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Offline Jeff Little

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7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« on: 02/17/13 11:49 UTC »
I got this mold to target musky on the mid Atlantic rivers I fish.  I've made some nice baits, and think that the profile is good, but I'm thinking of taking a dremel to the tail and converting it to a swim bait to add more action.  Any thoughts on such a conversion?  Do the molds dremel well?

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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #1 on: 02/17/13 13:02 UTC »
I can speak for the Do-It molds....yes the carve pretty nice with little effort. I'm in your boat on the Caney mold. I have another mold that is made from what appears to be the same stock as what Caney molds come from and I need to do some venting. I guess we'll be finding out, eh? I don't think it will be a problem really, just take your time and use new cutters.
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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #2 on: 02/17/13 17:00 UTC »
Jeff,

I think that you will find that the stick aluminum that the plastics molds are made from will be a little harder to work with than the cast alumimum that you're used modifying with Do-It molds.  Either is relatively easy to work with but the plasitcs molds (I would only guess) are a little tougher to mod., but not difficult I'm sure.

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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #3 on: 02/17/13 18:11 UTC »
Why not just get a swimbait mold? It may work but you may never be able to sell that mold again. And then again, it may not work and you've just ruined a good mold. JMHO

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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #4 on: 02/17/13 18:36 UTC »
I would consider that a big modification if it was something I was thinking about.   I, personally, would be hesitant to attempt it. 

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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #5 on: 02/21/13 01:31 UTC »
BT has a 10" swim bait I would op for before I would try to modify it. mike
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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #6 on: 02/21/13 19:45 UTC »
That's a BIG swim bait it would take forever to cure that monster!

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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #7 on: 02/21/13 20:26 UTC »
I want one a 10 swim bait that would be fun  :P
it would take pound of plastic
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Re: 7 inch Wutz it for Musky
« Reply #8 on: 02/21/13 23:03 UTC »
I have the BT 7" 2 cavity swimbait mold. I would be happy to loan it to you if you like.

I use the HD additive and baits are very wiggly in the tail and very durable.

http://www.basstackle.com/product_p/7swimbait2cavity.htm

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