Author Topic: New lead molds are in at Barlow's  (Read 723 times)

Online andrewlamberson

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2293
New lead molds are in at Barlow's
« on: 10/23/17 19:01 UTC »
The new lead molds are now on the Barlow's site along with their "related items" like hooks, keepers etc to make sure you order the right stuff!

I had a pretty good wish list started before these molds can in....so Barlow's got me for $300 !

BUT, it's a LONG winter in Minnesota!
" You can't buy happiness...But you can buy fishing gear...and that's kind of the same thing"

Offline CrawdadsFishingTackle

  • Keeper
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
    • Crawdads Fishing Tackle
Re: New lead molds are in at Barlow's
« Reply #1 on: 10/23/17 19:22 UTC »
AWESOME!! They will get me too!!  :D

Online ctom

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 8039
Re: New lead molds are in at Barlow's
« Reply #2 on: 10/23/17 19:54 UTC »
I've had the occasion to tinker a bit lately and have missed the lead pouring. When Marc showed these at the last get-together last January I got in a lather right on the spot. I guess I can quit foaming now. These are 3/4 ounce.

This is a super "big water" casting lure and holds its own on deep water jigging too. The swimming action in this bait in all four of the sizes is incredible. I was able to get my fingers on a couple of prototypes and used them on Lake Superior even though the trout were in a funk and I still managed a few. The action on these baits is way more fishable than the sonar type lure.

This mold takes lead and my bottom pour pot couldn't keep up. These were hand poured with a 3 ounce ladle, the extra lead serving to help keep the lead flow quickly. I cast half a bag of body blanks using a 1 1/2 ounce ladle too on the two smaller sizes and it too was plenty adequate, but the two larger cavities need a bunch more lead and the 3 ounce ladle fits the bill. The mold pours wonderfully clean, no flash or trimming after the sprue is snapped off.

Online WALLEYE WACKER

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2792
Re: New lead molds are in at Barlow's
« Reply #3 on: 10/23/17 20:09 UTC »
Tom did you get any Nickle blades or are you to paint them.

Online ctom

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 8039
Re: New lead molds are in at Barlow's
« Reply #4 on: 10/23/17 20:15 UTC »
No nickel yet. I want though, lol.