Versatility of Bass Caster mold By Vince Copple In the Sport of Catfishing, we have found the need for many different styles of weights and sizes. Rather if you are fishing in lakes, streams or rivers will govern the types of weights used. The angler has to take into account the type of bottom rather it be rock, gravel, sand, mud or a combination of all. Will the fish be in holes, rocky structures or perhaps a log jam is something else to consider. Most retail outlets will carry the generic types of weights that they expect us to adapt to all of our various fishing conditions. Mainly egg sinkers and a few no rolls with out any size to them. There are solutions for us to make our own that will save money in the long run. The bass caster mold by Do-it is one of the most versatile molds for making several types of weights. This particular mold shown is the 3, 4 and 5 ounce. To make the inserts, I took a paperclip, cut it in half and wrapped it around a 16 penny finish nail. Some of these I added a swivel for line twist. Picture BCS1s.jpg Picture BCS1s shows the mold laid open with the various components used. The 5 ounce has the half paperclip on the swivel with another paperclip that is doubled over that will come out the bottom of the weight. The 4 ounce is just a clip on the weight for a 3 way rig. On the 3 ounce is a 3/32 brass pin that will make a slip sinker for the various sizes. Picture BCS4s.jpg Picture BCS4s shows how you will have to secure the pins in place with a small piece of masking tape across it as the molds will have to be flipped up side down in order to pour the lead in. I had to modify the pour spouts with a file so that the lead will pour in much faster creating a better pour of the lead at lower temperatures.