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Old 03-23-2020, 06:37 AM
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Hello THT subscribers!

We are new on THT, so let me start with a short introduction.

My name is John, and I am co-owner of a family casting company in Illinois. My father and I started
casting weights back in 2011. We started with just personal stuff, and it slowly grew to casting ingots for
others. From there we have gone on and done custom weights for go-carts, clocks, light fixtures, we even
have helped a company who builds aircraft counter weights (just to name a few). Check out the following
link for the complete story. https://www.pbcastco.com/our-story

Fishing Weights Problem
We recently noticed how expensive fishing weights were and we thought we would try to lower the price.
Instead of "one of a kind" (and costly) individual weights, we are trying to mass produce the most
common weights. We want to use volume, American labor, and supply chain reductions, to reduce the
cost. We have sold a few thousand pounds, to "dealers" to help finance the build out. And we feel we are
ready to try and bring these to the larger fishing community.

That is why we are here. Below you will find a list of the weights that we have available on our website.
https://www.pbcastco.com/shop

Right now we are offering an additional 20% off on all fishing weights Use promo: THT
Not enough? Order more than $85 and also get FREE SHIPPING. Orders less than $85 shipping is
$9

Egg Sinkers
  • 1/8 oz. $3.84 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 1/4 oz. $3.84 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 1/2 oz. $3.84 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 3/4 oz. $3.84 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 1 oz. $3.84 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 1.5 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 2 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 3 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 4 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 5 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 6 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
Flat Bank Sinker
  • 3 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 4 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
Regular Bank Sinkers
  • 1 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 3 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)
  • 4 oz. $2.80 per pound (before 20% off)

All Prices include the 10% federal excise tax, and all weights are 100% made in the USA.

We also want you to tell us what weights you commonly use, and the quantities you would be
interested in. Long term we would like to bring you a larger selection, but for now we are starting
with 16 types. Remember, we are trying to mass produce limited types (at least initially) to drive
down the cost of manufacturing them.

Our commitment to you
We will do our best to answer calls and emails promptly, but as you will see in the about us section on
our website; we are a small family operation (so please bear with us...don't bury us . We also ship as
promptly as possible, and insure all of our orders. In the past (2011-present) we have shipped 99% of
orders within 2 business days. If any of this changes, we will communicate with you! It drives us nuts

when we live in a time where we have more means of communicating than ever before, and some
companies refuse to communicate!

Final thoughts
If we run out of something that you are after let us know. We will do our best to get more cast; all out of
stock items will be denoted as such on the website. We will only take your money if we have your item in
stock and ready to ship. We will not take your money, and wait until your item "comes in". That is not
how we do business.

If you have any comments (hopefully constructive) please let us know. As always, we will do our best to
serve you.
Old 03-23-2020, 11:00 AM
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I'm stocked up for now, but you will see me when I run low. Thanks for posting.
Old 03-23-2020, 04:20 PM
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Add 8,10,12,and 16oz eggs for the bottom fishing crowd. At ~ 2.30 per lb you will sell a bunch of them.
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74lbSteve, Thank you for expressing interest! We look forward to working with you in the future!
Old 03-24-2020, 06:48 AM
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wstanford277, We will definitely add that to our list!
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please update when u get 5 and 6 oz eggs back in stock. Thanks
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Advise when you have more 6oz egg sinkers
Old 03-24-2020, 04:45 PM
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We will do our best to do that. The problem we are having is kind of 2 fold. Many of our metal suppliers are shut down as there is not enough business going on to support all of them. The second problem is everyone in the metal business is "expecting" that next month the prices on metals will be dropping (due to the economy shutting down for the past few weeks), so they are refusing to buy as they do not want to get stuck holding the bag. We are somewhere in the middle of the supply chain and are having trouble with both of these issues. Since the people on the bottom and top do not want to buy they have nothing to sell us. So basically by shutting down what the government deem non-essential, it has large ramifications even on industries they deem essential (like us manufacturing). I am explaining this to everyone I talk to in the hopes that you too will pass it on. The conclusion is all business is essential! There are always unintended consequences when things like this are tried. At the very least if someone in a "non-essential" business looses his/her job, they are not going to be able to buy your products or others products and it tends to ripple that way as well.

I apologize for the delay we had hoped to already have several thousand pounds of each (5 and 6 oz eggs) cast and ready to go. Unfortunately now we are just waiting on the kinks in the supply chain.

John
Old 03-28-2020, 10:17 AM
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Great news everyone, We have found a few suppliers willing to sell (that are also open)! We hope to have between 20,000, 30,000 pounds in our position this week! This means we can start on those 5oz and 6 oz egg sinkers you all have been asking about.
Ill post updates as I can.
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John,
Great attitude and I wish you well. We also use some 3 and 4 pound weights for our marker buoys and marker jugs when we mark an offshore wreck or reef. I have heard some refer to the weights as "sash" weights. I don't know if you carry those. I found your website a bit confusing but admittedly was only there for a short period. Again, best of luck.
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Hello tarpononecharter,
Right now we do not have anything that large, I will look into those for you though. How many pounds would you need? Also if you could tell me which part of the website was confusing I will look into it. Also did you view it on a desktop or mobile? When updates occur sometimes it messes up the different versions and since I use desktop more frequently, I don't always catch the errors in the other "versions" as quick as I should. If you go to www.pbcastco.com/shop
it should brink to right to the buying page with the products listed and weather they are in or out of stock. Let me know, as we are always looking to improve everything we have (or don't have .
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I'll send you a picture of some of the weights we use but admittedly we only buy them if we loose them in a wreck or artificial reef. And I'll also take another look at your website. My viewing this morning was quick.
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Sounds good thank you
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Good news everyone we do have some 5oz eggs back in stock, we should have about 600 pounds by the weekend. Then we will switch to the 6 oz !
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Good news everyone we do have some 6oz eggs back in stock, we should have about 600 pounds by the middle of the week!
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5 and 6 are back
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I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that have placed orders. Also, I would like to remind everyone to make sure and enter the promo code THT at checkout. We are advertising in a few places, and we have no way of knowing "who's who". THT is the largest discount we have ever offered for 20% off all of the fishing weights we carry.
We thank you for your continued support.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
I'll send you a picture of some of the weights we use but admittedly we only buy them if we loose them in a wreck or artificial reef. And I'll also take another look at your website. My viewing this morning was quick.
Here's a picture of the weights that I'm using. Nothing special but the one on the left is 3 lbs. with a ring to tie onto and the divers weight is 4 lbs. Just need something heavy to be able to get down 100 ft. with strong current.


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So like cannon ball weights or something would work except they have to be several pounds correct?
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Originally Posted by PlumBum Casting Co. View Post
So like cannon ball weights or something would work except they have to be several pounds correct?
Yes most of the weights I see for this application are 3 - 5 lbs. but you must be able to tie a string or cord to them.

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