making gotcha plug body molds

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making gotcha plug body molds

Postby jon1324 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:12 pm

i was wondering how i can make a mold of a gotcha plug body any help will be apresheated
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby dahlberg » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:41 am

Hi J
That would be about the easiest one imaginable!
Check out the tutorial on the makelure.com website. The only messing around is figuring how much and where the weight needs to be placed. My guess is you could make some variations on either side of what's now available and expand your tool box. Maybe mess with a tiny lateral fin on the back, like an ice jig.
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby jon1324 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:51 am

im new at this im not sure what u mean the gotcha body has a hole through it and the weight is gonna be the head i thought i could make a lil box and put the body in it standing up so i could pour sum stuff around it and sum in it when the stuff cures i would be able to pull the body out so i would have a mold but im not sure if that would work
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby dahlberg » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:50 pm

that's pretty much the process. You'll likely be best to pour heads/hook hangers before you cast the rest of it. Either that or use a sinker buried in the mold.
Remember, you have to make the mold to accommodate the hook hangers. Also, you can pour lead into hs2 or 3 mold you are making for the head.
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby jon1324 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:00 pm

yea i will make it right hopefully it will be just like the ones you buy i just have to buy all the right goop. can u get the alumilite anywhere else besides the site ?
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby jon1324 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:28 pm

can u get the alumalite anywhere else besides the site ?
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby dahlberg » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:06 pm

You can sometimes find it in hobby stores if you have one locally.
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby jon1324 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:47 pm

thanks ill have to check in see if i can find sum if not ill get it from the site im gonna have to get that lure making video of urs to i love watching ur shows
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby jon1324 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:39 pm

Hey larry I got. The hard bait kit and I made the gottcha plug but it really didn't turn out. Like I wanted but I can drill a hole through it and make it work. If u have any sugestions. Please help
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Re: making gotcha plug body molds

Postby makeit urself » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:16 am

i'm gonna share my gotcha plug how to with you since i couldn't find any info on how to make one, i used my own idea. first i took a 1 1/2", x 1 1/2",x 10" piece of wood, split it in half, then put 2 screws to pull it together again. then drilled a hole directly into the seam so it was perfectly round. the bit fit the diameter of the body i was useing which was a piece of aluminum arrow shaft cut down to 2 1/2- 3" in length. bent a wire (ss mig wire) to the shape i wanted and inserted it into the shaft and clamped it into the wood. poured the amount of lead i needed and cut off excess at 45 degree angle. its easier when you do it. i can send you pictures and better explanation if you contact me. i'm sure there is an easier way to do it with the LD products. its just too expensive for me. sorry larry..lol
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