder than what anyone one else would do here, so I really probably don't have much to contribute that would help anyone else.
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#10913698 - 06/12/15 05:04 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: Longhorn]
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Originally Posted By: Longhorn
I'm an old school hand pourer. I melted plastic first on the kitchen stove in 1975. I bought a "worm table" from a tackle shop in Mineral Wells. They had bought it from John Foxes lure company. It was a home made plywood table that used heat lamps for heating the plastic. Forty years have passed and I've modified my worm table several times but still use the original heat lamp fixtures. I still pour things I can't buy. Here is a pic of my setup. This is superior to microwave heating for several reasons.
worm table
some baits
swim bait


Longhorn, I'm curious what you do with the elmer's glue.
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#10913791 - 06/12/15 05:54 PM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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Skeeter,
You have an chance to sit down with one of the best. Enjoy and learn.
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#10914421 - 06/13/15 05:54 AM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
Longhorn Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 229
Loc: Mount Pleasant
The Elmers Glue is used to seal plaster of paris molds, like the ones shown in a couple of my photos.

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#10914436 - 06/13/15 06:29 AM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: Longhorn]
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Originally Posted By: Longhorn

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#10922173 - 06/17/15 06:35 AM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
skeeter17584 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/06
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Spent the entire day with Jeff at FRINGE TACKLE yesterday getting instructed on techniques. Here is some of the products we made.

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#10922194 - 06/17/15 06:51 AM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
skeeter17584 Offline
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I was honored to be added to a very small group of hand pourers, 2 others, that know how to make this bait. Very labor intense but a very unique bait!! 4 color laminate hand pour in Tilapia. Going in my boat for a secret bait on Amistad and falcon!!

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#10922207 - 06/17/15 07:09 AM Re: Soft Plastic hand pourers? [Re: skeeter17584]
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Originally Posted By: skeeter17584
I was honored to be added to a very small group of hand pourers, 2 others, that know how to make this bait. Very labor intense but a very unique bait!! 4 color laminate hand pour in Tilapia. Going in my boat for a secret bait on Amistad and falcon!!





That is sick right there!! Jeff definitely knows his craft!
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