LEAD FOR SINKERS

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by RiverBuggy4x4, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    I have the go ahead to get the lead from work so starting tomm. I will be doing just that:cool2:
     
  2. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    do you pour your own sinkers? How much lead can you get?
     

  3. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    I do pour them and I will see just exactly how much i can get
     
  4. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    I still have some lefted over.:wink:
     
  5. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    very cool how much you got
     
  6. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    i need some no rolls between 2-8oz.. thanks tony..lol:smile2:
     
  7. katplayer187

    katplayer187 New Member

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  8. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    I don't know! It's more than I can carry!:wink:
     
  9. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    Hey riverbuggy, where in indiana do you live? Im from Muncie.
     
  10. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    What about you kyle, where in indiana do you live? Me and big catfish64 has been making egg and no roll sinkers. If you lived close enough we might be able to help you out.
     
  11. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    im on the south-east side of indianapolis, river buggy is about 15 miles south of here..
     
  12. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    hey you guys if your coming to the gathering bring your lead an things ill have my molds an pots with me if wont to us them
     
  13. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    About 90#'s.:crazy:
     
  14. Whiskerstalker

    Whiskerstalker New Member

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    I live in Hamilton County (carmel area). To those of you round here (southside of Indy up to Muncie) I'd be willing to pay ya for some no-roll sinkers & casting sinkers.

    No-roll: 3oz - 8oz
    Casting sinkers: 1/2oz - 4oz

    Thanks y'all
     
  15. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    Hey if you guys (bigcatfish64 and catfishcatcher) want to get together let me know. Im in Muncie and got a mold and some lead. I just don't have a good way of melting it. I have been doing it a school in the basement with a hot plate but it takes forever. Plus I don't know how much my advisor would like it if he knew.
     
  16. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I need to talk to my neighbor and see if he is going to get me some lead... said he could but it was a short convo. he prolly forgot
     
  17. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    Hey shad man get with BIGCATFISH64 and we will set up a date and time and we will try to get you some made. Bryan me and bigcatfish64 can make no roll sinkers but only 3,4 and 5oz. Sorry my mold doesnt have any biggers ones in it. If you really want some this year I guess we could make some but not sure how you would get them. I dont go to indy much, but me and bigcatfish64 will be going there the first of june to pick up whiskers67 from the airport for our ohio river trip. Let me know and maybe we can work something out. Same goes for you also kyle.
     
  18. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    I used a gas grill to melt some the last time. It takes less than an hour to get it hot enough in an old 8" skillet.
     
  19. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    I believe the fastest way I've seen it done was wsith a hot plate and an iron skillet
     
  20. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    Shad man was melting his lead with a hot plate and small iron skillet and he said it took several hours to get it hot enough. I have a lee production pot and this is by far the quickest way to melt and pour led. It is electric and has a adjustable temp setting. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes to get hot enough then im pouring led. This method is also much safer. They are listed in the bass pro catalogs for around $90.00. If you pour a lot of lead or make your own lures I would suggest to you in making the investmet you wont be sorry you did. Ask shad man what he thought about the production pot if you have any other questions. Hope this helps.