Catfishing Weights

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Salty1, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    Some of my catfishing buddies and I have come into about 100 lbs. of free lead and have made our own molds for no roll sinkers. The sinkers have come out perfect but we are having problems with getting holes through the lead to feed our line through. We have tried laying heavy wire coated with Pam non-stick spray in the molds and it was still very tough to pull them out. The second thing we tried was drilling and that does'nt work very well either. Any idea's would be great !!!!!
    Thanks in advance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:0a35:
    John
     
  2. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    Use stainless steel wire been using it for years never had a problem.
     

  3. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I use brass welding rods. Just oil the crap outta the things before you pour the lead. Should come out easier.
     
  4. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    AwShucks is right. The brass welding rods do well. You can fashion a wooden handle on one end to give you the leverage to pull through the mold. Oil heavily. When the mold gets real hot the results are even better.
     
  5. james_s333

    james_s333 New Member

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    im not sure about what you asked but i have 25 lbs of lead and have no idea where to get molds....the sad thing is i can get as much as i want til april when my dad retires
     
  6. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    You can bring that lead up and I'll let you use my mold. All I have is a banksinker mold. You can find them online or at places like Bass pro shops, cabelas, or fin,feather, and fur in ashland.
     
  7. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    James, start you up something like a savings account, except put the lead into it. If it is free now, it won't be forever. Molds can be found at BPro, Academy's, bait houses, e-bay, or just do a search on the web for sinker molds. You'll find a bunch. Just check them all out as some will run about 28.00 at one place and 38.00 at another. The important thing is to collect and save the lead now. LOL
     
  8. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    I made my molds out of thick leftover wood I had laying around. Just drilled holes in the wood.
     
  9. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    I would buy a sinker mold...they work well and not to expensive. I use
    Do-It molds and they are great and have a large selection to choose from.
     
  10. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    When buying a sinker mold is it best to get a cast iron or alluminum mold ?
     
  11. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    id say alluminum the heat escapes alot quicker . the cooler the mold the better
     
  12. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    allminum the heat escapes alot better
     
  13. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    alum. molds just use castiron melting pots.
     
  14. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I use do-it molds and cast iron melting pots. I use a tube of grease to dip the rod in every other pour its less mess than oil. Also read a thread on hear about using a wax ring for toilet bowls to stick the rod in. I haven't tried it but should work great.