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Old 12-13-2009, 11:37 AM
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Anyone know where to get large (24-48 oz) trolling weight molds? The largest I can find on the Do It web site is 16 oz.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:11 PM
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Here is where I got the info
http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfis...er-moulds.htmlhttp://www.shawncollinscustoms.com/s...TrollingSinker
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Custom molded, so a higher price?
Hmmm.....
Know of any non-custom items?
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:36 PM
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Those are quality molds,I have two of his molds,the last one that I purchased cost $140 shipped. it produces 5oz lead heads that we were paying $6.00 for.

If Bass Pro wants $9.95 for a single 1lbr.it dosn't take long to make up the cost.

The cable can be cast into the weight,or use the copper eyes.

hell you could even go into the trolling weight business ,now that everyone knows which end faces the boat.

And a great chance to get some LUNG cancer
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I have a 16 / 24oz mold and double up for desired weight but after time / material ... I can't beat Capt Harry's.






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Dang! Nice price!

http://www.captharry.com/product/Ele...ctric/115.html
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Has anyone had any luck finding someone for the trolling bar molds? 32,48,64? I've tried emailing and calling the Shawn Collins guy and never get a response.

Thanks for any help
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Shawn has been quiet on the website for a long time. The best place to find his work is on eBay. Search seller CNC-works to find his molds. His molds are quality CNC machined and worth the cost.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F112751996543

Do-It does trolling molds up to 64 oz. I like thier shape with more weight at the nose. Barlow’s or Jansnetcraft have better pricing than the Do-It website.

My experience has been that trolling sinker molds last longer than wives so I don’t worry about the cost.

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Thanks for the help. I sent him another message via eBay. Hopefully I can find someone to make them. Looking for molds for weights like these.
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Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
Anyone know where to get large (24-48 oz) trolling weight molds? The largest I can find on the Do It web site is 16 oz.
I have a 26 you can barrow or I'll give you some i made myy bad zombie thread
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Thanks for the help. I sent him another message via eBay. Hopefully I can find someone to make them. Looking for molds for weights like these.
IIRC the last one I bought I ordered a mold, then sent him a message saying what I really wanted was a 24/32/48 trolling bar mold. He gladly charged me the difference and sent what I wanted.

This is a big mold, no hinge. You have to rack it up in a bench vise to pour it. Also Shawn’s gate (pour hole) is a bit small. You may want to drill it out larger for faster pouring. Larger gate helps keep the wrinkles minimal.

I personally don’t like cable-through sinkers. I use the extra-long stainless eyes available on eBay. Never had a failure.

If you get the mold and have any problems just send me a PM. I’ve been pouring trolling sinkers for 30 years and I’d be happy to help.
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Thanks for the info lone ono. Maybe he will respond without me having to order a mold I don't want before hand.

I will also take you up on the help if I need it. I've started a offshore trolling lure business in Florida and need some of these to offer for sale.

Thanks again for all the help
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Originally Posted by Lone Ono View Post
IIRC the last one I bought I ordered a mold, then sent him a message saying what I really wanted was a 24/32/48 trolling bar mold. He gladly charged me the difference and sent what I wanted.

This is a big mold, no hinge. You have to rack it up in a bench vise to pour it. Also Shawn’s gate (pour hole) is a bit small. You may want to drill it out larger for faster pouring. Larger gate helps keep the wrinkles minimal.

I personally don’t like cable-through sinkers. I use the extra-long stainless eyes available on eBay. Never had a failure.

If you get the mold and have any problems just send me a PM. I’ve been pouring trolling sinkers for 30 years and I’d be happy to help.
When was the last time you ordered from him? Doing research and saw others can't reach him any way!
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Originally Posted by Lone Ono View Post

I personally don’t like cable-through sinkers. I use the extra-long stainless eyes available on eBay. Never had a failure.
I'm curious why you don't like the cable-through trolling leads?
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Mostly storage & handling. I always seem to kink the cable where it exits the lead. Brass eyes are no good either, bend too easy.

I don’t run wire on the leader side of my trolling leads, only the mainline side. Seemingly all of my lead strikes happen when a fish on the wire is dragging the sinker away from the boat. When I cast leads I put a Melton’s “tournament Aussie” snap swivel on the back eye. The front gets 18” of solid wire between the mainline.

I have a milk crate with pvc pipes fixed to two sides. With only the swivels on the back side I can just drop them in the tubes for storage. I’ve cast sinkers in every configuration I can conjure up but I always come back to this setup.
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Mostly storage & handling. I always seem to kink the cable where it exits the lead. Brass eyes are no good either, bend too easy.

I don’t run wire on the leader side of my trolling leads, only the mainline side. Seemingly all of my lead strikes happen when a fish on the wire is dragging the sinker away from the boat. When I cast leads I put a Melton’s “tournament Aussie” snap swivel on the back eye. The front gets 18” of solid wire between the mainline.

I have a milk crate with pvc pipes fixed to two sides. With only the swivels on the back side I can just drop them in the tubes for storage. I’ve cast sinkers in every configuration I can conjure up but I always come back to this setup.
Interesting. My trolling leads are chewed up on both ends. I have Pete with Pete's Sinkers cast an extra 8" of cable on both ends of my trolling sinkers.
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Interesting. My trolling leads are chewed up on both ends. I have Pete with Pete's Sinkers cast an extra 8" of cable on both ends of my trolling sinkers.
Your fish bite different. You hang your hooks out the back, I drill holes in the back of the heads so I can move them as far forward as possible.
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Originally Posted by Lone Ono View Post
Your fish bite different. You hang your hooks out the back, I drill holes in the back of the heads so I can move them as far forward as possible.
Yep very different bite patterns. Its sounds like you and I need to swap fishing trips.
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You’re welcome on my boat any day. Again, not likely either of is going to leave an island with wahoo and fly half way around the world to get to an island with wahoo. Would be interesting though.

I look at it as you wouldn’t bait your hooks with bratwurst if you were trying to catch Japanese children. Same species, different environment.

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