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    Default Halibut Molds

    Looking to buy a 32 oz Halibut Weight mold, not the round ball but the rectangle one. Checked Sportsmans maybe Moutain View or BJs? Anyone seem them around Anchorage or on line?

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    Default Ebay

    I got all my weight molds from Ebay. Some are brand new, some are really antiques but still work. Give it a look. Good luck. The rectangular "cod" style molds will be more expensive.

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    Default yep

    Just checked Ebay, found one.

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    I used a Spam can and made some great sinkers. I took a stainless steel screw eye through the Spam can and poured as much lead in it as i thought was about right. when it cools i simply ripped the spam can and peeled it away and i had a great sinker. There are pics of them on the thread below.
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=39064

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgpcr View Post
    I used a Spam can and made some great sinkers. I took a stainless steel screw eye through the Spam can and poured as much lead in it as i thought was about right. when it cools i simply ripped the spam can and peeled it away and i had a great sinker. There are pics of them on the thread below.
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=39064

    What do you do with the Spam? No body actually eats that stuff and I think it's illegal to bury it in a landfill!!!!!

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    Fried Spam is edible. Its easy to take with on a trip. My dog likes it just fine! I bought a few cans as she was so skinny and i waned to put some weight on her before hunting this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgpcr View Post
    Fried Spam is edible. Its easy to take with on a trip. My dog likes it just fine! I bought a few cans as she was so skinny and i waned to put some weight on her before hunting this fall.

    My god man!!!!! You torture your dog!!!!! The ASPCA will hear about this!!!!

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    Drifter
    Do you know the difference between a bowling ball and a can of spam??
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    If you were starving and had to you could eat a bowling ball!

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    Bid on the ones on ebay got outbidded the 2lb went for about $48 the 3lb went for $54 then afterwards found this site, much better deal: http://www.hiltsmolds.com/RockCodSinkerMolds.htm

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    Do a search on google for Rock Cod Sinkers. These things are great you can get them up to 5 pounds maybe even more. What I love about them is they are square so you don't have to worry about them rolling around your gunnel.

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    make a mold out of plaster of paris or bondo also works

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    Lightbulb A couple of options

    Thanks for all the info and help, I have found two pics posted.

    Option 1: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:SCO:US:1123
    $45.87 for a 2lb mold
    $54.00 for a 3lb mold
    $9.80 shipping each (might be able to combine shipping for a little off).
    I like the area you pour the lead into on this one but the handles may get a little warm, not sure of the hinge as it compairs to Option 2.

    Option 2: http://www.hiltsmolds.com/RockCodSinkerMolds.htm
    $35.95 for a 2lb mold
    $39.95 for a 3lb mold
    $12.00 to ship both
    I like the handles better on this one, the pour area might be a little bit of a problem as I imagine pouring this much lead you have to do it quick to get a smooth weight out of it.

    Any comments on the above, I was leaning toward option 2 simply for price but I want to get the better of the two if it costs another $10 or so more per mold.

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    I purchased the same mold on the left on ebay last year for $20. It's an alright mold and works good but the handles get fairly hot after several pours. The Hilts mold is by far a better mold and I would go with it if it's cheaper. Don't know why that off brand mold is $20 more a year later.

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    Hilts makes the large cod sinker molds, and jig head molds. Sometimes you can get a good deal on e-bay, other times the go for the price of a new mold.

    I got a 4# cod sinker, and just cut them down to provide various weights. I mostly fish jigs and couldn't see laying out the # for a variety of molds.

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    We used to make sinkers using wood as a mold. Soak the wood for a day or so, you could do several castings before burning it up too much. Who cares, just use rough cut lumber and drill another hole, practically free! For a square mold just use a drill bit with the square cutter around it.

    Plus if you use the right wood, the halibut will be "pining" for your bait!

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    I made my own anchor for my one man pontoon and made a mold from aluminum sheet riveted together. When done just cut it off.

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