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Beau       GlennLBowen@aol.com 7-3-2002 8:34 PM
I am a keen fisherman from outback australia........My question to yas is does anybody know how to make lead sinkers at home .or how do you make moulds.I have access to plenty of lead and it will be alot cheaper if I can make sinkers we have lots of snags in our rivers and I go through plenty .
ant tips or advice on how to make sinkers will be appreciated thanks beau ........
larry       glory2@.net 1-23-2003 11:44 AM
At one time i made my own sinkers. I have accese to machines where i made my own moulds. You also can buy them in catalogs or in somestores.you can buy all types of moulds and acually work better for around $25.00. I still have some of my lead bars i got off my dad but wheel waights work good and melt nicly ,however ther is a lot of impurities that needs scimed of.
Alan W. Olsen       aw_olsen@msn.com 8-22-2003 2:19 PM
When fishing the Surf where the bottom is rocky/snaggy I use old discarded sparkplugs. They are a little more bulky to carry but if you loose one - so what.
justin       crosscountry@brooksdata.net 10-28-2003 08:41 AM
look at jannsnetcraft.com for sinker molds...

sticko       piesy@aol.com 8-28-2004 04:58 AM
when i was a kid we used to melt the led down in a heavy can. pour it into a spoon and drive a small hole in one end of it with an ice pick or nail . also you can make a mould in the sand dig a small hole stick a wire loop up out of it like a paper clip. let it stick up past the top of the hole so you have a place to tie your line. then fill hole with led.
Redneck       rednecktexan1@sbcglobal.net 8-29-2004 11:24 AM
Pouring sinkers is VERY dangerous if you do not know what your doing. Make sure you read all the information on it that you can before you start. Make sure you are in a dry area when you pour and melty lead with no water anywhere around and that you are in a well ventilated area. Lead is nasty stuff.

For molds for pouring your own lead sinkers try visiting here


These are their links on pouring and melting lead.


Safety first, be very careful!

joe       joekopasek@comcast.net 11-5-2005 10:36 PM
I have alot of molds for sale. Please see below and contact me if you are interested in any. They are all quality molds.

Sinker Molds

Bank (Made by Reading unless noted otherwise)
-8 oz.
0-1 oz. (2/3, , , 1)
oz. (CH brand)
oz. (x2)
1 oz.
1 oz. (x4)
2 oz. (x2)
3 oz. (x2)
4 oz. (x2)
5 oz. (x2)
6 oz.
8 oz. (x2)

Zepp (Made by Reading)
1 oz.
1 oz.
2 oz.
4 oz.
1-4 oz. (, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4)
5-12 oz. (5, 6 , 8, 10 12)
16-28 oz. (16, 20, 24, 28)

I have 2 more molds that are large (16 and 20?). They were specially made.

Pyramid (Made by Reading)
1 oz.
2 oz.
3 oz.
4 oz.
5 oz. (x2)
6 oz.

Bell (Made by Reading unless noted otherwise)
1 oz. (made by Hayes in Norfolk, VA)
2 oz. (made by Hayes in Norfolk, VA)
3 oz. (made by Hayes in Norfolk, VA)
8 oz.
0-1 (3/4, 2/3, , 1)
1-3 oz. (1, , 2, 2, 3) (2)
4-10 oz. (4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
10-20 oz. (10, 12, 16, 20)

I also have two molds for ingots and 2 molds for larger ingots
Do It Molds

Craig Prewett       captaincraig@earthlink.net 1-11-2006 10:36 PM
I am very interested. Please email me if you still have them.
J       3-7-2006 00:50 AM
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destiny collins       7-15-2006 7:47 PM
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