- 07/08/2011 at 5:45 am #7041rayhunterParticipant
hi im loooking at making sinkers if any one has moulds we should get a group of us and make some ,i hav a spoon mould and snapper one too .It be good if we could get some more moulds and make some16/11/2011 at 3:17 am #19337HIPPParticipant
A friend of mine just put me on to a website called torpedo7 they have sinkers 4,5, and 6 oz with the wire sand grabbers, normally in the shops for $5 or $6ea they selling 10 for $20, $2 ea, sweet. hope it helps you fellas. Hipp16/11/2011 at 3:39 am #19339MiliwolfParticipant
Was looking at the torpedo7 fishing section last night and they do have a few good prices…
Depending on freight looks like the trademe sellers are still cheaper for BOS.16/11/2011 at 5:47 am #19340yellowfinParticipant
If you’re making sinkers be careful not to get water in with your lead (like I did) – cold water sinks into the lead, heats up, and tries to escape quickly as steam, causing an explosion that sprays molten lead everywhere.17/11/2011 at 5:56 am #19361St_PaulParticipant
I use the gemini mold from tackle tactics, makes 3 – 9oz sinkers, have a heap of old lead from flashing etc so with parts works out at about $1.80 ea. Have not bought a made up sinker for 6 years. I also have a jig mold, a puka bomb mold (8-160z)& a ball and pyramid mold. you can use a spoon and sand tray to make spoon sinkers too.
Get yourself a decent mask to use when making them lead is deadly stuff!
as for the water I remember trying to make some outside when it started raining….Not fun!!17/11/2011 at 9:46 am #19362yellowfinParticipant
I make my own too. Got a 10 ltr bucket of net weights to get through. Its a pyramid/ball sinker mould.
Got a few hundred made up, but mates always take a few freebies whenever they get a chance
Use a decent pot too. I had one that the bottom melted out of and dropped molten lead all over the gas burner18/12/2011 at 9:43 am #19854MonsterbishiParticipant
I haven’t paid for a sinker in years, was out today and saw how much they charge for them nowadays – looks like I’m going to stick to my trusty Lee melter & warehouse brand molds!
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