I've asked for anything like this but I was looking for a little help. I'm a 25 year old guy and avid bass fisherman. I recently have been having some serious health problems and was diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease. This disease can be a real pain in the rear (literally) and has really knocked me down hard in the past year, the past few months have been especially tough. Unfortunately I am unable to work and don't really have the strength to fish as of now. I've been in the hospital for the past two weeks. I really want to start building custom tackle and learning about hand pouring plastics, making spinnerbaits/buzzbaits and making crankbaits. Unfortunately since I am unable to work and have such expensive medical bills, I am having trouble affording all of the equipment I need to build my own custom lures. I'm not asking for any handouts but I was wondering if any of y'all had old or unused things sitting around that I may be able to buy off of you for a cheap price or maybe just borrow unti you needed it again. Things like old tore up plastic baits I could reuse. Or lead jig molds, lead melting pots, hooks for the molds, skirt material, plastisol, soft plastic bait molds, injectors, etc. I don't have much money to spend but I am willing to pay and I sure don't want a handout. When I am healthy I run my own full service tree business and l could pay it back to y'all as soon as I can get healthy again. Maybe I could trade some tree trimming/land clearing for some lure making equipment! I live in Weatherford, TX by the way.
Since I can't really fish right now I'd love to send y'all some of my creations in the mail so you can tell me how they work! I can't meet anyone to pick up stuff (because I'm in the hospital), but maybe I could figure out a way to pay y'all online to cover shipping. Thanks for all the good advice and tips you put on here. It helps me keep my mind off this [censored] and stay positive! Y'all rip some lips for me!!